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.:. r SIX HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, m?. Ssnr-wrlktitt War-Time Christmas S-Orv -a. RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR MONDAY . DECEMBER 17, 1917. Practising Carpet-Bagging Upon Hawaii Reward of "drwrving lvniorats" and uae of Ha waii to pay the adminiKtnttion' political debts and build up the national Democratic machine never had a more graphic illustration than in the appoint inent of Col. Howard Hathaway of Everett. Wash ington, a internal revenue collector for the terri-torv. The story of patronage distribution is told in the Everett Tribnne, entirely without intention of re flectine on Hathawav in fact, the article is lauda - ton but just as a matter of news. The signiflcan paragraph is this: Four or five weeks ago a request came to John B. Kogarty, chairman of the Democratic state central committee, from Washington, D. C, to recommend a man for the position of Internal revenue collector for the district of Hawaii. Mr. Fogarty summoned sev eral men to a conference In Everett and asked for their combined Judgment as to whom they should rec mend. To Col. Hathaway fell the unanimous choice. There it is. in a nutshell the payment of a po litical debt. It appears that the state of Washing ton, which "delivered" for Mr. Wilson in the last national election, had a fat political plum coming and the administration luckily had a fat pohtica Dlum to give the Hawaiian collectorship. Demand - . . . . i i i J I M l n . , . rm nsa 1T it . I H 1 1 I I 11-21 ana budihv. vih'vi i umi auu . f - opening and a political move to take advantage of it. All very nice. -The course taken, bv the administration in regard fo the collectorship is exactly that which the editor of the Star-Bulletin learned in Washington last October, and told to Hawaii in correspondence twinted here on October 20. In that letter it was stated: It is no secret that this is to' be a political plum. - The revenue appointment ought to be forthcoming shortly. That the appointee will be from a state whose politics are of concern to the administration Is an obvious conclusion. As to the relationship between this appointment and the national Democratic party's plans for the next presidential campaign, that will be discussed by the Star-Bulletin later. Suffice it now to say that thejiandling of the revenue service patronage is part of a national political scheme. In this big scheme Hawaii is considered only in so far: as Ha waii offers opportunity for political exploitation. A federal job in Hawaii is not considered from the standpoint of the responsibility, honor and oppor tunity for efficient work which It .offers, but from the standpoint of how it may be used as a cat's-paw for Democratic chestnut-pulling. 'i From this misuse ot public office here, Hawaii jhas no recourse. The factional rows in the local .tTDemocratic party and the nnworthiness of many fef the candidates it has put forward, minimize tne jforce of any protest which might be made to ash ington'on the part of a disgusted commnnity. ; The Star-Bulletin knows nothing personally of CoV Hathaway. He may be a fine fellow, a good citizen, a capable lawyer, and he may make an efficient collecfor of revenue. The point fe that the job went primarily not to a candidate of recognized merit but to a state of recognized political pull andr that Hawaii is used again and again to pay mainland political debts. The payment of some of these debts has brought to Hawaii mainlanders so likable personally and so well able to look after their office that we hesitate to refer to them as "carpet-baggers." We' don't like to put them in that class. But others have been in that class and the administration, while preaching state's ' rights and home-rule, practises carpet-bag ging tipon a territory to an extent that is indefensi bly outrageous.- ; . V iw sw sin m -)- ' 1 About Mobilization of the Guard In justice to employers or laoor an over me Ter ritory, particularly to business houses whose staffs m m aav tn renlare. notice should he iriven as soon as possible as to the mobilization of the na- ; ; These employers have made possible the large en rolment of the national guard during the past few years. When Col. Jones was adjutant-general, an expansion movement was begun in which the firms of Honolulu gave the fullest cooperation. Men were not only allowed but encouraged to join. General Johnson has carried the appeal to employers even .. . . .11 . A-A A. A. 1 1 1 large numbers of men on the plantations. A trust company official said the other day that if the guard should be mobilized tomorrow, he would Jose several men whose positions he would find it hard to till. Many other firms would be in a .:!ln. nMiliMmnnt anil tnanv ifTiof Vw Yiii even more heavily. . Time to fill the impending vacancies and to re ad fast their business should be given the employers nrdn hirA miixfiA Tit 'thA mnrn with mnnv and with '.nmnMiromtnt if mn in nlit Of nnra t i hardly necessary to say that mobilization should not be hampered for such reasons, but there ap pears to be no .good reason why the mobilization junnot be decided unon and announced lonsr enonirh ' C7 in advance to give the business of Hawaii time to prepare for the loss of many of its cogs in the Drive Him Into the Open! Will the relatives of the voung woman mentioned in the Dr. Hayes indictment Ik? content to allow her to bear the shame, or will they aid public opin ion in driving into the ojkmj the man responsible for her disgrace the man whewe reckless passion was one of the contributing factors in opening a physician to the serious and scandalous charge of performing a criminal operation? Is the woman to suffer the ignominv and the man to go free? Is she to bear the stignia ami lie to hide bis guilty secret and claim the resject of a community which ought to nail him to the cross of public disgrace? Justice will not be completed by the conviction of a physician if. as charged, he has violated the law in performing an abortion. or will justice, legal and social, be completed dv the branding of an unfortunate woman with the burning scarlet letter. Justice will be completed only when the man whose unscruplous passion brought the woman to her condition is made to lear his portion of the shame, and to pay the penalty, whatever it may be In any community where justice is not done moral backbone sags and moral fiber weakens. I is not only in justice to a wronged woman tha this dastard should be exposed, but in justice to every mother, every father, every innocent girl every family in the community. Only in the punish ment of wrongdoers and the fulfillment of justice is there safetv for societv. Drive the skulker into the open: HAWAIIAN WANTED FOR BISHOP ESTATE TRUSTEE Lduor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: For tLe last :car the Kair.eha mena Alumni Association has been striving to get someone of Hawaiian extraction o be appointed as a mem tier on the loard tf trustees for the Cernictt I'a iahi estate. There have been a e.rea.1 many argu ments in favor of haUng a Hawaiian representative cn the board, but I see in your istue of the other day that F M. Hatch's name has been mentioned for the place. If after thirty 30i years, the trus tees of th Bernlce Pauahi Bishop estate fail to find a suitable man among the graduates of the school t eerve on the board in the interest ol the Hawaiians, there must be some- uaused by and then not openly In suit her, but jeer and cast remark that are unfit for the ears of any one. to say nothing about a lady. At any rate I will say that the $15 soldier is no, a $30 soldier, and that the money he receives i not tainted nor obtained through commerclalixed vice. Soldiers as a rule are philosophers, and they do not a a rule get very antagonistic, but when a person open ly declares diplomatic relations sever ed, then the soldier become fighting men. and who would not fight for his character? .Many of the men have left homes, and environments that this same lady cannot in all probability af ford or ever had. why should they take these stabs in the back and say noth ing? m Would the people ot Honolulu con thing radically wrong in the training j demn the entire personnel of our vast Ventilation Needed Rev. Sam Kamakaia, who has confessed that his part in the alleged will of the late Queen Liliuoka lam dated August 29, 1917, is a "frame up" details circumstances which appear to demand ventilation by the territorial grand jury. There are some humorous aspects to the whole story of the will contest, but perjurv is not humor ous. Nor is deliberate "frame-up" humorous. The circumstances surrounding the 1917 document have been open to suspicion from the start, in spite of the bland assurances of good faith. It would be interesting to see what ramifications a real probe or the whole affair would expose. The TraiHjets Warm Already there are sign of attempts to cover the trail of the man responsible for the condition of the girl in the Hayes care. Aireaay there are signs of secret and devious efforts to hamper the grand jury, to discredit the prosecution,, to stop the publicity, to hush up the wnoie miamous matter. The trail perhaps was getting too warm. Aflis scneme or counter-attack is familiar. It is palpably inspired by fear of exposure. But It will fail and its details will be exoosed J - r just as tne Mayes case itself is being exposed. Kaiser Wilhelm has another tvpical Berlin bluff in preparation. He will propose peace, knowing iuu wen tnat none of the Allies will agree to his arrogant terms, and then he will make his own de luded people believe that the Allies are responsible for the prolongation of the war. What a rich retri bntion this egomaniac is heaping up for himself! Aapoleon on his lonely rock would be in luxury compared to the punishment awaiting Wilful Wil helm. t sentence on lieorg Rodiek and H. A. Schroeder has been postponed. However, there is no proof that the Grassrof diary revelations had anything to do with jt. Perhaps "Princess" Theresa was merely indulg ing in the royal prerogative to start something with a scrap of paper. It is beginning to appear that fighting over the queen's will is not to be such a lucrative employ ment after all. Grasshof and von Papen both made the mistake of confiding to paper their thoughts about "those idiotic Yankees." V The prohibition measures are moving at a satis factory rate in Washington--atisfactory, that is, t0 everybody but the beneficiaries of the booze busl- ness..;' ' V How '.??onry should lore Germany! Fire thou sand Nonregian sailors have been murdered by the Hon? la A? rsitthree jean As between Herbert Hoover and Claus Spreckels in the sugar price controversy, we back Hoover to win in a walk. t i . iMcnoias seems to De roamm7 off most of the time. (Quick, officer, your trusty gun I) The Geier was a third-class gunboat but it ap pears to have been a flrst-classr spy base. A good American helps to expose disloyal Amer icans. He does not shield them. and educational system the?e men re ceived at the Kamehameha Schools, under the control of our most faithful and trusted (and "Aloha Hawaii") board of trustees We hav tried to carry on our agi tation in a quiet and peaceable way, but I see that has failed again and we will have to contiun. our agitation with greater force. This reminds me of my football days of bucking the center lines and we are going to keep on bucking; that chance may come some day "they may fumble the ball In our favor." We have sat for many years at this festive board loaded down with th good things of life waiting to be serv ed but the plums do not seem to come our way. Why is this, if I may ask? Is It because we haven't howled loud enough for a little that was due us? At this stage of the game I would lik-s to ask the board of trustees what qualifications a man should have be fore he can become a member of that honorable board? Are not these some of the Qualifications? 1. Trustees must not visit the school only on social occasions. 2. They must travel on the main land and reside on the other islands permanently. At one time during the life of this faithful board three members were away from the" island of Oahu, con tinually for periods of six months at a time. Under these qualifications, -the Hon orable F. M. Hatch must be preparing for another trip to Washington, D. C , to represent our sugar interests here; that Is well enough for Mr. Hatch be cause he will get his fees Just the same, but how about the business o? the estate, which must take some of his valuable time each week? Now surely if the board were carry ing out the real wishes ot Mrs. Bish op, knowing the agitation of the tast year they would hare nominated a Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian in place of A. W. Carter, who has resided on the island of Hawaii as directing manager of the Parker ranch. Isn't It so? "As long as we have the control of the cow we are going to milk her our own way and pass the milk around to our own. Do you think the Ponahou Alumni association or any other school would stand for this kind of a slight that you have put upon our race? Not for a minute. The board of trustees Is constitut ed of five members and why not the minority be represented by members of-Mrs. Bishop's race? Can tftey not find one In the territory who may answer the qualifications? un the present board we have three attor neys or politicians (including the prospective candidate), one stock broker and a business man. A politician ' seems to be the main qualification of a man before he can become a member of the honorable board. We demand and will continue to demand recognition even if we have to take further steps. Thanking you for this space, I am, Yours truly, R. M. DUNCAN, 1222 Peterson Lane. army, because or tnconauci oi ouo or two illiterate mea that has entered into our midst unwillingly? Would in telligent, fair-minded people call such a thing "justice?" Ask any man in the service, what is the thing that he wants most, and he will invariable tell you "Justice." Thanking you in advance. I wish you would publish the above for the lady who expressed her opinion of the sol dier. In your valuable paper. I remain as a constant reader. HARRY H. GORDON. Det. Q. M. Corps. Ft Shafter. OBJECTS TO E. 8. GOODHUE'S ARTICLE. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: Do you not feel that you owe all your readers, especially those con nected with Central Union church, an apology for printing an article in such execrable taste as the communication of E. S. Goodhue in Saturday's paper? The Central Unlonites some of us at least, resent it that the "atmus phere," the sermons, the service of our church should be so discourteously set forth. Mr. Loofbourow and the Methodist church are worthy of all praise, but why make invidious comparisons? Respectfully, READER. Honolulu, Dec. 16, 1917. PERSONALITIES JUDGE S. from Maui. B. KEMP has returned JAMES WAKEFIELD, harbor com missioner, returned from Hawaii Sat urday. GEORGE D. RUSSELL, manager of the Hilo Iron Works, is a Honolulu visitor. EDDIE WILCOX Is reported as do ing excellently on board the U. S. S. St. Louis. ATTORNEY W. H. SMITH of Hilo was an arrival by the steamer Mauna Kea this morning. MRS. GEORGE ROSS, wife of the manager of the Hakalau plantation. Is a Honolulu visitor. CAPTAIN and MRS. J. M. RIGGS returned Saturday from a visit to the volcano and Hilo. MISS E. FARLEY, a teacher In the Hilo schools, arrived in Honolulu Sat urday to spend her Christmas noli days. CONDUCT OF SOLDIERS. Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sir: Having read an article in a recent issue of the Advertiser, re garding the soldiers insulting unpro tected ladies upon the streets of Ho nolulu, I am now taking the same means of airing my grievance about the same thing. I have traversed the streets of your city upon numerous occasion and have many times been accosted by cheap rouge painted women of the lowest type, and after paying no attention to them, heard them cast slurring re marks about me, and not only these women make these remarks, but men of the low illiterate class that stand around the street corners and make remarks about the- soldiers, calling them the "cheap 115.00 dogs." Not only do Tley make remarks about sol diers, but wait until some innocent and apparently 'respectful young lady; LEANORE L. SMITH and WILLIAM MAXWELL, both Maui boys, have suc cessfully passed their examination, and are with the navy. FIRST LIEUT. FRED WICHMAN, reserve corps, who received his com mission in San Francisco after the re cent training camp course at the Pre sidio, is home for a brief visit on leave. He will return to the coast soon for assignment to a field artillery regiment i RED CROSS FUND FOR i WEEKTOTALS $6200 The Red Cross Christmas fund to taled $6,209.06 last week. The total was increased by H. Hackfeld 4k Co.'s draft for $2500. Another gift received by the Red Cross late last week was from Miss Helen Cadwell for 110. Other big gifts of the week were by Messrs. Gay & Robinson, $900; Llhue Plantation Co., $400; the Oahu Sugar Co. and the Pioneer Mill Co., $250 each. The Bank of Hawaii and the Kekaka Sugar Co. each gave $200. The first group of Hawaiian na tional guardsmen who are applying for permission to enter the next training camp at.Schofield Barracks were to be examined this afternoon at army headquarters. Similar examinations are to be held tomorrow and the fol lowing day. Means careful buying and more thought behind the gift. It means more reverence and more joy in the remembrance of others. It means happiness under hard conditions. SIX more shopping days before Christmas. Paid Publicity Serves Shoppers. The general circulation of the 7A Q 1 Stnr-Rnllptin for IW T2 was A VITAL STATISTICS 1 BORN BALL In the Kapiolani Maternity Home, Honolulu, Dec. 15. 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bail of Cottage Grove, South King street, a daugh ter Rowena Mauretta. BENNY In the Queen's Hospital, Ho nolulu, Dec. 15, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Benny of 1525 King street, a daughter Doris Edna. Powell At the Kapiolani Maternity Home, Honolulu, Dec. 14 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edmund Powell of Castner, Oahu, a son. PEDRO In Honolulu, Dec. 14, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacintho Pedro of Boyd lane off Emma street, a daughter Roeie. NORTON At Kapiolani Maternity Home, Honolulu, Dec. 10, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Norton of 968 Spencer street, a daughter. KALEIWOHI In Honolulu. Dec. 8, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ka leiwohl of North King, near Bere lanta street, a son Charles Fred erick, KANUHA At Kapiolani Maternity Home, Honolulu, Dec. 8, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. David Kanuha of Kalihl, a daughter. TRACY At St. lement's Rectory'. Ma klki. Honolulu, Dec. 1C. 1917, to Rev. and Mrs. Leland H. Tracy, a son Howard O'Rett. MARRIED WITSELL-DOW fn Honolulu, Dec. 13, 1917, Edward Fuller Witsell and Mlsa Daphne Dow, Rev. Canon Wil liam Aalt of St. Andrew's Cathedral officiating; witnesses Harry W Drlbe and Margaret E. Pitz. SHELTON-VASCONCELLOS In Ho nolulu, Dec. 12. 1917, Clyde H. Shel ton and Miss Theresa Vasconcellos, Rev. Father H. Valentin of the Cath olic Cathedral officiating; witnesses Michael Nobrangelo and Stephen Lennick. PEREIRA-CARREIRO In Honolulu, Dec. 8. 1917, Joseph Perelra and Miss Margaret Carreiro. Rev. Father Stephen J. Alenct3tre of the Catho lic Cathedral officiating: witnesses Antonio Carreiro and Sophie Car - DIED AHI In Honolulu, Dec. IP. Hana K. Ahi, wife of C. H. W. AM of ' 49 School street, a native of nan lei, Kauai, 40 years, 9 months and 7 days old. ALVES At Leahl Home Honolulu. Dec. 14, 1917, Manuel Aires of 309 Magellan avenue, married, laborer, a native of Portugal, aged 69 yean. HOOPII In the Leahl Home, Honolu lu, Dec. 16, 1017, William Hoopil. married, stevedore, a native of Ha waii. 42 year old. VTEIRA In Honolulu, Dec 14, 1917, Duarte da Lui VIeira of 1SSS Ana punl street, widowed, carpenter, a native of San Miguel, Portugal aced 64 yean. WATT In Colondo Springs, Colo rado, Dec. 1, 1917, Dr. Henry Watt, formerly of Lihue. Kauai. Argument wan Had In federal court Saturday in the suit In equity brought by the C &I. Cooke estate to restrain A C. Montgomery from attempting tv collect rents for the federal building from the United Statea jgovernfflent. The parties wHl tfobmlt the? cata oa brieft to Judge H. W. Vaugharu uonder if K 17 used to get his salarv via the "King George" ronte? Social note: escape day. Saturday is the ex-czar's regular Tatiana must be heading for the vaudeville stage or the movies. Give yourself a Christmas gift in membership in the Red Cross. Mere protestations of patriotism don't make the patriot ! KaimukiHome . . A three-bedroom home on Waialae Road, two blocks ' from the car line. A home that is most artistic in its con struction and unusual in its appointments. Entirely screened. Laundry, servants' quarters, fern house and garage. Corner lot of 10,746 square feet. Price only $3500, on terms. 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