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HIE HAWAIIAN STAR, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1909, ii Time Hawaiian tour DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY. Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stah Newspaper Association. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Local, per annum ....$ 8.00 Foreign, per annum 12.00 Payable in Advance. Entered at Pott Office at Honolulu, Hawaii, a second class mall matter. Subscriber who do not get their papers regularly will confer a favor ay notifying the 8tar Office; Telephone 365. Ths Supreme Court of The Territory of Hawaii has declared both THE HAWAII An 8TAR (dally) and THE 8EMI-WEEKLY 8TAR newspapers f general circulation throughout the Territory Of Hawaii, "suitable for ad vertising proceedings, orders, judgments and decrees entered or rendered In the Courts of !) Territory of Hawaii." Letter to THE HAWAIIAN 8TAR should not be addressed to any Indivi dual connected with the office, but lmply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE F. HENSHALL MANAGER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 1909 OF LOCAL" SIGNIFICANCE. An exceedingly interesting article to the people oi Hawaii, although this Territory is not mentioned in it, appears in a late number of the Saturday Evening Post. It sets forth to discover what and where is to be found' "the leisure class" of the United States. Not among the capitalists of New York and the other large financial and industrial centers, the orticlc shows and explains that this sort of people is busy- in handling its wealth. Its vacations are spent in Europe and on long world tours. The leisure class belongs to the successful manufacturers of the north and west, who have made, competences, reaching up to the mil lions it is true but not carrvinsr their possessors' into the fashionable set whose movements and, sometimes, vagaries stretch out the local and telerrr.inh.ed societv columns of the ercat newspapers. In some cases the shop is not abandoned by its prosperous founder, but "left to the boys" while the old gentleman and his wife go to take, life easy. And where is this leisure class found? The answer is that the Ameri can leisure class has built up Florida and Southern California. A typi cal instance is a description of a town called Tomocala in Florida which forms the main portion of the article in the Saturday Evening Post. This town has a population of 25,000, yet not more than 5000 of the number is seen to be in industry or trade for a living in the town. Such a thincr as novertv is unknown there, though some once rich peo ple, who have been cheerful losers of all their substance from frost strikintr orange groves in which they invested, are "carried" by their more fortunate neighbors- through various light services to the com munity in performing which they are indulged, there is a constant air of great prosperity in this town of idlers. It is said to have more automobiles than any town of equal size in the entire country, Some of these people of leisure do not even employ domestic help, the mat ron and her daughters doing all of the housework. Various genteel excuses for this privation are accepted as a matter of course, such as the leavimr of the mrl to visit a sick sister in a distant town. In snort, the swell and smart sets are quite at a discount in this town of leisure To some extent the population of Tamocala is inconstant. Sleep ing car berths are hard to engage in November and December between the northern and western towns and these halcyon refuges in Florida and Southern California from cold and conflict of life. Yet the leisure class owns its homes in these places, besides investing more or less heavily in their local interests. Though not fashionable in the utter sense these idlers are the real aristocracy to a large extent. It is rclat cd in the Post's story how the Woman's Club of Tamocala astonished a certain eastern institution the article is not before the present writ er's eye at the moment by the class of literature for which it applied. Also it is told that an original portrait of an American celebrity, long sought by wealthy connoisseurs, hangs in the home of an unobtrusive lady in that comparatively obscure Florida town. The point of it all for Hawaii and our promotionists is that Hono lulu and its environs, as well as other places in these islands, ought to becojrie the Mecca for .the great American leisure class described in the article here remarked. WASHINGTON'S "GOVERNMENT BY COMMISSION. Washington's "government by commission" continues to arouse criticism and cause pilikia. In the course of its campaign for a change the Washington Star editorially gives the following account of how the affairs of the district are handled: "Congress is the legislature of the District of Columbia, so consti tuted by the Constitution. It enacts all the laws for the government of the capital municipality and appropriates all the funds, required for its maintenance and development. In the House one 'day' is allotted each fortnight, in theory, to the transaction of District bifsiness. In fact, the 'District day' consists usually, when granted, of. about two or perhaps three hours, the time being often consumed in the delivery of speeches on political subjects or wasted in uninformed debate on trivial matters pertaining to the local conditions. Considering that the legislators live here during at least three months in one year and six mpnths the next, that they are themselves the sufferers from municipal inadequacies and the results of procrastination in enacting necessary laws, it is amazing that so little intelligent attention is paid to the affairs of the District and that 'District day' is usually conspicuous by the fail ure tf members io attend the session. "Last Monday was scheduled one of these precious allotments of vongrf-s.-.ional time to the transaction of District business. TlTe impor tant itm brougiil before the House was the bill granting the use of the pension building for the inaugural ball-reception. It was discuss ed for nearly the entire session, without result. So small was the at tendance that at any time a single member could have blocked the wheels entirely for an hour or more, and perhaps forced an adjourn ment, bv calling for a quorum. An amendment striking out the grant of the building was adopted' by a total vote of ninety-six, or nearly 100 short of a bare quorum of the House. Yesterday the annual District appropriation bill was considered, before a shamefully meager member ship. Twice were questions put to a vote and each time thirty-nine members responded, one vote being twenty-five to fourteen and the other twenty-one to eighteen. "The House of Representatives consists of 386 members. Under the law and the Constitution it is the duty of each of these members to attend the sessions, whatever may be the subject under discussion, the District's affairs no less than a presidential message or a tariff bill. There is much to he dime for the District. It is not a finished, fully equipped municipal organization. It is still lacking in practically every part of the system, owing to long-continued neglect by Congress. The affairs of the capital are attended to in the House by a small coterie of members whose committee assignments bring them into contact with Ipcal subjects. The debates are participated in by a dozen or so of legislators, the same names recurring familiarly in the reports. "The District feels that it is entitled to a larger measure of atten tion on the part of its legislature. As long as the Constitution and the statutes regarding the organization of the federal capital remain un amended Congress should discharge its duty in this respect quite as thoroughly and faithfully as though the local measures were i the most profound political importance." HAWAII'S FI.FTII LEGISLATURE. items of Two weeks" from today the fifth legislature of the Territory of Hawaii will meet in regular s6ssion. We hope its record will be a continuance of the good rccbrds of recent years which, for general results and clean legislation, give Hawaii a pretty good standing. The first Territorial legislature, strongly Home Rule, made a record of both folly and corruption. Since then there has been steady improve ment and the last legislature can safely challenge comparison with others for "cleanness and expeditious work. In the coming session it is to be hoped that 'an equally good, or a better, record may be made. There- seems to be something new in the city and county mix-up after last night's meeting. The Republican majority is now seeking to pay the salaries' '6f the men who worked during the month of Janu ary, wlnlc, the other side offers payrolls of men who admittedly didn't do any work at all, but were merely put 011 a list of unconfirmed nom inations.., The Advertiser, in its character of watchdog of the local treasury, made quite, a "howl" when it appeared that, the six Repub lican supervisors Were going to pay themselves $56 for the month of January vhen they hadn't formally met till the fourth of the month, missing the first,' a holiday, and the third, Sunday, though they had been working all the time in preliminary conferences on public busi ness. Sp far. we have beard no word of criticism of the Democratic presentation of a pay roll of idle unconfirmed nominees, nothing, for example. about the attempt of the Democratic supervisor to pass a salary for. Road Supervisor Wilson, whose work for the month' con sisted simply of trying unsuccessfully to get hold of the job. 8 ftll V W ALENTINES ALENTINBS ALENTINES ALENTINES f When,.. the President and his wife arc accused of fathering and mothering sinecures in Federal public services, and that near the close of the presidential term, the citizens of the City and County of Hono lulu need not "go up in the air" if a few unnecessary beneficiaries of the municipal treasury., left 'lingering superfluous, on the stage" by the County of Oahu and the Territory beford 'it,' have "Wn overlooked in the pressure of business at .he inauguration of the new local gov ernment, . . . The Washington Post of January 1 1 gave an exhibition of igor ance ,of conditions in Hawaii calculated to break the heart of the Ha waii Promotion Committee. It reports three Hawaiian's playing guitars at tlie Temple Auditorium, at the travelogue which , Burton Holmes gavc'and refers to'Hhem as "typical plantation, hands." 'However, the sting is 'taken-away, a little by enthusiastic reference to motion-pictures of surf-riding and Kilauea's boiling pit .which delighted a large audi ence. , '' ' It'is-perhaps df some significance that Congress, while often much enraged' at the President, didn't get into a real fight with him till he was abottt to leave the White House. It seem? rn lw o-pnornllv re ceded tiutt, Roosevelt could have been president another four yeais if lie nau saui.tne worn., now tnat lie is leaving the office and about to lose power, long slumbering hostility is coming-out in both House and Senate. , Jsn't it a bit early for fair-minded people to be criticising the new locai(goyerriiricrit' aiid saying it fias gone already, to the bowwows? It was, .established j'ii?f a month ago. and ever since starting has been involved 'in legal difficulties growing out of some uncertainties in its organic act. However, public business has gone on', road work has kcpt'tip and things, will go on, no matter which way the legal contro versy1 'is.tdecided.' . fThcre, js not, necessarily- aiiy question of Americanism" involved in the present discussion of the c6hstwise proposition.' Many who now urge suspension of the regulations will bd strongly in favor of apply ing them again when a subsidyjbcgiiis to be effective. But it is almost certain that there cannot he niw nnssnrr,. nf - c,,i,e;,t n i,: ,-: of Congress, hence tle added" support of the relief measure for the njjriiediatc, future. )'".' . Hawaii has the rjght of wAlm Washington just now. These isl ands have the attention of the government and anything asked for here receives prompt attention. Whilst is true that in proportion to size and p pulalion we arc not big 'enough to ordinarily deserve "two fed eral judges, the amount of work here docs call for two. Localization of government is now being tried "even in India. 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