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EVENING. BULLETIN," HONOLULU, T. H., TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 1911.
Evekwg Bulletin DAILY and WEEKLY Published by BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO., LTD. At 120 King Street, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Daily every day except Sunday. Weekly isiued on Tuesday of each week. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESI. WnllncR R. F rrlntrton. - Odltor Z2RB5EZZZ EE SUBSCRIPTION BATES PAYABLE LN ADVANCE. uvuisirsa blli.u tin fci Month, anywhere iu O.S .7B I'cr Quarter, anywhere tn U.S .... 2.co I'ei Yntr, anywhere in U.S B.oo I'ei Yeai, imstpaid, foreign 12. ou WBBKLY BULLBTW Per Six Mont as S .So Per Year, anywueie lu U.S I.m Pel Year, anywhere n Canada.. I.fft Pei Year postpaid, foitiRti 2.cto Beretania Street Property for Sale CIRCULATION LARGEST OF ANY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED in the Territory of Hawaii. - 2185 - 2256 Bntered at the Postoffice at HouoiMu as second-class matter. I Editorial Rooms, I l.i Business Office, TUESDAY .JANUARY 24, .1911 When I think of it, 1 perceive that l'liticnce Is (Mir fnirv godmother, who brings us our Inmost In the long result. i'rtri' .Meredith. Alakcn street will win through its exceptional transportation facilities and inexpensive . rents. That's the secnt of tin; success. i.ni.tu Kflllnir nlreailv 1)0- "" " , .. .. . ..r l..ti l..ii. lillli. low rue cn.ii in 'i uuii'.nv,.,, m.-. inspiration lor the fanner to replant fur anotlier yearn (if loss. ' Ik it improper to refer to seine of the talent tliat tomes to town as mov ing picture shows on tlie prineipat at reels? What's the matter with the govern ment the Supervisors are now Riving mi? It. isn't the form, it's the results that tell the story. Nineteen hundred ami eleven must he the year of the millennium. llayti and San Domingo are trying the ex periment of arhilration. Though the horimer investigation may not eliminate Mr. J.orimer it may have the effect of warning Tammany against buying the way of its i tudi date to the Senate. Tr la t'nrhiunte that during the month of February when the refiners will be doing their worst to the raw Bugar prices, Hawaii will have its' at tention diverted for the time being to taking care of the tourist crop. These men iu the rubber industry know how to stretch their confidence over a long period of years. Ami there's every prospect of their reup . ing a splendid reward. The National Progressive Republi can League sounds good. It may have the makings of a new political party for the campaign of 11)12, should one prove to be needed. To carry the argument a little fur ther, Governor Frear might soon be saving that the Supervisors also are unnecessary. That's- what was said before the local governments were organized Two houses and a largo lot. Houses have modern conveniences. Property is between run.ihou and Kceaumoku streets. FlilCK 7,M. ' ' ' : ", Trent Trust Co., Ltd. (letting immigrants' from Cuba seems like going far atield. Only a few more places have to be visited to make certain the record that Hawaii had sought laborers from every coun try on the face of the globe. The main point is that the System in California still controls enough Judges to give Abe Ruef his freedom. That is the meaning of the rehearing decision as it will be generally interpreted. Is there any practical proof that the cause of good government in Ha waii would profit by a shorter ballot? Our ballots are ' brevity personified compared with those that the cam paign for the short ballot is intended to correct. CHANGING OUR CITY AND " COUNTY LAW, Governor Frear, responding to question's put by the It il 1 1 e 1 1 n, gave this paper on .Monday a carefully pre pared interview iu which he outlined his ideas on the amendment of the charter for the city and county of Honolulu. Taking as his text the necessity for curbing the authority of the .Mayor of the city, the Governor by u scheme of reasoning that, appears easy to him proposes to eliminate the Mayor and put practically the whole city government in the control of the Board of Supervisors. In his argument he uses the state ment that the modern systems of mu nicipal government have discovered that the velo power of the Mayor is not' necessary, indeed is quite miper fliiniifi to the well being of the city administration. The whole theory of his scheme is to completely centralize tlie authority of tlie local government. This sounds much like what we have heard before. When the city, and county law was first framed, the arguments presented in the Legislature were for centraliz ing the authority of government in the Mayor of the city. We oe'ieve it was Senator W. O. Smith who convinced tlie people that such w:u the most modern idea as worked out by the latest and most approved charters. AVe are not prepned to dispute what the most modern charters do, but we know that in the practical working out, the enthusiasm behind the up-to-date theories varies accord ing to whose ox is gored. For instance, it was assumed when the present law was framed that the candidate who was wanted would be elected Mayor to show the city that it was for the well being of the pop ulace and the property holders for him to be the one oftieial whom the people should hold responsible, let the person and character of other members of the city government be anything that might happen along. lint the expectations did not carry. No sooner was the election held than the line-up of the Supervisor and Mayor made it necessary to turn around and try to prove that tlis Su pervisors should have, and of right, had more authority than the Mayor. The wrangle was long and at times vociferous. The community became weary, of it. The fact, was, that partianship stepped in and the party that created the law was not ready to take its own medicine. This is not referred to in a spirit of criticism but merely as a plain brutal historical fact. It should be considered In any calm discussion on the form of our local government. Right now it seems best that the Supervisors should contlne to hold a controlling hand in the affairs of tlie citv government. That Is what they are doing under the present law, and it seems to work out well. Why change? It is the Governor who pro posed the change. It is not a demand from the people. lie proposes a revo lution and the people have only to take it if it comes. They have not called for it. H u 1 le t i n readers will pardon us if we are entirely frank and express the purely nonpartisan opinion that there would be no thought of support for the Governor's scheme if the May or of the city were Republican and the Supervisoral majority Democratic. Partisanship is at the bottom ot the backing the Governor might get. lie is merely working out a theory. The Bulletin believes the city of Honolulu is better off in the hands of the Republicans whether they are in the Mayor's chair or the Supervis ors'. Hut at the same time we believe that the Territory should go mighty slow in adopting the new fads of gov urument that have been worked out to suit other communities that have to deal with something not yet sad dled upon this city and not likely to be under the present form of the city and county law, namely, organized FOR SALE Three-bedroom bouse on King St.; new, with all m o d e r n conve niences; lot 100x110. Price $4250 Th ree.bod room house ou Kalakaua Ave.; hard wood lloor, beautiful Interior iinish. Price 4250 Seven acres with two bedroom bungalow, ga rage, etc., in Manoa. A $10,000 property for... 5000 Bishop Trust Co., Ltd. BETHEL STREET , WVtb-'Mm A. f iP'jPJSi'r 11 with, the law and the more we arouse j the 'people to support corrective pol icies that make for eltieiency, the better. To upset the present law doesn't land good government anywhere nn h'ss you know what will be the' re sult of the next election. To put very city ' department un ilef a strict civil, 'service regime .will benefit everyone, and this, can be done uiifler tiiei'preseht liitv;- Tile ."peopie can give their attention to the detail of: perfecting the imperfections. Tliev won't do that if the whole law j is overthrown at every othr session of tlie Legislature and the commu nity given only two years to test out the legal technicalities and get ac quainted with the thing. The Bulletin stands for every progressive ideal in government, but it is satislied that the best result tan be accomplished by taking one prog ressive plan at a time, working that. out and then turning to the next one. New tangled is not tlie synonym for Progress. Hawaii's people do not take kindly to frequent revolutionizing of that which should be stable organic law. DON'T WANT COMMISSION IMMISSi New Crop! Fresh Pineapples! Leave your SIX CHOICE street. orders for a crate ot PINES at 72 King ISLAND FRUIT CO., Commercial Photographers Businosj and residential work carefully dono. GUREEY'S 1st f you want to lit 1 1 make the tour bappy, take down your fences. It pays- for Rapid Transit men to be courteous at all times. The gen eral rule ,of behavior makes the ex ception glaring, especially ' when the curt response is directed at a tourist who really wants to know. Governor's Suggestions Scrut ,;. inized By Republican Leaders. tjovcnmr Krear's suggestions for changes in city end count.; government, fis embodied in an interview in the Bulletin yesterday, aroused u good ileal of comment among politicians to day. The trend toward a municipal eomniissinn government is not likely to be received with favor by the rank and i.f tlie lleiiiililiean party. In fact, If il iiih-:u-s that the Governor's idi run counter to tlie makers of the Re publican Territorial platform, the sug gestions will lie openly opposed. "The platform esills for perfecting and safeguarding the'existlng form of city and enmity government," said A. ).' Cooper, chairman of tlie Territorial Central Committee, today. "I have not examined the Governor's .suggestions carefully, and tun not sure that they are in conflict with the platform, but if they are, we will make a vigorous light for the Ideas advanced in the platform." El n as. ?rize Has the necessity for a change in! the form of our c;'y government be- ! come so evident that the political parties through which tlie people give expression to their views have made demand:-; to which the Governor scheme responds? It is the part of wisdom to await direction from the people before attempting any revo lutionary charter changes. Governor Frear's proposal to upset the present city and county law re calls the fact that Honolulu has a habit of no sooner getting ready to j make a fair test of what it has, than 1 it starts off to try something else j j that someone's brother's uncle's aunt. ! J hat, said worked well in some other j place and being correct according to j scientific theory should solve all the problems that Hawaii is heir to and that's tlie limit. ' j sir 2 S. King Street Phone 1515 dependent executive officer except the cty auditor. Governor Frear assumes that when he gets the Supervisors centralization of authority working and understood, everyone will vote for the Republican and there will be no Democratic candidate for Delegate threatening to use the city patronage as a medium for riding into power. The Bulletin believes in tlie checks resulting from men of differ ent political faith platted in ofllce by the people. Though the Mayor or tins city lias many times proved "putlden headed" in the estimation of this pa per, this city has not suffered any where near as much from his atti tude as it would under the absolute sway of a Board of Supervisors like, say, the former Board' of the County of Hawaii. Telephone 1574 when you want to send a. Wireless and a boy will call for the Before taking any financial steu ! consult flic Hawaiian Trust Company,' Ltd. Iu the mutter' of investments. ' I 1' lying or selling stocks or bonds,1 loans or oilier fin inoial transactions,! ! its advice should be of assistance to! you. " No homo is complete with, out a CHAFING DISH. Just the thing to use when chaiieo callers drop in. We have a large variety with both alcohol burners and electric stoves. Finished in good style, which makes them an ornament as well as a use ful utensil. H . F. Wichman & Co.. Ltd., Leading Jewelers FORT STREET Weekly Bulletin $1 per year. We ilo not deny that the plan sug gested by the Governor has worked out well in Votlicr cities where it is more needed, but we fail to see flip necessity for it here. Far better would it be for the gen eral scheme of city government to remain in its present form with im provement here and there as is ob viously needed. Take for instance the police depart ment. This department can be raised to a first-class state of efficiency more quickly by putting it under civil ser vice rules than by upsetting tlie whole city and county law and trying out a sheriff elected by Supervisors. It isn't the law, it is the activity aud interest of the people that makes good government. The less we tamper graft. The Bulletin believes that if the Mayor of this city were .lolin Lane or J. M. Dowsett or George Smithies, Governor Frear would not be making the proposal to wipe out tlie Mayor's office with its centralized authority that has become a nonentity. , ! And we cannot fail to record the conviction that radical revision of the city and county law is a mighty poor way to get men out of olheo, even those twice, elected by ever so', small a margin. 1 Rather than saddle the city with experimentation in practically a new form of government, the Bulletin would suggest that attention he given to perfecting, the present law without revolutionizing everything. It should be remembered that it to quite within the possibilities of the future that under the centralized Board of Supervisors scheme n solid Democratic majority might be elected and then the government would "go to the dogs" and no possible check could be held on it through any in- Waterhouse Trust r.ff.: a. Mjtmjssw Real Estate Department For Rent Furnished house of four sleeping rooms for rent for a period of six months. Immediate possession. Itonlal $G5. , Furnished bouse on bo.nrti at Wal- Ulkl for rent for three-, mouths from March 1, 1911. J A. GILMAN We will give a Cash Prize of : TEN DOLLARS to the person ; sending us the best original article on the subject of . j Kaimuki's j Residential j Value f The article must explain whv KA1MUKI is the best place . to build a home in, This is all ) there is to it, If you know . anything at all about beautiful ! KAIMUKI you can certainly ! write a splendid little composi- ; tion about it and win the TEN DOLLARS, Try it! Your article must contain not less than 200 words nor ! more than 500, Send your name and address plainly writ- ten on your manuscript, It is ; not necessary tor you to nave ; it typewritten just your own ; handwriting will do, Sunday, or any day, you can j take a car ride to KAIMUKI. ; Get off at our Branch Office at ; the end of the Waialae line. ; Take a ramble around, Look . at the mountains, the land and . the sea. Notice the magnif- icent lay of the ground, the de- j liffhtful slopes of the Palolo J I tills, the pretty homes, the fine ; road and street improvements ; and the feeling of comfort and ; happiness everywhere, Don t ; forget old Diamond neaa, mjku Head and tlie rainuows, i ne ; it will not take you long to tell j the world something about Kaimuki's Residential Value Shipping and Commission Agent for Arthur Sewall & Co., Bath, Me. Parrott. & Co., San Francisco Badger's Fire Extinguisher Co. General Fire Extinguisher Co. t'GRINNELL AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER) Neuman Clock Co. (WATCHMAN'S CLOCK) Royal Standard Typewriter Aachen & Munich Fire Ins. Co. FORT STREET, NEAR MERCHANT Send us your composition on or before January 31, 1911. We will award the prize money on February 5, 1911. Address: ": ' " KaimuKi Land Company, Ltd., Honolulu, T.II. lntor-lsluud aud O. K. I book3 for mile at U13 I olllce. She each. ' ; L. shipping Bulletin jggj BULLET IN ADS PAY For Sale A few of the "Walker Lots" on Kins street loft at $1200 and on Voting street . at $900. A very desirable iiloee' of Kaimuki property on 12th avenue. An $1800 bargain In Mnklkl district. Waterhouse Trust FORT AND MERCHANT STREETS HONOLULU, T. H. Home Beautifying An expert in the person of Mr. A. M. Morrjanthalcr is now in this city for a few days and is prepared to give you the last word in fine wall papers and wall hangings. Mr. Morganthaler will be pleased to meet those interested in this subject in our store and will make special appoint ments if desired. There is no charge or other obligation on' the part of those coming to hear Mr. Morganthaler and see his beautiful assortment of fine decorations. Immediate ad vantage must be taken of this opportunity as Mr. Morgan thaler leaves Honolulu Jan. 28th. Lewers & Cooke, Ltd. s.4'. i ' ,-' V,-. u.j.: