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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUES
JANUARY 201014. -SEMI-WEEKLY.
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Ttic Japanese 'Disaster , ; l f ; f f- M Small Tal V7
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The Gronnft Bill Is It Wise? ' , ; -ir ' '!.'
" I km prohibitionist, a believer in total abstinence from intoxicant
nit temperance advocate,' but ;I lengaot, reconcile ;yclf; to tip
belief tbnt it 1 proper for any few men in Hawaii to carry on what
1 practically a secret campaign ftt Washington to fore upon thla
Territory hy federal enactment something that if not favored by
the very large majority of the temperance people of Hawaii, to ay
nothing about the sixty or aerenty pes rent of the voter who are
not temperance advocate or the ninety per cent of the population
who are not voter. Those backing Mr. Wool ley in hia lobby for
the Oronna Hill probably believe that tbey are fighting the devil
.with Are, but they Bra also starting op ft back fire that will do the
ranso of temperance In Hawaii much more harm than good..
, The temperance cause here Is making what ahould be mottt a tit
factory progress We have fta good liquur laws a there are on earth
and they are fairly well enforced. On thin island they are well en-
.forced and on the other inland! they are enforced to the limit of the
' desire of the majority. ' The liquor dealer, with few exception, are
living well within the law and ft good many of them are helping the
authorities deal with transgressor of the, statute. The old dog-hole
that onee masqueraded a aaloona in Honolulu are gone.. The "blind
pig" are lea numerous, than before. There is ft decidedly better
. grade of liquor old anil consumed, and the murder crop has diminish
ed a direct result, and in this the saloons have holxd. V'1
, Progress has been made all along the line. We have ft license board
with arbitrary powers that are not disputed, and composed In the
various counties of earnest men, working towards the abolition .of
the saloon and accomplishing much. . -i, -,
la it wise to bring up, under existing condition, on the eve almost
of ft territorial election, this question of prohibition t I do not be
lieve e. If the matter ever reaches vote, I shall vote for prohibi
tion. l!ut I do not believe that It will pas in congress and I am
eertnlu that it will not pass here, if another plebiscite be granted.
What will mora probably, result from the agitation will be the driv
ing of the liquor men more actively into politics, with the object ef
having the matter, of licenses) transferred from tho Territory to the
individual counties, with all tho graft and misuse of privilege that
will entail. '.',.' ' ' i '
I am sorry that this matter ha been revived. I see no' good that
. ran possibly come, and 1 see the way opening for unlimited harm.
I respect the honest intentions of the few who have forwarded the
' matter at Washington and have the greatest belief in their dosire
to benefit Hawaii and all. who live here, bat I have a very poor
opinion of their judgment. ,'.',' '' ; ''
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The Last oi Queen Emma Park. ,
' The storm of last Monday and Tuesday was serious because of 'the
. 'beautiful old trees that were blow down. , Queen Emma Park in Nuu
anu Valley,' lost so- nAihy of Vhcso sturdy oliltimer. that tho super
visors may have .to.flo what they threatened and make a tree less
lawn of it, ' There ued to bo a Han jungle all along 'the nianka
boundary, put there tiecaiiso it i tho best Windbreak that was ever
invented. . Various misguided soul have insisted on 'living ul the
."Valley of the Winds" ever ince' Karaekameha. Ielan served after
noon tea for the enemy' at tho pall. , p . '
I noveT could understand why any one should got the Ntiliann habit
when they can Kve just as cheaply and more iioacefulty :oat helw'4n
Kniinuki, but, there., are foolUb person who innutt doing Q.-r.Tbe
Nuuanuite have the instinct, born onto them to put something on
the mauka side of the premises to fend off the sephyr that theytare
so chesty about. There are no doors o t the northside of the Suuanu
' houses1 no lamais, not maay windows, , ;.. .-. -1 ) . t '. )
' - Strangers fioing to the pali speak of the hospitable look' of the
houses a they go tip. and tho bleak, unfriendliness of them on the
- return trip. Home Iiiivo even suggested that the Nuuanu mnkai-door
habit has a rellgioiiVHiniflcanee, but I do not credit that report. It
is ouly' the healthfsl'.' soul inspiring trndo wind.. ' ' ,
. But to get bm'k to Queen Kmma rrk. The supervisors borrowed
some,"trusties" from High HherilT Houry ons day and said to them
selves; " Watch our smoke. Landscape gardeners have nothing on
us." The park nsed to bo ft sort of botanic garden collection of
rare thruhs, flowers, trees and vines from all over the; world, but when
the trusties got through It wasn't. Trust a trusty for thatl I'ire-
wood is too much in demand down at the prison. There were won-
" derful specimen trees of gutta pcrcha, cinnamon, camphor, teak, cork
oak and sandalwood, but what is botanical wondor amotog friendsf
They were making n " 1'ark,'" and Wcbster-on-ft-bridge- says that the
best parking tool is an axo. ' . . .
After the botanical eelmens were converted into firewood the
prison rook still demanded fuel, so the hau windbreak 'disappeared
next. About at that stage in the park-making era the general public,
the Kilohana Outdoor Circle and the Daughters of Hawaii began to
take notice and the axe-work was stopped. However, no now trees
. were planted. 'Trees have to be 'protected from , atmosphere in mo
tion, especially the Nimnuu' variety of mMion, Ml the valley of the
wind.' Now that tho wind-screen is gone they -have to tie llilo grass
down so that it ran root, up where the Turk is. on calm ordinary
days.' At least that is so reported by Kaiinukite emissaries who
have ventured into Nuiuiiiu to try and And out why people live there.
Ho it is not to be wondered' at that when the storm came along all
the rest of the grand old forest monarch took a tumble. They were
too lonely. .The windbreak was gone; They got cold feet. They
couldn't stand it.
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High Private; Jones la Sore. '"
. ."Honest to Miko I hate tq crab all the time," remarked High Pri
vate Jones as he chewed on bis afterdiuuer toothpick and perused
the paier. I'd like to ssy a good word otice in a while, but it can't
be done when they hand us one lemon right after angther without
oven ft little intermission. .' . ' - ..'.,'.
"Hern we've been on fatigue every day for ft month and with an-
, other month starin' us in the face, just listen now. The General is
: goin- to help out the Carnival Committee by kindly lettin the foot
troops iiiks in to take part in tho carnival, and then hike back again.
Ola.l tidings of great joyl An' only a few ly agolhoy were shoot
ing holes in the bullseye at Bishop 1'ark because, they had ten mil
lion dollars or some such amount of carnival stock sold, and now it
seems it was sold oa jawbone. Tho O. It. A L. don't savvy, jawbone
none, consequently the presto chaugo act from the near-Pullmans to
the grit. '.. ;''.. ' v- ' ' ':..'-.,....
' "Don't you know, after all the stuff I've boen rcadin' about the
big stuff thoy are goiug to jniloff in this carnival, it give vt the
tiip to hear -this samo old-Kag. thiiUKbt everybody was to put in
bis time and money to make a big thing of it. Home of em aitvs
put in their. money, and I guess others will put in thoir time ll right,
but they sure- forgot to include ears an' motive power, and the little
old narrow-gauge has got the monopoly on them. 1 understand the
harxw-gauge gave the committee ft special rate for hanlln' us in
and back;. A dollar a bead. The regular smoking car tariff,, see.
What do you know ubout that for a public spirited layout. Need
. their cars somewhere else to hitul In the rest of the island to the
show.. I'll tell you their little game. They figure that the outfit
will pay their own fare rather1 than make a four-day hike n and
back, and camp in that pig wallow at pearl City, and that' .not
bad guoss neither. ' , '', -"'v '. - .
"When It comes to doln' duty, High Trfvate Jones' will carry his
' pack to any place on this little old island; hu wheijt coma to doia'
it for fun, no never. Your friend Jone H goin' to pay his way If
theyMI'juft glvo him half n chance, and if that (Ipn't make some
body foel like s piker, .11. 1'. .lone begs to inform you' that he will
be glad to aay goodbye when the September boat . loaves here.1!, '.-.
-When .lone looked around for someone to dispute his farewell
notice,. all he saw wn a circle of glum faces. Poor old gang,"
he thought, ' "Three souls with but ft single thought. One dollar or
hike, ye' terriers." .' ' ',." .''-'
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Lets Raise the Railroad Fares. v .
Iooking ov the surface of things, it does seem like asking too
mui'B to expei tho foot soldiers out. at Hihollcld to walk two' day
towards Honolulu, currying their kits, and then walk two days buck
from Honolulu,' for the sake of snelng tho carnival, of which, like
Aenca( they-will not ouly see but be a large part. The prospect of
y )04hing 'Of j;the desire tae Honolulu ioiks nave xo see
fit, mijary,, parade jin Hawaiian, history and, the: military
believe thai' it Will b quite possible to so arrange mat
the boys Will all b here and that noncof the foot soldiers
a fifty mile hike -is enough-to take the sense of enjoyment out of
anyone. I am told the quotation of the railroM company for th
transportation of the troop is ia ths neighborhood of $3000, and
that 'is some money, too, when you come to look at It in that light,
I am further Informed that the finance committee -of the carnival Is
only looking tt the nve-thouand-dollar bird In the band, and I not
figuring oa the thirty-thousand-dollar bird ia the butb, ft represent
ed by the carnival stock subscribed for but not paid np except for
the rcn per cent. : I farther understand that (he decision te have the
men hike comes frW high np at rmy headquarters.
- Now, 1 do not believe that the average Honolulan wants the soldier
to come to eur carnival with blisters on bis feet. , Put the average
Honolulan does want to have the army boya here, in order that they
may see the floral parade, of which we are proud, aad the firework
display, which la going to be worth seeing, and the various other
thing tbe varaivar committee I going to have on the free-for-all pro
grani to eay nothing of j;the, desire the Honolulu folks hsve to see
ters that the
will have to aiae.-. .,. . . . .
. The finance committee of the carnival is not to blame for tho fact
that it has been decided that the First and Twenty-fifth Infantry
are down for hike, but I believe that the committee ia not credit
ing Honolulu with as much regard for ,Jie soldiers the city de
mvh. 'Otherwise the would send out collector ftnd get ft Ave or
ft ten per cent more of the money pledged. The Ad Club could name
committee to rustle the railroad fares,' if requested. I would liko
to be member of that eomqiittee.", . '. ;,.-, " -It
is ft fact that the infantrymen have ft grouch en already. Let
lis get busy and drive the frown away. We cannot afford to have
anyone dissatisfied during the carnival week, i; , .'.
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Oet the Eg I ; ' . . v-. ; ; : . : .'' ; r.
"'Pratt, the Land Man," has brand new sign over the door of
hi office. Although it deals with an agricultural topie 4he genial
real eatate, artist ia no farmer. ' . The motto reads: . - :
, "Don't waste lot of time '-: ' ,: X , ' .
' Dopeing out why ft black heft . ' .,' ' v
'''''".' Vv ""' ' " 17 white eggs, ' v '",'.'"'"' 1 :'''
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, :Prstt has ft good many eggs hatching and Is going to have ft big
cron of chickons. That apartment bouse egg that he got hold ol
the other day has been hailed as ft splendid idea. He says that not
a finale criticism .has come te him concerning Bis proposal. - It 1
looked on-with favor by investors. Judging from the number ot
meq who say, tbey would like to live in an apartment house near
the center of the town there are. enough tenants right now to All
a, half dosen buildings of this, sort.'
There are a great many people from the other islands who would
come, to town at more frequent Interval and stay longer if they
could bring their families alone; and get two or tnree-room nats
whers thev could' feel at home, not' have to dress for dinner snd
have the privacy 'and Independence that one doe not have In the
oesi'OI, noiei idu puMruiii uuukb. i .
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The Poi Scouts. '.; .vV;
illave.vou heard -ot the Poi Scoutsf It i something new in the
way of . Hawaiian, organization.-' Kuhlo is the chief, with the title
of.Koyal Calabash,' and Stephen Desha is the sub-chief.. He fills the
oliiee of Smack, which represents tne noise tse pounder maaea wnen
it land. The hailing signal is two hands in the pocket. The signal
ef distress ceasists of slowly taming In the direction of Washington
and waving1 spotted handkeachief; It is ft benevolent organization,
with the supreme object of aiding politicians te omoe wno cannot
All the jobs. Joe Fern Is Tare Puller Nnmber One.; : '
. Kuhio ,expct to ..organize branches on all. the islands and will
leava for Hilo just as soon as be learn for sure that no mileage check
is coming from the- East. Admission to the order is unlimited. All
yon' have to do to be eligible is to vote for Kuhlo and ask no que-
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I Three, ohssrs fon tbe WfU. ScopU. -'
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; :;;;; !.:''!-Race Panic; j:;.,
It is moat remarkable bow tho past few weeks have seen outbursts of
racial1 animosity in almost every corner of the. earth, says the Japan
Daily Mail of Tokio, Can it be that the race prejudice germ developed
in California has propagated and spread so rapidly to nearly every other
region where alien races meetf. The astonishing episode at Zabern in
Alsace ia still fresh in the public mind. Here we have a significant illuJ
tration of how even closely allied races like, the French aad the German
can chcrfnh bitter febling fts long as forty years after the Franco-Prus
sian war and consequent annexation. '.It ia safe to say that, notwith
standing all that has been aald against the Japanese in California, there
ia not. the same degree of race prejudice against them as against the
Germane in Alsace-Lorraine. In this there is bope Tor Japan) lor u
French and Germans find It o difficult to meet and minglo amicably, we
must not be surprised if immigrants from these countries domiciling in
California find it ouite as difficult to accept the sons of Asia. That the
difficulty in California ia of European origin there ia no doubt, but with
this asnect of, the situation we hope td deal at length later.
' And then, again, the oppression of the Indians in South Africa looks
ss though the same Europeon prejudice were responsible for the trouble
there; lot- the Hoer, ft son or Europe, was ever ft nnter or nauve races.
He thinks nothing, of flogging black man almost to death and then sit
tins down to read bis Bible the next moment with ft clear conscience,
This is but the same old European race prejudice impoAed into Africa.
And the Indian troubles in Africa have aroused misgivings over Indians
in Canada, where ft decision of the chief juatice to the effect that In
dians, being-British subjects, were entitled to the same freedom in regard
to immiaration a other Britishers, has thrown the Dominion into such a
panio that the federal government felt called upon to issue a special
order in council prohibiting the immigration of all laborers and artisans
tilli April next year. . Truly, it seems as tnougn ft gooa part or tno woriu
were soina. or eoue. mad over the race question.
, Tho situation, however, may not be se sinister as it looks. .In many
respect it is only what thoughtful persons might expect in a world oi
so 'many long-isolated races as many of them have been. .With the
modern development of communications, all these conflicting races have
been suddenly thrown together, snd the shock is more than human nature
can stand.. Their knowledge of eaob other 1 not sufficient to sustain the
forced intimacy with any degree of congeniality. If the leaders and
teachers of the people can only keep their beads they may be able to
persuade their constituents thst there is really nothing to be alarmed
about. T The stranger at the gate will be found of-the ame family as he
within the fold; ana tnea race prejudice win disappear as tne rear oi
ocres and demons has done. , " ' - , ;
; Of course, thia abnormal susceptibility of some Europeans to race
prejudice may not be so easy for the Japanese to understand, for recent
ly, at any rate, there ha been no commingling of race in Japan as
there baa been in Europe.: The educated Japanese, though familiar with
European languages and civilization, possibly has yet little or ne con
ception of how race prejudice works among Europeans. For example, I
K-pnsetbic frwny-Japano to jualue the depth of prejudice that at
this, mpmendrl'idvs Ulster from the rest of Ireland to the verge of civil
warf 'Tt i ft religious prejudice for the most part; and religious preju
dice is the most bitter of all, since it is eapable of not only dividing
raoea, but, a in Ireland, people of the same race. Now, if people of the
same race and country can be thus hopelossly divided; the East must not
wonder if the Oriental immigrant meet wall of prejudice in the Wet.
'- There. is not ouly prejudice, but racial conceit,' which tends to make
the situation more difficult, We do not pretend to know to what extent,
if at all, racial conceit and racial prejudice obtain in Jtfpan. V No doubt
the Average Japanese thinks himself as good, if not a little better, than
the man of Chins, But there is no doubt that the 'ftverage Englishman
thinks hi race superior to any other -under the sun.' He has no doubt
that Britishers as ft whole are better than Germans or Frenchmen. If
anyone challenges this ststement, let him hear what the average English
mother would aay if her daughter proposed to marry Frenchman or a
German. In America' the earn prejudice more or leas prevails. And
yet both In America and England this prejudice is allowed to have no
place in the general affairs of business. The average educated citizen
of the United State and Great Britain, la our experience, tries to be fair
Independently of race and yolor. But among the less intulligent maxse
it i not so easy to allay the evil. , This ingrained race prejudice among
the masses has to be admitted and faced as fact. It is no use to
storm and make noise about It, as that only incites it to greater fury.
Tb only force that can eradicate it is education, enlightenment, and
religion of the right kind. True religion teaches that "God has made
of one blood all nRtfons of men to dwell on the face of the earth,' ' and
that a Minim shall love hia noighltor as himself." And this involves,
and is, the auly solution of the race prejudice question.
The terrific explosion of the volcano on Bakurft Island" oft Kago-
shima, city Of 69,000 population on ft bay of the came nam in
tonthcrnmost Japan, mark th itxteecth. great disaster from natural
Cftusea to far in this century, makinf an average of more than one
a year, . Sight have been .volcanic eruptions, seven have been earth
quake, and one, namely aaiveston, ft hurricane flood. ' '
The volcanoes have been ftanU Maria in Guatemala, Pelee In Marti
nique, Sottfrlerft In St Vincent, Vesuvius, Taa In the Philippine,
Etna, Kfttnrftl in Alaska, and Sftknrft." ' i .-
The earthquakes were QucUiltenango in Guatemala, the Assam dis
aster of 1905, Ban Francisco, Valparaiso, Kingston In Jamaica, Me
sinft and Ctrtsfo in covu Bic. i ;
Mors thul twny-tgbt -considerable towns have been wrecked,
ay two a year, including nine cities. The toll In blood' and money
hat been enormous.,. .This. Hit Includes only the larger Vltaester and
does net mention lnnunenMe smaller ones such 'fta those in Tonga.
Pern. Western Asia. Turkey, the New Hebrides. Calabria. Veneraela
Mexico and the Canary Islands. ' ' '
If we estimate' the rnvhlmirm total lose of life from earthquake
and volcanoes' in this tentury ftt 210,000 Souls, which la 'well within
the facta, we bare to call civilization to account for tffjeoo Violent
deaths n year from those tans "A the'ponianiildstilof popv
erty Is usually Tatly gf enter thin the loss of li'fe, 'und -percen
tage of deaths to total population is. commonly relatively small, wt
may figure that the equivalent of two towns of the slse ftnd wealth
of Honolulu per year may be expected to be wrecked by volcano had
earthcuake causes, with ft loss of 6000 lives In each, and SOOO Uvea
additional In scattering hamlet. , ' ; '': ' .'
It is worthy of note that no two of these disasters have been repe
tition In the Same plaice," therefore In the course ef the century every
earthquake-volcano district te the world may calmly await Its turn.
There is no reason to be hysterical about It If civilisation will face
the problem with, tke same science, foresight, energy and engineering
skill that is applied to marine con traction, fire Insurance, wsather
prediction ftnd railroad risk.' Wo have definitely embarked on world
expansion of commerce and civilisation, moving Into the volcanic
belts of the globe, ftnd the growth of such cities as Manila, Honolulu
and Ban Francisco from mere hamlets ft century ago must stimulate
us to give time and money .to volcano science, if we are to protect
broperty and lives.' . - ... j:.-., .'. ''".'-,'. . '',:' ' . v-'
It Is therefore appropriate that the Hawaiian Volcano Research
Association should take keen Interest In the developments attendant
n thia new disaster In Japan, and that it ahould do its utmost to
aid the Imperial Earthquake Committee of Japan, in recording the
succession of events, studying the engineering aspects of the disaster,
jmd making public the lessons learned. ' 1 .'. ; ,.
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Nervous people Happiest
' Nervousness 1 h high tension of the nervous system. It is rather de
lirable than, otherwise- to be several degrees nervous. Well controlled
nervousness is a sign i of good breeding in hamaa beings, just as in ani
mals. ' The higher brad 'the horse the more sensitive and the more deli
eatoly responsive ,i the' animal. In a crisis the animal ha greater forti
todo, bearing pain without flinching. This the self -controlled nervous
person always does. 'Again, if well controlled, the nervousness stimu
lates to more and, better' work." v- , '. .-,
Nervousness If ill controlled or not at all controlled, ia, on the con
trary, the cause of sufferinir to the person, of annovanoe to hie aeso
ciates and . of Inefficiency to - both. . Uncontrolled nervousness . cause
Oightincss and, irritability. r These lower the vitality and impair the
functions of the lioart and tne digestive apparatus. , Abrupt movements,
shril) voioes,.hastyvpecch' and impulsive, tfnoertain actions are sign of
thai Stat f Mseutrelled nervousness. V"l-u i "' J'1 v ; -f.V
'' It is not a misfortune, to be nervous if you have ft (troog and active
wilL' ' Nervousness In, such' instances means merely that the strings of
the violin nre properly' taut-' 8uch nervousness is normal and make
for the greatest sueees and happiDeas, .,"
. While nervousness, if properly controlled, is good fortune, netirasthe
nia is always misfortune. Neurasthenia ia lowered condition of thr
nervous system, the 'opposite, of excitation. While certain degree of
nervousness to quite normal, neurasthenia is always abnormal. ;. Nervous
ness may be a purely healthful state. Neurasthenia ia a disease. The
depleted, condition of the nervous system' in eases pf neurasthenia may
even extend into the nerve fibers themselves and cause a alow atrophy of
those libers. ' Toe low nervous tension causes poor circulation and inade
quate elimination of the wastes of the body. Stagnation sets in and thr
body becomes like a, marsh that requires draining, .. ' '
The neurasthenic, I always person who eannot or will not exorcise
while the nervous person is '.'always on the go. " . Healthy nerves must
be surrounded by. healthy muscles, end healthy muscles are.-ths result ol
exercise.' ' Melancholy persons and those who commit suicide are all in
some stage ( neurasthenia ; '',.,':'.'.
The fHsrsou of high-strung delicate organisation will nnder extraor
dinary pressure become irritable or show lack of sound judgment, but
the reaction is quick.. His anger is a fire, of straw. The cause removed
or on being permitted a moment for reflection, his1 former serenity it
restored. ' The neurasthenic, on the Other hand, la "slow to auger," and
low of recovery from rage. New York Scientist.
Mexico's Common People
"Mexico In one respect resembles France before the revolution., Al
moat all the land is held by rich men who manage to escape taxes. The
peons (peasants) have in many parts been deprived of their holding.
eunsr Dy rraud or dj oeing, loaded wttn cnams or debt. Here is an
example of the tricks j)laycd upon the unlettered Indian i An edict war
issued that land in certain parts must be registered by ascertain date
Manv Indians were kept in' ignorance of that order. . Unregistered bind
was pvt up for sale and in some eases bought at ridiculously low price
Protesting, but unable to resist the Injustice, the wretched owners were
dispossessed. . Nor was that all. After losing their property they often
became slaves. Thousands of "peasants are in bondage to their em
loyers, the great " haoiehdadoa. They are obliged to buy at the
"hacienda" store.' Credit Is easv. ' In time the mnhivers have an an-
sonnt against them which' the eah heVef' hh'p to'jfik, dr -tlsi'fie'jj borrow
In order to be nurricd. ' Church' f eei are heavy, biit the ilextcin peasaul
generally feel "more married", if the knot ia tied by a' priest,' and the
women are good Catholics. Or it may be that fund are wanted for a
funeral and "wake," Somehow or other the thoughtless peon gives his
employer a hold over him. 'His mortgaged land is taken, and so long
as na owes money do can Dot go away. ., ,., ' :- t
The condition of these peons is practically that of rlaves. Yet slavery
is a word which' sounds worse than the condition for which it stands.
They usually cultivate their patches on a profit-sharing twain. ' Half goes
to the owner, half to. them. : Or else the peasant is given a patch .to
cultivate for himself while he works on his master's, land. The owners
put under tillage only a very small part of their enormous properties.
whica In some eases, as in that of the Tef rasas family in Chihuahua
extend over hundred of miles.1 V . ' '
' I have seen Mexican cotton fields which gave one bale of eottua for
three or four acres, Tf the land were kept clean ami water hrought tn
It irorn river nearby, the yield might be at least double. Most Mexi
cans still use the same tiqd of plow that Abraham flowed with. With
such a climate and such ft soil thev could grow anything. Yet they, often
have to imnort quantities of frimles," the benna which, with man
"tortillas," form the starle of their. diet. The peasaut's wants are
few. He seldom eats meat.. Coffee is his usual drink. A.clftareite Is
often preferred td food when he is hungry. All that he.fie-d' is a few
acres, with horse, mule or donkey ; nerbana a pig or a few goat.
was nv nremiaing those to all that Mailero won Lli rmimlaritv.
I for failing tv reil'in his rash prmnian thii,hv l.ml il.lin.l.ni
correspondence. '" , ."' '
' JOHN WTHRrrnhibitioAt rsrtainlv I believe in prohibition.
A. ti. CAHTRO-Now' is the time for all good men te come to the
aid of the party. , ,'... ;;- .' . . V;,,:
F. BARNEY JOY. -Perhaps duck eggs are. not as expensive as .
hen's eggs, but I like them jnst a well. , ; ' . , '--
CAPTAIN OF POLICE BAKER. With prohibition In effect In ' . :
this town things are going to be mighty dull around the police stations
MANAGER HERTHCHE. The Seaside Hotel Is full up no but'
as people come and bo I think we will be able to handle the erowX
- A BK PF.RLMUTTER. Watching mainland steamers, also those
bound for Hilo,. aad hiring gum-shoe men is sore some trials to a
tfrsd. business msn. . "' ' '. .' ' r ; :" "
4OVeRMOit I'1'IUIAM-I dnta't think rtonnle will tchatse me
VTIiH PIMjrll fUllllv HHUUI J inuiiiiurRH fi lu.wi liu.llfu V . mm vv.
ins eievsior in me vspuoi. we an neea n. , . . t , i - ,
j K. I CA8TLRvr-Captaln Henshaw and myself with the assistance
ef the Puunhou boy are going to make a strong bid for the peasant
ot the Tnter-Island series and lo for that Advertiser Cup. ;
'JAMES W. rR ATT. Somebody Ik going to wake p ia this town
some day artd find out that there is ft small fortune in building an
apartment house hero. - It must be built, however, along lines to suit ,
this climate. ' ..""'.' '-.
, TOM IX)R0AN-Tbst wind storm the other day was not all an
111 wind to the basebsll loving people for now the Athletic. Park peo
ple will have te repair the damage and it Is hoped that they will
given blf detent balV path. , , .
' M. C. PACK ECO.T he Santo Antonio Society does a $100 000 bigtl- J
ness n yer and . has one employe, A. D. Castro, and the City and
County of Honolulu does btisiness to the amount of only eight times
this sum, but has two hundred times es many employe.
RUDOLPH HEtDENRICH. Business never was better and with
the coming crowd of tourists that will arrive in the next few weeks
we will have all we ran attend to. I am a firm believer that Hono-:.'
lulu is a long way from going to, the bew-wows. ' . ' ,
SUPERINTENDENT CALDWELL I have written to alt eommon
rsrrirm csniog lorir' siirnvios w ma m mmi.-'mi w ,
transport empty gasoline drums or 'rttatainers nnaealed. . There is
more' danger, wits s, empty container than with one filled with
gasoline..,., . , '- i.. -'Z - " " .; '
.JAMES.W PRATT, Raia or shine the morning paper isfleliver-
ed,.at my house-la Kaimekl long before daylight, and before the . '
street cars are running, although my place is five miles from the
iiivnt u AH! Tkn.ttrM niii nr ih Arrfr aervteA in iinnaiuiii
has ajways been a wonder te me. ',' ' V: '
EDDIE FOGARTYv Where are the good men the business element ,
wants for ofHceholders In the city governmentt This is the time td
. t- .1 -T-V Jiu., n.lnt.n MMlrA Mnmmmmtlnm uMnltln.
MIIHg IUCUI lUrWIIU. IB, yifV . 1 1 B,M J '"""''. .mi.'.'"
nnnecesssry and if there are any of the business men ambitious to ,
jerve their country, now is the time for Iwem to say so... t , .
JACK LUCA8. Mr friend C. H. Brown Was astonished because.
I told him trnthfully that th flagpole of the Capitol gronnda, which
he bought, would fall before he had a chance to take it down, w nesy
what I foretold occurred. Brown asked me now in the world 1 anew
it beforehand. I let tho eat out of the bag then and told him I
ought to know, for was 1 not s member of the grsnd jury aad ihould
not the irrand iurv know what is rottenl -I . . . .
TOM QUINN. -1 hope Governor Pinkham look into the matter of
territorial automobile ia his economy campaign. It is figured -out
that this Territory is paying fifty thousand dollar a year for official
joyriders. The city ia alio being badly stnngl There are a dosen ,
automobile establishment in Honolulu who would contract with the .
city to do all the necessary automolile work, exclusive of the patrol' 1
wagon and Are department work, at ft saving to tne community or
uvsntv Twr eeat af tha nresebt bllltt-i-.
tfViii imi . i & u li.iri ...nil tu.. t.v . K m, I v. -
Territory, including Chief Justice Robertson, agree that membership
ia the territorial senate disqualifies a man irom accepting eitber tne
governorship of the Territory or the eeretaryahip, both of which of- ,
Sees are clearly territorial omce. Ibey are the two Highest otnees in
the territorial Bnvarnmeat in Jact. and can be called nothinff ele.
The internal revenue office and the office of 'collector of the port are :
federal emcea, and are not in tne tame ciass ine oiuerence ougui
to be plain to anyone. ,'',".'".. ;' ' . '.'"' ' '
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Sbcial-Serviqe Work in India
', As 'experiment of ' great interest is being carried oat in India
through the cooperation or tne ponce department witn tne etaivauoa
Army ia teaching honest work to the so-called criminal tribes. These
tribes comprise nearly 3,000,000 people, most of them , nomsdie ia
their habita. - Many bave now aettled down and no longer actively
engage In crime, but a, large number still practise stealing as their .
chief .means. of livelihood and teach tbeir-ehlldrea to steal even iiy,
infaneyv '. h"' '.. r ' " Vi v'. ,'
The Salvation Army has over 8000 of these men, women, snd chil
dren,, representing twelve tribes, at its twenty settlements, its indus
trial schools," and its three children's industrial homes, and it is ex
pected during the next few months thst as many more will be turned
over to the army by the police authorities of India. They are being
taught to earn their living by working in dairies, weaving, silk reel
ing, poultry raising, and washing clotheal Sometimes antagonistic,
at first, they are usually so pleased, after a period of residence, with
their environment, good pay, and relief .from police surveillance that
they; urge others to join them. The people are separated according
tn mate anil riz-ffre nf eriminalirv. When anv seem no lonirer a men
ace to society they are released, and some have already made good
workers ia outside industries. The manufacturing iuterests at Cawn
pore, which have beea suffering from a sesreity of suitable labor have
recently decided to employ some of this labor under Salvation Army
auspices...' ' '-v , ''
"The cooperation between the polios aad the Salvation' Armv is mad
possible ly a special act providing that the police authorities may
save the power te- remove and locate aay tribe or part of tribe known .
to be lawless. The settlement have been .established ia the United
pMt.rln.ij, Pnnl.k thm Madrlta PraHiffilnev ItAliBr iriI Oriaita
y 1 ... ;., t.u - -- " - . .. , - , ,
and the Salvation Army has recently been asked to submit proposals
to-the Government of Bengal,' Bombay Assam, and Ceylon.
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The Unsinkable Ship
Tbe serious' problems presented to naj-al architecta for solution, ss a
result of the, new and rapidly, multiplying law concerning safety appli
ances, have caused t renewal of the quest for the unsinkable ship, says
the Boston Globe. y ?
Ia this connection tb , construction) plan of Mr. George W. Dickie
seems worthy of the most careful consideration; . ,
His Idea,. ersbracrs the fitting of wUouble upperdeck and the ar
ranging of watertight subdivision NsVw the lower member of this deck,
o that a lessenger liner may contiifue to float under the worst known
condition at sea. ., .''.; ;" , ' V
."The space between the twe mem tiers of the upper deck," he tells .
fellow of the Society ef Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, ''would
be "utilised for cold storage rooms, air ducts, water and steam piping,'
mtn.mm TL. (' . .11 H,.,mm 1.- . ....I
m i . . v . f. iw i. iiiBii,. nuu.u ... w uiiuv, uui-.. vmiivi,.
All horiionlal piping an'duct through living spaces would be dond
way with. CommunicaMon to and from engine room, fire ronmytiy
nan it, room would be through eontinuous, watertight passages, with auto-
aitio i watertight .'floors, wlych would operate from the infiwk of the
ocean. .' r .:'. ! ' , ', "'.,.; -I' '. ,S
.If veselx ever are built in accordance .with the method outlined or
under seme. other equally ingenious scheme, vessels-'Which will retain
their buoyancy and their stability after eoltisiun, it will no longer be :
accessary o load tbeni - down so beavily with' small boat and raft,
which have their limitation as means nf rescue, particularly in rough
weather arid when assistance is afar off.'' : v ... V.
V"" The January Sales
The'' January-Sales lire on!' Bargains' everywhere! ' Such da'nty
11 ii int a,,W Xln.llul, .),..... ...I .,!,. mm ftk. . t ...
loine aad call to hvr sense of besuty and economy J . She had not '
really' plsUned her summer clothes but these on display are just the ,'
thioK"and will save all the worrv of trying to read up styles and the
newest materials. These all look just like tbe fashion Botes suggest,
Th' Vtaamul 1avii i n i n a raSAirnisiks fttiusr a ft sa nlunsa - 1
'ia 'ifiat mv riuKHiwa as ea (jinut
But here's the rub: She has sncqt all her money for Chriatmaa
and the stream of 1013 bill still flew In, "Whv do the merchant
have thoee alluring, sales in January!'' b despairingly ask of th
uini'KiiiPB siuiiuwi, iui Minn piaieisss w nicn none a welcome,
lefore the question, glitt-rs' In acorn and the Eternal Feminine passe
on lei tho rvery iMonth Ihemine ninrket, bolievina she knew why
Jauu iiad two rai-es, one looking back tho other forward.