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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, JANUARY 10, 1907.
4 THE Pacific Commercial Advertiser A MORNING PAPER. WALTLuB, G. SMITH EDITOR THURSDAY JANUARY 10. UNDEFENDED HAWAII. The Army an.l Navy Journal, a high authority, says that "the development of defends for our insular possessions has been too long neglected and should be taken in hand without further delay." And speaking of Hawaii's situation in particular it says that "effective fortifications" here are "urgently needed.' For about nine vears Hawaii has heard and made this plea without results M far na nrtnal ili'fona nro nnipmiil Tt is a sincrillar fact that the United States, having acquired the islands, pays less attention to their safety than it 1!.1 tn that nf A morgan interosta hr when the islands were foreign. Under the monarchy, American residents could always see the broadsides gf their Mnntrr'a shins in Honolulu tiorW- nnw ft. TTnited States WarshlD is a nOVeltjr. . - 1 " - - - " - y j Than Wnshinrrfnn crmrommont trwVIr trrcat trouble to obtain the right to oeeupy Pearl Harbor for naval purposes, but since getting the place in fee simple it has not built a dock there nor mounted a gun. Indeed it has not yet provided that inland bay with a safe sea entrance for large ships, Certain merely preliminary work has, indeed, been done. Some land for a navy yard at Pearl Harbor has passed into Federal control; sites for guns about Honolulu have been bought and there are reservations for troops. Hut most of this work was accomplished a good while ago and there is no sign f anvthine more being contemplated. Interest in tho matter at the "War and Navy departments seems to have congealed. Some say that Secretary Taft wants the Philippines and Panama taken care of before anything is done for ns and that the Navy Department is displeased because the owners of sugar land about Pearl Harbor want sugar prices rather than pasture prices for it. But that is a matter of gossip. The crucial fact remains that a hundred millions or so of American wealth lies here exposed before the eyes of a strong and covetous Pacific power: and that if these islands should pass under control of that power they would soon be made so formidable, especially as a safeguarded rendezvous of .a great fleet, that the Pacific coast, to protect its own wealth, might eventually have to spend a hundred millions on forts and ships for its own defense. N Here is a phase of the matter which ought to have weight with Congress and would have such weight if there were any one, representing Hawaii at Washington, who would press for Hawaiian naval and military appropriations with intelligence and zeal. Such things are done, and done successfully, by ether places. Many a dilatory board of engineers has been stirred into action by the President or by Congress upon whose sympathies some well-organ ized community has been at work. And this brings to mind the idea that, if the President could be as deeply interested in the question of our defenses as he is in ereating those values which require defense, .we might soon be pro vided with both forts and naval station, press him with argument in point f ; -.. - PANPACIFIC CONGRESS. The object of the Panpacifie Congress of Consuls, which, it is hoped, will be convened here,, is the extension of American commerce. It is a part of the duty of all members of the United States Consular corps to aid as much as it may be in their power the interests in foreign countries of any or all of the home manufactures. Aside from the one commodity of sugar, Hawaii has, as yet, little to show in the line of manufactures and, while direct good may not come to her industrially from the proposed congress, indirect benefits are sure to follow. Hawaii is a comparatively new country on the map. She looks to tourists as much as to anything, excepting, always, sugar, as revenue producers. Residents of foreign countries, as well as those of the mainland, are in positions to speak well or ill of the place and as Hawaii is noted for its hospitality there can be no doubt of the good that will come from the entertainment of these visitors. The present plan is to have all of the Pacific port consuls meet and di?euss in congress the needs of the localities at which thev are stationed. Hawaii as a place of meeting has "been suggested for the reason that it is fairly central, and that, if the habit of coming here is once fixed, it may get to be a gathering place for sorts of influential bodies interested in Pacific ocean affairs commercial, political, scientific and even literary. This proposed meeting was suggested on the mainland and Hawaii was quick to aet upon it. Congress, howe'er, must be looked to for transportation for consuls, though in case it should not act, the payment of sufficient mileage could be ordered by the State department. 5t z r AFTERNOON GABLE REPORT. S Z ft 8 m 2 m 9 if D D Is the Safest Light There is no flame, no smudge, no heat, no odor. Xo matches needed. Electric light does not consume oxygen, therefore does not rob your air of vitality and freshness. If you desire our representative will call and give you further information. Write or 'phone, Main 390. any HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, THONE MAIN 390. STOCKTON, Cal., January 9. The State Federation of Iahor at its ses- 48&3g&&6KK4 sion here today went on record as opposed to child labor. LOS ANGELES, Cal., January 9. The Santa Fe railway has been indicted by. a grand jury of the Federal Court for granting rebates. Thereare 76 counts against the road. ' . SAN FRANCISCO, January 9. Archbishop Montgomery is seriously ill. Montgomery is coadjutor to Archbishop Biordan. ST. PETERSBURG, January 9. General Pavloff, military Procurator, was assassinated today. General Dratzschvsky has been appointed Prefect of Police to succeed Launitz, recently assassinated. - ' ' ' '' ; THE RIGHT ROAD TO SALVATION Is there no way to reach and im- IAlKEA AND THE JOB CHASERS. Those Democrats who supposed that Sheriff Iaukea had gone into office to find places on the payroll for ward politicians, mistook the man as well as the issues upon which he was elected. Col. Iaukea 's whole record in office, extending back a good many ytors, is that of a conscientious public- servant. Among all the Hawaiian officials of the monarchy: he perhaps stood first in his devotion to ideals of gooiV government. Nothing more is needed to prove that, than a study of his official correspondence aCrown Commissioner, which is now among the archives. The place he held was one of temptations and it could have been used to further questionable politics in a marked degree; but Iaukea made clear from the start his purpose to consider the office a public trust and to administer it accordingly. There was no graft in it while Iaukea had charge, nor had it a swollen payroll nor a following of riffraff. When the Democrats named Iaukea for Sheriff they appealed to inde pendent Bepublicans to support him on the ground that he would reform, not perpetuate, the abuses of police administration. Believing in him, the inde pendent Bepublicans took the Democrats at their word, turned out for Iaukea .and saved him from defeat. "Were the spoils Democrats, the hungry jobchasers, o dull as to suppose that such a man, with such a backing, would turxr the police station into a feed-trough where any Democrat, hungry for spoils, might come and get his 111 f "Do these people now undertake to tell the public that .their campaign promises for Iaukea and his for himself, must be looked upon as Buncombe I If so, they are counting without Iaukea. But let us be understood in full. It is not to be supposed for a moment that Sheriff Iaukea will make no mere changes in the personnel of the police. To get rid of old abuses one must evict those who perpetrated them and put better men in power. But that sort of thing requires time. A new Sheriff of Oahu county can not instantly discharge one force of police and automatically provide another just as familiar with the work to be done. There is no group of trained men waiting outside on call to man any department of the County government. The new Sheriff has, indeed, got rid of the worst of the old police offenders and, as he sees, from week to week, chances to make desirable .changes, he may be trusted to achieve them. All other things being equal, we thould suppose he would confine his appointments to Democrats and independent Bepublicans, as being the men most interested in the success of his administra tion. But from the spoils system and from opening the doors to the hungry and thirsty roundels that beseech him to forget their records give them iobs, he naturallv and ' inevitably recoils. To serve them is not what he was lected for and Iaukea is not the man to have taken an election under such circumstances. Z THE PROPOSED SHIP SUBSIDY. It is laid down somewhere by someone that the height of strategy is to find out what the other fellow wants you to do and then not to do it. In. the light of this maxim the word that comes from the Scotch shipbuilders is the best argument so far advanced in favor of the Ship Subsidy bill now be fore Congress. The supremacy of the Scotch shipbuilding industry was threat ened during the recent labor trouble3 on the Clyde and the Tees and now the heavily capitalized firms located there are expressing fears less, the subsidy bill passes in some form in Congress and raises up a powerful competitor to them. The Scotch yards have made a practice of building ships for every mari time nation in the world, the secret of the Scotch success being, it is said, excellence of workmanship and cheapness of production. Formerly the plates and castings from which the ships were built were produced in Scotch furnaces, but latterly the shipbuilders have been taking advantage of the dumping prices of German and American mills to. secure their supplies abroad and still com - -. 1 . " 1 1 :i 1 1 m . peimg wiin Herman anu .nierican snipimung varus. mis nas resulted in driving many Scotch founders out of business and now the inevitable raise in prices has come, the British firms being hard pressed by the Germans. The manager of a large Scotch yard whose specialty is the large cargo steamer is quoted as saying that this growth of the foreign shipbuilding is causing the gravest concern among the local builders and everywhere the hope is being felt that Sulzer shipbuilding bill will not be passed bv the Amer ican Congress and a new rival thus created in a year or two. . liilo is doing well in the matter 01 a breakwater unless all signs fail. The fate of an appropriation under the River and Harbor bill has for vears de pended upon whether the member from the middle west could be convinced that there was a river or harbor where the introducer of a measure said there was and if so what was the good of having it there instead of somewhere else! From the report of the meeting of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, it appears that Hilo, with the aid of Secretary Wood, has nailed the influence of the member from Kansas, where the Kaw flows th ree hundred and sixtv-five days in the year, without a breakwater or a dam, and of the member from the southern district of Colorado who gazes on the empty irrigation ditches and prays for rain. Having obtained pledges from the commercial bodies of those States, as well as of California and Oregon, the work of securing the help of other westerners should be comparatively easy. Editor Advertiser: A man going to a certain place came to a corner from which several roads diverged. Not knowing which one to take, he asked some bystanders, whom he hoped would know better than he, for their advice. One eaid that the left was the right road, another told him to take the one in front, but our friend inquired, "Do you know, or are you certain, that either of those roads will. lead me aright!" . They answered that , they were both good roads, but that they were not certain if they were the right ones. A third man. now spoke, who said, f 'I know and am perfectly sure that this I Toad," pointing to the one at the right, ".will take, you where you desire to go." wnich road do you suppose that traveler took I "A Poor Soul in Doubt" (See Advertiser of Jan. 6) would do well to follow in his footsteps and get a. certain guide. The ehurch that Christ founded is like a city, set on a hill, and therefore plain to be seen. It is the church that says it is the only true -ehurch.j Bishop Bestarick tells Reverend Beissel to go on gaining souls to Christ, or words to that effect. Can anyone be em- SHAPE Shoe style is mostly shape; and it must be shape that stays. Our Malta Oxford is not only shaped on a correct model but every pair is so throughly well made that it keeps its original grace ful lines until completely worn out. Many shoes costing considerably more money haven't the faultless fit, exquisite lines and real distinction of the Malta. PRICE $5.00 Manufacturers9 Shoe Co., Ltd. 1051 FORT STREET 'PHONE MAIN 282. ployed to better advantage? Honolulu, January 7. 1907. AN ONLOOKER. CHILDREN 'S HOSPITAL The decision of the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage camphor-growing to that eventually the U nited Mates need not import that product, ought to I create interest here where the camphor tree grows readily. Certain parts of the islands would seem to be well-adapted to this phase of agriculture. (Continued from Page One.) of Infancy. . A few years ago the gpy ernment census brought out the fact that Hawaiian woman were the' midst prolific of any race, with one exception, but that the percentage of deaths in Hawaiian families was also unusually great, supposedly from the want of knowledge as to the proper care '"Of their children. .... : ;:. "The "matter of such a hospital , seems to be one worthv of the attention or some benevolent person. To be satis factory it would have to be built and well-endowed. There could be govern ment assistance given, but the govern ment is pinched now for "money and probably could do little. It might be that the government loan could afford to be partly used for this purpose, but as a private institution tne noepitai would be much more satisfactory. In the present needs of Honolulu the hos pital would not have to be very large, although the demand would very prob ably grow. "The Queen's Hospital, which is a private corporation, is somewhat as sisted by the government, but has all the advantages of a private institution. These advantages are great, especially in keeping the institution free from pol itics, which would be felt in a govern ment hospital and certainly lower the standard of its efficiency. "The -people who need a children s hospital are found mainly among those classes who live in unsanitary homes, where the care of the sick is most dif ficult, but the institution would benefit all classes. Like all other hospitals, it would come to be recognized as offer ing better care and nursing than could be had even in well-equipped homes, while in treating the children Of the poor it woum Decent an dv Keeping down and preventing the spreading of disease among others. "There are already a number of places in Honolulu where children may go and be taken care of, but these are mainly places where the taking care of needy children is an emergency af fair. The Salvation Army has an orphans' home, where many, cases are given excellent attention. The Kona Orphange is another place which is do ing a great work and the regular de nominations are beginning to provide such istitutions. The Castle Home, the Reform and Industrial schools, are all doing much for the children, the In dustrial school giving their boys & more practical education even. than they could give them in the public schools. But there is no place especially de signed for sick children except at the regular hospitals, the Queen's, Chinese and Japanese, which are not so well fitted for children as they are for adults. The Free Kindergarten societies are finding a great deal of woTk to do regarding the health of the children brought to them and they have a wo man with medical experience who ex amines the children and treats them for the various ailments. This gives these children a service which they could not get at their homes. The nurses which have been lately engaged to investigate tuberculosis in Hono lulu, for the purpose of assisting and treating afflicted ones at their homes, have found a great deal to do among the children as well as among the adults. All over the town they are finding this work to do, showing forci bly the need of a well equipped hos pital where these children might be taken and properly treated. Let us hope that somewhere, some one will be found with an interest In this pressing need of assistance to the little ones and with the necessary money at his command to relieve it." Commence the year right by buying a IV TABLE DAINTIES You may have what you lijce for the table in the way of delicatessen if you, deal with' us. We make our own bologna sausages, have a well assorted stock of salt and smoked fish and a complete line Qf American and imported cheese. Our sausage is made on the premises every day. THE Brush Metropolitan Meat Co., Ltd. air A new lot just opened up, be sold at the RIGHT PRICES and will YOUR EYE ON 2 KEEP Take a Look at Them! 4 1 I TT O z H jkoi hiked ! 1 Next Monday January 14th OUR Clearance Sale The New Subdivision Adjoining beautiful College Hills on the Diamond Head side. Lots 70x200 feet Will be sold for from OF READY-TO-WEAR APPAREL WILL BEGIN. We will sell at greatly reduced prices remnants of OUR FALL STOCKS of Woolen Suits, Skirts, Coats and Jackets, Lawn Shirt waist Suits, Linen Suits, Craven- iette Coats and Women's and Children's Mackintoshes, and Boys' Tamoshanters. See our Window Displays. IU1 00 to $800 each. Terms: 2-4 Cash, 1-4 in 8 Months, 1-4 in 16 Months end 1-4 in 2 Years at 6 per cent interest. Road are now in course of construction. Water pipes are now being laid. Superb Marine and Valley views. Only one short block from the Manoa Valley Cars. mi Further information will be given by CDT) C? Telephone Main 480. WHOSE SALES ARE SALES Dcsky : : Campbell Block 2 i I I 1 i i I i