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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1910.
THE Pacific Commercial Advertiser A MORNING PAPER. 5tODKICK O. MA THE SON I - I '. EDITOR WEDNESDAY i i j DECEMBER 21 THIRTY-THREE YEARS For Her Exquisite Perfumes An Eastman Kodak A Fountain Pen -Hair Brush Comb and Mirror ON SUPREME BENCH Justice Harlan Celebrates the Anniversary of First Ap pearance on Tribunal. SUGAR. 96 Degrees Test Centrifugals, 3.995c. Per Too, $79.90. 88 Analysis Beets, 9s, Per Ion, $77.60. U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, December 20. Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, .00. Temperature, Max. 77; Man. 65. Weather, fair. 1 - i 4 J V! V4 'A I if j.i SNAP JUDGMENTS. The resolution to be presented to the chamber T)f commerce today for a ote, regarding congressional action on bills affecting this Territory, is open to the identical criticism that is implied in the resolution against the two McCrosfcon bills. The resolution asks congress not to enact Hawaiian measures into laws before they have been thoroughly considered here,' and the resolution itself is an important one that has received practically no general consideration. The chamber of commerce, if it passes the resolution to be placed before it todaj-, will be passing a snap judgment rebuke to snap judgments. On mere than one occasion the chamber of commerce and similar organiza tions have presented views before congress which they have later regretted, their chagrin resulting from the fact that the resolutions were passed without due consideration and mainly because their presentation and endorsement came from some one or some interest the members preferred not to oppose. The resent resolution is aimed at the McCrosson Bills, but fails to come out plainly and say so. Instead, a resolution, broad in its terms and sweeping in character is presented, the Xlea being, apparently, that, as the whole includes the part, the McOrosson Hills may be cheeked without being directly referred to. This is Honolulu's brand of diplomacy. It fails to take into account, however, the fact that to kill the McCrosson Bills the resolution opens the way to check every other bill that may be presented to coEgress without first receiving the O. K. of the local legislature or the local commercial bodies, something that might react very unfavorably to Hawaii in some cases. It is not improbable that some of the very men who will be called upon to vote on the resolution today will be confronted with it later on when they have private bills for congressional consideration, bills that it might be important to present for speedy enactment. It is probably true that no measure broadly affecting the Organic Act should be passed by congress without first having been subjected to local scrutiny; it is just as true that no resolution so broadly affecting the presen tation of Hawaiian bills in congress should be passed by the chamber of com merce without first having been broadly considered in the light of its effect upon future proposed legislation. To pass the resolution to be presented today will be try tie up matters not involved in the present row and matters not as yet existent. If the chamber of commerce wants to go on record as opjosed to the enactment of the MeCrosson Bills, let the members say so. but do not pass an- broad resolutions, all the effect of which can not be known. GOING OFF AT HALF-COCK. Before the members of the Republican territorial committee passed their resolution addressed to congress last night, did they consider it? Did they, with open eyes, seriously request congress to take up no Hawaiian measures except at two-year "Intervals and then only tlruse measure that had been con sidered in the local legislature, or did they contemplate calling a special ses sion of the legislature before each congressional session to take up for con sideration all private bills to be presented? Did the members appreciate the fact that no state legislature ever attempts tt handle bills intended for con gress and would be simply swamped if they did? Washington will soon have good reason to believe that Hawaii has either gone crazy or is suffering from such a swelling of the community cranium that a feu more cold splashes like Cottrill are required as correctives. Let us get back to the level of common sense, where we can put a little trust in the wisdom of the federal government to know what is proper quite as well as we do. - - THE- KAU DITCH -BILL. - . v. .- - . An afternoon paper attempts to twit The Advertiser because, this paper, in it's Bystander column, pointed out,1 the, 'folly of the blind"' attack upon the Kau Ditch bill. The Bystander pointing out that the measure was tine that had unquestioned merits, one that would;" reclaim to usefulness a large tract ot now useless land and one which would-result in an immense1 benefit to the Island of Hawaii. Regarding the genera phraseology of the bill and the fact that it has been drawn1 for enactment as a general bill, The Bystander had nothing to say. That is a matter for congress to pass upon. There is plenty of opportunity for discussing this bill on its merits, and because The Advertiser has pointed, this out is no, reason to suppose that The Advertiser is in favor of the measure as it stands! - We prefer to wait until the present hypocritical slobbering over the homesteaders is concluded before we go into the general features of the bill, as presented or as amended. WALTER G. SMITH, Tjiie Advertiser is unfeignedly glad at the announcement of the early return to Honolulu of Walter O. Smith, who- is to rejoin the local newspaper frater nity as editor of the Hawaiian Star. Mr. Smith has proven himself a factor for the good during two previous sojourns in Honolulu, and should return, strengthened by his year on the Coast, in fine fettle for further tilts with the foes of the public weal. The news of his early return, for another thing, will set at rest the recurring report made in this community that in some way the former editor of The Advertiser was forced to leave Hawaii. That report was conceived in malice and circulated by those he left behind, who had never dared face him so long as his health permitted him to remain. . The Advertiser, congratulates its contemporary, the Star, on securing the services of Mr. Smith. In discussing the claims of Doctor Eaymond for appointment as city physi cian, it should be remembered that he publicly joined the Republican party at a time when the partv leaders were dubious of success and ata time when Lis renouncement xf Democracy on a matter of principle meant something. At that time there, was no certainty of any Republican patronage. This should be recalled in justice to Doctor Raymond now. when those opposing him are advancing the claim that his political conversion was made with an eye on the jtb. number of others' appear to have joined The Advertiser in "making friends'' for John Cathcart. After the near-impeached official recovers suf ficiently ro eat his crow, he will find .that all nature has a smiling face. When mounted soldiers complain be the position of lady pedestrians in. The most significant feature of the. Japanese policy today is its coloniza- ti i-rogratn. (.in the outskirts ot I the expire a new race of Japanese is in the making, shaped by the same forces, says a writer in the American Review of Reviews, that have made the pioneers of every zone notable as the irewf adaptable. oen minded and liberty loving of men. The oO. "!. ''on population of the em pire is being annually augmented by a net increase of ".'', Oo0 baby Japanese. For centuries 'flie population of the main and S"iiti:ern inlands has been a "saturated solution. A given number die arid their room is at once reoeeu I iod. but after these are all replaced hat ."nO.Ofhi surplus remains each year without provision. The expedient litest readily hit upon was to a ;1 the emigration of the over crowded to other countries. Opposi tion blocked this program, however, immediately in Xew Zealand and Aus tralia and a little later in the United States and Canada. Thousands entered Mexico and Chile, bat the condition of the emigrant was there far -less Half a Million Babies a Year of poor police 'protection, what must Honolulu? desirable. Various commissions appointed by parliament were despatched to the Hok kaido. Formosa, Sakhalin. Korea and Manchuria to look the land over and report to Tokio. With much of junket ing, more or less questioning of local officers and some ersonal investigation these group of colony cruisers returned and Tokio was advised that the Hok kaido could support 10.0i0.fi(iQ addition- I a I inhabitarts: that Sakhalin was a lean land and her quota must be reck oner) only in hundreds of thousands; that Formosa when tamed would ab sorb specified millions; Korea other millions, and the vast millet plains and forest clearings 0f Manchuria would ac commodate, so many millions more. Wherefore without overforcing the development of these sections. the ooii.nno annual emigration on which the computation was based could be placed for fifty years where it would be far more easily within the reach and con trol of the government, and where it would involve no unpleasant . arrange ments ar.d possible embroilment with any ot the other powers. ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARLAN. WASHINGTON, December 10. John Marshall Harlan, presiding justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, today is doing what only three other men have done in the history of fjie court. He is celebrating the close of thirty-three years' service on ih,t bench. On December 10, 1S77, Justice Harlan took his place on the bench of the Su preme Court. He was then forty-four years of age. Not only have all the men who were on the bench the first year of his service passed away, but Justice Harlan's service is now twice as long as that of any other member of the present court. Of the sixty-two men who have sat on this beix h Jus tice Harlan has been an associate with twenty-six. The three members of the court whose services exceeded that of Justice Har lan were Chief Justice John Marshall, Justice Stephen J. Field and Justice Joseph Story. Both Marshall and Field served more than thirty-four years. Several months more than ' seventv seven years of age. Justice Harlan was performing today his proportion of the work of the court. Besides disposing of the business incumbent upon him as senior associate justice during the va cancy in the chief justiceship. Justice Harlan has written six of the thirty three opinions announced bv the court this term. L IS READY FOR SALES Thrum's Hawaiian Annual for 1911. being the thirty-seventh number of o;te of, the most valuable, reference book's I oi lniormation and statistics relating to the Territory, of -Hawaii, of'j-afue to merchants, tourists and educate t.i has just been issued from the presses of the Gazette company, and is oni sale. -1 This compendium is compiled and! published by Thomas (Jr. Thrum, thej veteran stationer, and represents an en-' tire year of hard work, resulting in a' book of faets which can be absolutely relied uporv It. is the recognized boosj of information about Hawaii, and ny ' tourist should return to his home with-1 out putting one away in his t.ink, for reference when he gets there, lucre is something in the annual about al most every place the tourist has seen and it will serve to put him straight when recounting his trip. The table of contents includes figures upon the area, elevation and population of the Islands; dimensions of the vol cano of Kilauea. Ilaleakala; school sta tistics; census returns for 1910; table of births and deaths and by nationali ties; value of shipments to the United States mainland from Hawaii, and -imports from all countries; public im provements, expenditures; percentage of sugar in cane; arrival and departure of aliens; Hawaiian Sugar I'lanters' Association statistics; summary of in surance business; . bonded debt; taxes by divisions and counties: summary of meteorological observations; Hawaiian sugar -crops; cotton culture in Hawaii; historical sidelights; new Kalakaua' dynasty tomb; Hawaiian holidays; legends of Kewelo; volcanoes; outdoor allurements; ancient Hawaiian re ligious beliefs. and ceremonies; ancient laws. ACROBATS AT PARK TOGETHER FOR YEARS Manager Congdon of the Tark Thea ter is putting on a show this week That, in many respects, is as good as could be seen in .any " music hall the world over. The acrobatic act of Wil son and Morris almost defies descrip tion, and the laugh they get is a con tinuous one from the time the com. dy acrobats step onto the stage till the'v leave it. Pressed a- Chinese laundrymen, the two wonderful acrobats keep an aci going for eighteen minutes, that lea-'e the audience convulsed with laughter and yet full of admiration for the agil ity displayed by the team. For over twenty years this team of fun-makers has played all over the world. Formerly with the world re nowned Australian circus, managed bv the Fitzgerald Brothers, they travel;'.? and showed all over the far East anS Australasia. Later on they started on' witu their own act. and at once made pod. The act has to be seen to be appreciated and nolvody should miss the show at the Park. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. CADILLAC, December 21. Wolgast accepts Moran "s challenge to fight within ninety days, the contest to go not less than foityfive round, unless a knockout takes place first. THRUM'S NEW ANNUA CHRISTMAS is not an occasion for display. Practical presents are the ones most appropriate. Nothing makes a wiser or more useful gift than a pair of good shoes or slippers. The Shoe Order is the ideal way to make a present of Shoes as it allows the recipient the privilege of making the selection. IF YOU PREFER TO GIVE THE SHOES THEM SELVES THEY MAY BE EXCHANGED AFTER WARDS IF THEY DO NOT FIT. A large assortment of styles just a little ahead of the time. Novelties the latest, Sta ples as well. OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS Manufacturers Shoe Co., LIMITED 1051 FORT STREET UlIllil Importers, Manufacturers, and Entailers of Ladies' Children's and Infants' Wear. Underwear of our own Manufacture Made under the most sanitary conditions. Nothing but reliable" laces and embroideries used. Gowns ..$1.00 $1.50 $2.00 and up Corset Covers ..... 50 .75 1.00 and up Drawers -50 .75 1.00 and up Combination of Cover and Skirt or Drawers 1.50 2.00 2.50 and up White Skirts .... i.so 2.00 2.50 and up Chemises 75 1.00 1.50 and "up Bridal Sets 9.00 n.50 12.50 and up I All packages will be sent Send for our Infants' and Grant Avenue and Geary Street, San Francisco, Cal. j Army and Navy News T ,T, i ; , iIir",J- 11 would be mad- Japan Sees War. , ness for her to fhut her eves to facts VICTORIA, B. C, December 8. "'h stan? her in th face." That Japan must prepare for war with Americans in Fleet, the United States is the text of an ar- j WASHINGTON", December 10 Eu tide published by the Tokio Nippon ropean critics who labor under the im and received today by the steamer j prest-ion that the American Namba Maru. manned in large pan bv aliens Jked The Nippon quotes an anonymous ; up in the open ports of "the world Japauese Vk-e-Admiral as saying that qaieklv discover tWi, x. ' "1 however regrettable the fact mav be it is none the less incontrovertible that t lie danger of a breach between Japan and a western power comes chiefly from America's attitude. "In vain !o statesmen and er.light ened publicists on each side preach the necessity and demonstrate the reality ...... F pOtl. time None the less from time tol n r A ovpn wi t h cm win .r i tra t i nn t oiiie lrom the I njte.l States nnUter - titc nt tout! ttr whif'h at nnv nmPTif hieh at anv moment - iu.h cm... otH-ial control. 'Japan must be prepared for that contingency. She must ask herself what objective this element of United States citizens have in view when they - - advocate the expenditures of enormous sum. on furnishing the Pacific with a to the " Islands free of charge Children's Wear Catalogue. ;b;g fleet; ot creating a powerful armv . on the Pacific slope; of building a huge .coal depot and nayal station in Ha ; wan and of fortifying the Philippines, ; Hawaii and Panama. Unwilling as invi- rm' lu annual rermrr nf Kear- Admiral Reginald me ouieau ot navigation, just public. made The admiral shows that r,f t, 0,1-,., -enlisted men other than petty 'officers : in tlie "aval ""viee 9I.51 per cent are T'er cent liavo ii , izt.J. and .41 per cent have ,wi,. tlwir intentions of l.o.r.,: .... eu This leaves actual!,. 1" uijj v a TrapTiAti ; T, V . auens regidfiat in th. - . , ll aiiis non-resident . itriia lu tiie naval service ior makincr ai. . iudute ior a. 47 Tier conf - of the colonial v,Vls, Llj " ; t of Uncle Sam's blue'jaekets are ; &Kuy "tizem of the United states. r DuriniT the la-t fi, TaPld-v fling off. ; noi , . Tc, Aear there were voiai Willi oi S4 1 4 'preceding rear althrmK .T111"? tije 947 more men in the eif were For Him Gillette Razor (Gold or Silver) Thermos Bottles (Gun Metal, Copper) 3A Camera (Post Card Size) A Fountain Pen HOLLISTER DRUG CO.Ltd A Few Last Reminders Come as early in the day as you can. Come again and again if you wish. 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