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Sierra, Sept.. 21.
Zealand la, Oct 9.
Marama, Oct. 8.
Evening Bulletin. Est lW, No. 5345.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX.. TCo. 638$. :
14 PAES. nONOLULU, TERKITORY OP? HAWAII, THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 1912. li'PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Ashford Declares in Two In
stances Governor Used Pow
er to Discriminate
Two charges, made by Attorney
Ashford for - Prince Kalanianaole,; In
which the administration Is accused
of exercising a "discretion in with
holding : homesteading . tracts that
amounted to f-: rimination, formed
the principal i sensational feature
of today's.he g before , Secretary
of the Interior f lsner, In the Senate
chamber of v the government building.
Both are so serious in nature that
the Secretary Instructed Attorney
Ashford to make further investiga
tion and produce - definite evidence
tfcowlng either the truth or falsity of
1 hp fifWRS&tinns flfid Afthfnrrt himself I
expressed the hope that : the rumors
would prove untrue, because, he de
clared, he and his , client are not
.. seeking to develop a scandal of this
character. :. - - v V:; : ' ' ' ;'
Tne first of these- charges was
made in the form of a statement in
which Ashford said the" story had
; come to him that residence lots, sur
veyed along the highway on the Ha-
kalau homestead tract, had been
1 withheld by the . government through
the - fear that stores would be built
J on ;lhm to enter Into competition
with" the plantation stores of the dis-
t-rlct t' " v- ' ,' -;v "'w1"t -
; The other-was -the-charge that lots
. near llilo had been withheld from the
Thompson Settlement Association by
; the administration largely because of
the belief- that the persons desiring
- to take - them rwere store t clerks or
mem Ders or mat ciass or townspeo
ple, who would not cultivate them
and would not make good farmers.
Governor JFrear. gave an explanation
of the fjrst-raenttoned charge that
' proved .quite satisfactory. He. said
the residence lots tad, been surveyed
and , held . in reserve for. the home
steaders, but they, had failed to make
any application for them. The lots
... had not been advertised, and he ad
mltted that It was possible no appli
cations had been made for the reason
i that the people did not know they
' were open for settlement .
These subjects cropped up In the
t last' few minutes of the morning's In-
' qulry. &U of. which was given over to
problems of the land department, with
, Land Commissioner Joshua Tucker
occupying the witness chair through-
At the close Secretary Fisher In
structed ' Attorney Ashford to bring
before him all the evidence he could
v find in any way relating to these two
charges. " This" evidence; presenting
7 both sides of the. question; will be
probably the first thing taken up at
the next public session in Honolulu,
w hlch Secretary Fisher i has set for
9:30 o'clock Monday morning, Sep
tember 30. The party will, leave Ho
nolulu at noon tomorrow for a ten
day tour over the islands of Hawaii
and -Maui, the Itinerary of which has
been published In the Star-Bulletin.
; In plain, unquestionable terms Sec
retary Fisher this morning publicly
denied the story in the morning paper
stating that he had given his approv
al to a set of homesteading and land
laws devised by Albert Horner and
handed by that person to the morn
ing sheet for publication. The Secre
tary made his denial , in his opening
' remarks. '
. Advertiser Statement Repudiated.
Today's inquiry began at 10 o'clock,
Instead of 9 : 30 as before.
The Secretary, addressing Attorney
Olson, asked for suggestions on the
: land problem.
The Secretary said: "I have ex
pressed no approval of any plans pre
; sented . by., anybody, - and wish that
whoever, is responsible for the article
in. 'this morning's paper would take
prompt steps to correct the statement
made there that I have approved a
set of plans 6aid to have been drawn
by Mr. 'Albert Horner." ;
Land . Commissioner Tucker - was
then called by Attorney Olson, and
queried - concerning the Aloha. Aina
settlement General lease. No.. 637,
containing the right ; of withdrawing
lands for homesteading, was produced
by Tucker, who stated that privilege
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Special attention given to CARBU
RLTORS and MAGNETOS. All work
guaranteed. . -: - :. ' '
H. E. HENDRICK, LTD.
Merchant & Alakea Sts.
Second of New Liners To Be
Ready November, -1913,
COMPANY TOPUT ON -
A WEEKLY SERVICE
Four Passenger Boats Assures
Honolulu Schedule Never
Honolulu is today adored of week
ly steamship service, by liners flyins
the Matson Navigation house flag,
with the completion of a new and
modern equipped steamship, the con
tract for which has been signed ' by
Captain William Matsoa and Vice-
President E. D. Tenney. of the Mat
son Company, according to a lengthy
cable received this morning by Ship
ping Manager ; John H. - Drew, of
Castle & Cooke. . .,.:-.-:'- v
The positive announcement of i the
letting.of Ma Important contract will
be hailed with delight by the busl-
eM, commfliiity und the; general pub-
I u a u,efe "HX '
Vice-President and General Man
ager- Tenney has cabled today that the
second of the new steamships .has
been ordered. The vessel, which in
every way ' will correspond to -; the
liner '"Wilhelmina In Its construction
and equipment; "will be built at i the
well-known 'yards of the . Newport
News Shipbuilding Company," which
concern also holds ths- contract for
the building -of' the"; larger liner or
aerea some montns scgo,- ana extens
ively mentioned through the "columns
of the Star-Bulletin at the- timei f
Weir Equipped fof? Island Serviced' k
' - The Matson liner now ordered and
to be delivered to, the owners by the
latter part of 1913, Is, to be 446 feet
In length;: with a breadth of 54 feet j
This vessel will have: cabin , accom-
rr.odation for ninety passengers.- ;The
plans also call " for providing quarters
fbr a large ; number . of ' secoad class
passengers. The new ; liner, for which
a contract ' has just - been signed, , is
declared will be- equally as modern
and up-to-date ) as I the ; larger vessel
now under construction at the New
port News shipyards.
; The Matson Company has been as
sured that the new vessel will be
ready for 4livery not later than No
vember 1st; 1913. v,V
According to advices received by
Manager Drew, the two new ships
should leave the East Coast of the
United States on or about the same
time.-5 Every device and improvement
known to modern steamship j con
struction has been carefully studied
by the officers in the Matson "Com
pany with a view of Incorporation in
the two : new steamers. It is atated
that they will represent the last word
Weekly Service Promised.
The , addition of two new- and; fasf
liners means that the Matson Naviga
tion Company will be prepared to
maintain a weekly service of passen
ger liners between Honolulu and San
Francisco direct. These vessels ; are
being constructed with a view of cov
ering the run from islands to coast
in twenty-eight' days or ander. :
With four steamships in the trade
between : Honolulu and the California
coast port, the company officials are
satisfied that a steamer can easily
be dispatched. every seven days from
each end of the line. i V
A service in which the Wilhelmlna,
the I tyro new -steamers and the Lur-
line figure, will- guarantee a far
more prompt -and regular ' tranship
ment of freight 'as well as the tran
sit of passengers i to the mainland, a
matler that is destined to meet the
increased demand for additional and
faster tonnage. : .
? i ne iour steamers win insure a
cabin passenger capacity for nearly
five hundred travelers. These figures
allow for 150 in the Wilhelmina, one
new liner at 230, the second steamer
at 90, -and the Lurline at 50 passen
Mr. Drew expects to receive fuller
details concerning the final plans
passed upon for the new vessel, in a
later, mail. The Matson Navigation
Company has in view the determina
tion of keeping pace t with the con
stantly growing demands made upon
the company for more tonnage, and
the placing of the second contract
today marks the fulfillment of this
progressive policy.1 ?
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Sept. 19.
Sugar: 9$ degrees test, 4.30c Pre
vious quotation, 4.36c. Beets: 88
analysis, lis. lid.; , parity, 4.53c. Pre
vious quotation, . 12s.
William Thpmag Greig this morning
was admitted to citizenship by :U. S.
District Judge Clemons. 'r M
C01F1TTEE E IF1ML1D :
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Fight It Out 1
At 3:S0 oVlock thh afternoon the
Republican county - cohTentlon was
hUU flghtlngr over 4he two reperts of
the Rules committee, one calling for,
a secret ballot and the other for a bal
lot by ennounrement of a delegaUon
chairman. -. ;.,v:7;- .v? " i !
Lorrln : Andrew was leading the
fight for the secret ballot lie made
a speech In which he charged that the
open ballot was forced; by those who
had bonght votes and. wanted to see;
that the goods were delivered. " .
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The convention began its woric
shortly fter - ten ..o'clock .this morn
ing and after preliminary organiza
tion adjourned to 2:30 o'clock , this ,
afternoon. . During the Interval the '
committees on rules, credentials and
Chairman Oscar P. v Cox, 'held their
meetings. ": . . :.
The rules committee was ; framed;
by Lorrin Andrews and was .framed
so that there would be an unques
tionable majority for the secret bU
lot. , ; i
Several of the precincts ..have in
structed their , delegates for neither
the secret nor the open ballots,, and
nodecislon ; has been made by the
delegations . except, that they ; will
abide sby the majority report v tne
rules; Under .these circumstances
the "secret' ballot"." will receive sup-
porVvfrom delegations which are not
definitsfy-in favor of this plan..- nr-.
A feature of the morning s develop
ments was: the withdrawal of: Jack
Lucas from the supervisorial race and
the possibility 'that eH. Parle will
become a candidate. . John H;. Craig
is still in it, and. W. H, Hoogs, who
withdrew f conditional ly,r may; re-tn-ter;
Hoogs declared to the Star-Bul
letin this morrilng that he will not re
enter the race unless Lucas and Craig
withdraw, but thtre was a story to
day,., that he would possibly 4 enter if
either Lucas or. Craig withdrew. 4
' The voting at 'the . convention will
be by secret ballot unless the conven
tion overthrows the majority report t
the commjttee on rules and - accepts
tne ininprtty. report which contains a
compromise offered by John H. Wise
that each precinct vote on its candid
ate and. permit the chairman -of the
delegation to 'cast the vote in te con
vention; : -x . v' -
-The committee as framed, by Lorrin
Andrews .and announced thrpugn
Chairman Cox met . following the re
cess of the convention at Andrews'
office. . It was composed of I A. : n
drews, John -Wise, W. Henry, N. Fer
nandez, J. C. Cohen, E. M: ScovMe, J.
P. Dl5s, S. K Mahoe and J. K. Mako-
ko, chairman. , .When, the third clause
Wants To Know if Plantations
Have Given Homesteader
a Fair Deal
Has the homesteader been given a
fair chance in Hawaii? '
Are . the plantations of Hawaii will
ing to; give the homesteader- a fair
These are two of the important ques
tions put by Secretary Fisher to the
planters of Kauai yesterday and they
were put straight from the shoulder
- as Fisher terms it, in his succinct
Anglo-Saxon, "man-to-man . . fashion.'"
The Secretary, of the .Interior yesr
terday got "next to the soil" in hia
local investigation. Taking "ship at
right o'clock on Tuesday "night., his
party left Honolulu for the . Garden
Isle, arriving at seven o'clock yes
tprdav moraine at Waimea. At six
lVelock yesterday evening the party
again took ship, arriving .at Honolulu
at7:30 o'clock this morning.
Plenty of Action. " v-
In that time Mr. Fisher had seen a
lot of the Garden Island and a good
many of its prominent people. He
had traveled over some hundred
miles of Kauai's justly famed roads,!
had held one-very important and in
structive public hearing, a number
j - . ijj . j . ,
of informal discussions, hadeaten two
meals at Kauai homes, where the
', (Continued ; on Page 7)
I j Many Changes .In
ri V -,; OSCAR . P COX 'tv.
Chairman of : the Republican conniy
: , C00Tent0iU i -
,-. , COL. SAJI PARKER .
Who. as chairman of the county com
r mlttee, called today's convention to
o: the- rules, that dealing with the
ballot was reached', it was aparent at
once that the committee stood six to
three in favor oc the secret' ballot
Henry, Wise and7 Scoville alone favor
ed the open ballot and prepared a
minority repori accordingly. There
was no fight' at. aU. The' minority rec
ognized that they vere outclassed and
calmly -submitted altera few polite
Thecommittee decided that printed
ballots wuld best serve the purpose
To the Chairman of the Convention:
Your committee on platform recom
mends the adoption of the following
Republican District and County .Con
vention for 1912:
We affirm our-faith in. the Repub
lican party and its principles;
; We ratify tbA platform adopted by
the Territory convention and pledge
our candidates to. the fulfilment
The rapid growth of this munici
pality will soon be further augmented
by the opening of the Panama Canal
and the making of Honolulu, in fact,
a world port It behooves jHonolulu
to be ready. The duty of preparation
for this falls to the Republican party.
We pledge active co-operation in
all work for a greater Honolulu, mak
ing our capifal a superlative city with
the best roads, with sidewalks and
with modern parks and numerous
places of free recreation.
We therefore favor a modernizing
of our laws concerning the opening
of new streets andthe laying 'of per
manent pavements and sidewalks by
the adoption of the principle of local
assessments upon initiative of the
property owners, upon
Opening of Streets.
We favor the- Immediate opening of
streets through the areas of densest
Sewer and Water Works.
We believe that the best interests
fof Honolulu demand that the
r . x
and waterworks should be owned and
controlled by the municipality.
Storm Waters. t
We favor such public works as will
PROGRESSIVE PLANUS IN PLATFORM
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land if the convention tases this view
of the matter an adjournment will be
j taken "to permit of the printing.
The order of business as provided
for, calls for the nomination and seTec-
I tion : of supervisorial candidates first.
then ! for the ' uncontested countv " of-
Ifices. fdiloed by the filing of the
nominations for the mayoralty and for
; sheriff. The nominations for the legis-
: it tive ticket will ' come last and .will
probably not be reached before Jomor-
j row. . -'!;-' O ;' ";-' :
I ; , The rules otherwise, as suggested.
I are in accordance with the ones gsn-
ei ally observed at Republican conven
; tiontf, although it was decided to sug
gest that candidates should be permit
ted . to pledge themeelves in writing
should they be unavoidably absent ?
When the question of considering
the, rules submitted for approval came
up, Scoville and Wise were absent and
in fact the latter did not come in un.
til the-clauses relating to the ballot
had been aprfrbvedby vote of six to
two, the adherents of the open ballot
being Hehry and Scoville. V '
When the article , permitting L i any
delegate to call .for : a secret ballot
when he " so desired . came 'upM High
Sheriff Henry objected to IU .I think
things r should be - done : in . the open,'!
he said,:: "voting as well as anything
else. 1 do not think we should decidi
this matter.: We should leave At to' the
"We are here to drawmap rules for
approval," said Andrews' "and if ybu
are opposed to this clause I .should
suggest that you put it in a minority
At this juncture .Scoville came inr
and Henry explained that he had been
opposing the provisions for the secret
ballot in the clause in question. :
r "Well, I'm for an open ballot,", said
Scoville. ' J. v ' O"; " . v : ; . V-"7--"You
understand, . Mr. Scoville, that
the report, of this committee does not
bind the convention',' said Joel Cohen.
"Certainly, It-doesn't," he replied,
"but it has a great deal of effect on
the delegates." w ';.'.;. '
'The vote was 'then taken and;: the
clause approved. 5
Balloting Clause, " ;
I The pext clause provided for .'a se
cret ballot by delegates on an canai
dates.the ballots to be written and
cast in a ballot box. An amendment
to this was suggested, on the ground
that some of. the delegates could ; not
write and that It would be better to
have nrinted ballots on which they
could make their mark Andrews re
marked that thenrinting of ballots
would require an adjournment but the
(Continued 'on page 3.)
adequately handle the storm, waters
which now not only damage the roads,
but menace the. health . of the people
by "the creation of swamps. , v ':
Free Garbage,AFree Sewerage.
We pledge ourselves .to provide - a
system of free garbage and of free
sewerage for Honolulu. : . "
Losses Dne to Health Measures. .
In order to provide a means to car
ry out the territorial platform, in this
regard and to assist the man f small
means, we. propose, the appointment
of a commission to fix the losses sus
tained by those whose growing bana
nas and other property were destroyed
during" the anti-mosquito campaign
and to the appropriation of money for
the reimbursement of those whose
claims are established.
Treatment of Prisoners. f
We declare for a system whereby
there may be provision- to pay prison,
ers used on territorial or municipal
work, such pay to be placed at the dis
posal of the families of those prison
ers who have families, otherwise to be
paid, at the expiration of the term
of imprisonment to the released man
upon conditions made by the Boards
of- Prison Inspectors.
We demand that a receiving hos pi-
tal be established in connection with
the police and health departments of
the city. '
We pledge liberal support to the
National Guard of Hawaii, ample pay
for the enlisted men and sufficient
funds to provide an armory in Hono-
i a us u vuab n in uivv. ka v v ihim tuvm w
.nds of th. Guard -J
J We pledge support for proper main-
Itenance of the Hawaiian band in the
capital city. v - : - :
.'Demand I ncrease I n Wage s
v'i Wiltt P re ven t:; Work &m:X:
' : . - .;. . ' : - CAssoclated Prss Cablol . . r ..-; .'..' '" ;
BINGHAM, Utah, Sept 19. One thousand armed miners ' havs en
trenched themselyts in fortifications commanding the big copper mlnss
and demand 25 cents additional pay a day -before they will perrs't ths
mines to be operated. The Governor has decided to exhaust every cf.':rt
to-bring a settlement, through mediation before catling out th rr.'Iitls,
fearing that if the Sute sends the military; Into the field It will precipi
tate a bloody conflict similar to that waged in Colorado in what is known
to history as the "Bull Hill War
Johnson May Fight Langford
; " . ", tppclal Star-Bulletin Cablel , ; f '
v CHICAGO, Sept. 19.-Jack Johnson, th champion heavywel;ht, says
that he is likely.to, accept the offer of Mcintosh, ths Australian fl;ht Fr
moter foe a battle with Sam Lanaford In Australia on December Zi fcr a
purse of $30,0W. ' ; .
l ' '':v ; ! . ? r tXssodated
sOOU GLAS,' AMx.,'! Sept. . It. The
additional troops .-.Into Sonpra to-overcome the , rebels there, '.and a th:
sand of the ie-nf orcsments have entrained at Juarez. , '
, ; , (Special Star -
? M EtBOURN E. Australia, Sept.
passed a resolution .declaring It' desirable to take , means, to prevent ths
American beef trust from securing a
Rebels Fire on
":-'::' :' V'"" , , , t8pciat Star-Bulletin Cable) - ' ? '
: MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Sept. 19. A tralnload of -United CUtet ma
rines proceeding to the relief of the starving village of : Granada, was
halted : by rebels, who opened fire on the train.' (
. i .: - ' Associated Press Cable! ' ;; k '
HAM BURG Germany, Sept. 19 A Zeppelin dirigible which left hera
for a voyage overseas to Copenhagen has reached Malmo, Sweden err Its
journey. T ...4:- ' ' ' ' ' - "'-y-y ,' " '
V , Associated ' Press Cablel, ; " i . : I
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19. Connie Mack, the famous rnanaser of the ;
Philadelphia Athletics, predicts that Boston will win the World's series.
WE PIUS I LtAnN KACi l IHt - :
4 SAYS Y. M. C. A: LYRIC CLU3
Members Win Revolt Against
Curriculum of Classical
The recently organized . Lyric Club
of thft Y - M. C. A. Is eoing to learn
to nlay ragtime music reatlhre rag-
time. Such was the statement oi, a. iuuwuteu, w uuu wueueiw me w
T Wisdom, manager of the club, in casion requires, they wlU be- able .to
response to numerous inquiries as to grind out the strains of the "Wash
whether the club intended to base the ington Waddle with the ease of a
subjects of their selecuons on. class-
ical music only. At first it was de-
tn do this, but later the neces-;
slty of breaking into the line of pop -
ulr music was seen. '
'DOUGHBOYS" ON PRACTICE
. HIKE FOLLOWING FIELD DAY
L xi nu-i:A hf Onil infon.
Shafter Battalion pt:zna nTan-rt0
try Has One Day of Real
. x, 'close that the doughboys will be
The Fort Shatter battalion of tae gjven every possible opportunity to
Second Infantry has taken its cue j gWim fisjj( get the benefit
from big league ball clubs, by clos-s 0f tne jn e open not only fr03
ing "at home" with a big field :dayr a mimary. but also. from a general
and then going on 'the road" for a ;
swing around the circuit. Yesterday
the four companies competed In the mander,. wsa prevented , at. the last
regular quarterly fild day, and bright v moment from making the march, be
and early this morning they hit the" ing on sick report today.' The coa
grit for a battalion practice march, marid was taken by CaDtain Jamer-
a round the Island. -
This will be; more like a vacation
trip than a hard hike, for. the itin-,
erary calls for; nine days on the road,'.
er Mines Shield
Workmen . Who
Press Cable r i V . , C; . -' ;
federals have, promised to. tend Z.ZZZ
SV" Beef fTi use
Bulletla Cable : t
The - Lee'iaiatlvt ' Council his
foothold in Australia.
U. S. Marines
Professor De Graca, 1 Instructor .of
the clubbas seen' fit to. use only
opera selections : and other music . .
along' that lino for the first nine or
j n lessons, ana inen. axier me nu-
sicians nare gouen we anaca; oi piay-
ing together, popular music wUI be
It might be well to menUon here
that the motto of this new Lyric
Club is as follows:: "Work Hard. .
But Stick to the Tune." : ; ,
"which will divide the. distance up in-
romparatlTely gnort mirchegf
give' the men ; a chance to amuse
themselves in camp during the after
noons.: The camp sites wiU ; be so
Dhvsical standDoint. '
Malor WhoHey. the battalion con-
son. a recent arrival from one of tha
service schools. : " " : -
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(Continued on pa? 3.)