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Hawaiian S;ar. Vol. XX. No. '.'".
V2 PACKS-IKLVOIJIJ-, TI-IMIITOKY OF HAWAII. Til I'lJShAY. I-'KII. l::. -12 PACES.
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BRiGilDIEFj M0RE jumaul CITIZENS
bencrai Macomo Keturns on
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iransijuri wim worn oi me
Plans for Local Posts Every
Troop and Company Here to
Be Raised to War Footing
Recru ts to Be Rushed Here
as Fast as Possible General
Wood Mot Coming May Re
main Chipf of Staff
THE FIGHTING STRENGTH of
the army of Oahu is to be prac
tically doubled at soon as recruits
are available, and can be rushed
from the ms nland. For the time be
ing, no more regimental organizations
are to be sent here, but every troop
snd company is to be raised to war
strength, which will give almost twict
as many sabres and rifles as are now
This is the present plan of the chief
of staff of the army, based on a care
ful study of army conditions, and p;r-
sonal conferences with Brigadier Gen
eral Montgomery M. Macomb, depart
ment commander, who reuirneci to
Hawa'i from Washington on the trans
port Sherman this morning, bringing
news of great interest to service peo
ple altd civilians as well. The plan of
the general rtaff for re-organization
cf the land forces of the United States,
made public six months ago, contem
plated war strength organizations for
, ,Xahurfcur tthardeclslon to' hurry re'
crults her wai nt reached unt'Mhe
conference of getter officers whicl-
. .ircently met In Washington, had fully
discussed the ways and means of such
Also, the p?an for Oahu's ultimrte
military strength has been enJarce-f-o
as to provide three infantry bri
gades instead of two for the perma.
nent garrison. This will irake ni:u
reKiircnts of infantry, almost -one
third of the total Infantry strenctb
of the army at present, and nvr'.
than one-third the number of riflo
as all the regiments here wiil be on v
war strength basis of loO men to ?
company. This infantry division wil
be re-lnforced by a full regiment o!
cavalry and nine batteries of ifeld ar
tillery, while seacoast fortifications wi'l
bo manned by at least ten companies
of coast artillery. A company of en
gineers, a signal company, and propor
tionate sanitary troops will complete
the army of Oahu, as noted in thr
c ricinal plan.
'The plan for reorganization of thr
army was not passed on by this con
terence of generals which I attended
In Washington," said 'General Ma
comb this morning, as he stood oi
ihe deck of the Sherman and g!lmps3i'
with evident pleasure the familiar
landmarks of Honolulu. "The plar
would have been carried out by th'
Secretary of War in any, event, anr'
wo were called to meet metely to df
tcrmlne the best way of accomplish
ing an end that all were agreed woulr"
benefit the entire service. There wax
one new feature of the general staff V
1lan, added, after the conference, how
rer. and that was the formation of r
jiurth geographical department tn con
Irnehtal United States, the Southern
Dtpartment. This is a logical taetica
."unit, as it includes the entire Mexican
frontier. It it;, made up of a port in
oT ihe present central division and s
firall part of Arizona taken from th:
"No more regiments or coast arti"
lery companies will be sent hero umi
there are quarters'- available. How
ivcr, the strength of the force her.
will be almost doubled by bringing a!
the organizations up to a war footiri
as soon as recruits can be secured
This is an economical method of in
creasing the garrison of Oahu. a.
there are plenty of officers here w
1 a wile the increased number of men
Garrisons Near City.
"Kventually. io properly garrison
Oahu according to the plans discusse
at (lie Washington conference, then
wHl be three brigades on the island
One of these will probably be a
Schofield Barracks to be brouglr int.
action as an advance to repel an
possible invasion. The other two wil
be garrisoned nearer the city .on
certainly at Shatter and the other t(
be available to defend the riant o
the line. It is not decided where thi-
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Hrlgiidler fieneml Jf. M. Macomb
Who returned from mainland todiv to organize great army base here.
FINANCIAL TANGLE IN
KILO BOBS UP
Report of Last Audit Said to
Have Backed Up Statement
Made by H. Gooding Field,
Concerning the Impossble
Condition of the County Ac
counts on the Big Island
Vague rumors of fresh trouble over
the accounts of the county of Hawaii,
first stirred into life by li. flooding
Field, when he made his audit of tin
county books last July, are b inn
heard in territorial official circles. Ac
cording to this report, the Audit Com
pany of Hawaii, whose experts have
recently made an additional investi-j
Ration of the county auditor's books,
as well as those of the county treas-!
urer, in order to gain information for greased for a discussion of the sub
Governor Frear's report, declares t hat j. r The senate committee on Pacific
the condition in which the county ac-1 islands and i orto Rico is preparing to
counts are kept precludes any accur
ate estimation of just what the finan
cial state of the county really is
None of the officials of the auditing
companv would talk regarding the
matter this morning, but .Mr. Field,
the Governor and Treasurer Conkli;;,
were not so mute. Said Mr. Field:
"I have not s-eu nor heard of the
report of the auditing company, hut
that its experts discovered a weiui
jumble of bookkeeping down t' ev !
have jo reasonable donin. Indeid. i
knew that any in e! ig.11 i'n would in
evitably result in just that disco . 1 r .
What is needed, a- i poino- i o'M it; n
Mippleiiientar v"'it. tiled .lul ''
last, is a tlion ugh auditit.u of t.-e
Mr. Field's report deal
t!.e condition -r' affairs
said to be c-au.-it; e:u!
tlie territorial ift nils,
it; pa rt
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By C. S. ALBERT
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 1.
riierc: is a possibility that some sharp
wiil ie said soon regarding the
unwisdom of investing the Hawaiians
with citizen-hip. The ways are briny
favorably report a bill, already passed
by the hc-usc. granting citizenship to
the people cf Porto Rico. This will
c-rats ! ca
ot Iters, v.
Tin v w i ' i
a gig. in; ic
i - . "i - h 1 v
i;iy favored by the Deino
se of party declarations ad
- . and some of the
bitterly oppose the bill.
1 e same time assert that
!iu.der was made when cit-
l-hiji was c mfcrred on the people
Hawaii J'.- !io- 1 has assumed that
iunb' in .' . iaus utterances. He
nm ciiai i his and will
!.u, i r . i 1 y lepeal aM th.e unpleasant
.ms he b: iid regarding Hawaii.
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1 ,1; i a-ed w i: h
; ex.ifi! ;o iiiak'
T'.cv !;ave bfeii
s in a':d about tl
1 1 1 i ; around ' lie
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1 !i.- 1 . tii'-n'oiif o! u.' . m-.f)
I'wii! 1,-11 "t Harilord trom tiie nl
in rorat n.n rais- s an itverest ins ju-s
lien as to wliC'kei- he will be succeed
.-d t a c!erguiau or a ia.wuau.
AT 4 O'CLOCK
"m, ' c
.Major General Leonard Wood
cnier or siarr or me army, who win,
double strength of Oahu's .garrison.
Director-General Chilling worth
of rhe l!ii:' Fliral Tararle. has
j asked the school children of the
city to assist in making the morn
! ins military parade a success by
terming a flag-saluting section at
j i Thomas square when the great
! military pageant passes on Satur
j day morning. The children will
( be massed on the Victoria-Bere-
tani-i sit cot corner of the? square.
if the invitation ;o the school
authorities and c hildren is accept-
cd. and will be supplied with
j flags, the director-general hav-
ing arranged for flac;s. The
plan is for the cnfinren to give
the picturesque flag-salute as the
; aimy passes at i iionias square.
- Four hundred horses will be in line
tor 1 no Mgiuii annual rioiai parade
lot February 22, drafted into service;
lor floats, carriages, marshals and
.equestrian features alone. ,
! 'I'birty horsoJrawn floats have been
assured the committee in charge of
, this section, which is headed by John
I Hughes. Chairman S. A. Walker of
the auto sec tion reported this morning
that fifty or more decorated autos are
figured on. with forty-five about as
certain as anything can be in such
Director-General Charles F. Chil-
lingwonh has already sec ured so
many decora:ed floats of various kinds
that al! the trucks in the ci;y have
been exhausted. Three truc ks will ar
:ie fi; the Wilhelmina on February
1X and thce ate already taken. The
decorations arc being constructed so
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MAHUKONA WHARF CONDITIONS
SLATED FOR INVESTIGATION
Legislators Want to Know Why
i Storm Could Sweep Away :
' f;:' condifioiiH
'si r 1 1 -1 ion of the
Miti il at wh"n the
o; sand 1.11
t i !t si at
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". : r- c. t' ; i'-ui sla' lire are
tor a on the terri-
mieut based on alleged hi
ll t least, somew liere in
ti'.n ' ? ' 1 ' s w hart. The
nilf a? a:: -pense o!' soni"
bi-;or-' the territory had
n to iish it. alon 011111 a
M4." ' a:i.i
sa 1 1 1 dolla 1
1 li uislatiire
in w hart' cpimblei; 1 j ko an
';'!:' territorv. it is esti
iosi more than ten thou
s. and nieinhers of the
-a rhcy are going to find
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KILLED BY MEXICAN BULLETS
Appl cation for Appointment
Goes to President-elect Wil
son Backed by Numerous'
Strong Indorsements His;
Friends Busy in Washington!
I Kdward M. Watson. proiuinciiL at-!
torncy and veteran Democrat, is an
(active candidate for governor of the
! territory. Mr. Watson himself au-!
tlioriz.-d this aMiouiicement yesterday:
ialternoon, adding that while he is not . ,
!a sveker after public oflice for ihe.1 Two ol ,," ,,ps" k""w" r'w f
I sake of oflice. he believes that tle;,,!e ,,:,v-v " r'y rcsportivelv pas
honor of the governorship of Hawaii s,rnscrs 0,1 the ""'l't bnermau.
iis one tj which any man may well be I WLllc an 'nfoinnl inspec tion or Pearl
1 ambitious to acquire. ! Harbor, and the adjacent land defenses
"1 am candidate for tiie governor-j tl is mornig. While -the trip hy iea
ship." said Mr. Watson to the Star- Rr"! Iand was in 110 a' atl official in
liullctin yesterday. "For several! vestigation. the prominence of the o?ri
j months I have had the matter under ! s. and thsir relation to the defeu
1 consideration, and I say frankly now ! &-v l 's of the country, make it of
tha I am an active candidate. At the D ore thai ordinary importance.
, same time, I have not made the pctei- Commander W. C. Cole, U. S. N.,
I ticn a goi'. to be reached at all haz who has been stationed at the Naval
1 aids and all costs. I shall makefno Academy, and Captain John McKay
partisan fight, no bitter fight, ior the Pa'mcr, who has just been "Manchud"
j orfice. It is an office of dignity and'rrom the general staff, and 13 on his
j to be sought as such. 1 believe there way to oin the Fifteenth Infantry in
tare conditions in the territory of Ha-'China, are the officers who had a
j waii that call for the best efforts of
men in public lire, and tne working
lout of o"r problems here offers a field'
for men ambitious, as 1 am, to serve
While Mr. Watson declines at this
! time to make public those men. here
and in Washington who have niAcipprf
i that in. him u i. -,t,
' 1, n 1 v. ..a u v.
I he ha3 been given assurances of back
1 ing that are unusual not only because
i of the prominence of the men wbo are
showing their friendship for MUrn and
bclje in ; h Jn4. Jtw because tianj 6f the
icdpi'sescent?- re feas recielved artf. from
Mr, .Watsoa'a. apktatioa, fdp -ap-I
pointrhent has already gone - fotward
ito' President-elect Wilson. With" it
went p. long list of Indorsements from
1 prominent citizens of Hawaii of both
parties. Democrats prominent in city j
and county affairs and many Demo-'
cratic members of the territorial leg-!
islature have given their backing to :
Mr. Watson in strong terms.
Attorney Watson's friends here are
entirely sanguine of his appointment,
the more so because of assurances of
support he has recfived from Wash
ington. Among those who are enlist-
ced in his support and whose influence !
is to he counted in national affairs are j
the chairmen of many important coin-j
mittees of both the house and senate.
Returning here several months ago
suffering from the illness that attack-jand
ed him in Washington. Mr. Watson
has improved in health rapidly. For
sotne weeks he has been hard at work
in his office, and now spends most of!
the dav in his nroff ssional duties. Heii?i tidiness fnr active service."
j,ag becn jnfonneri by his physicians
th 'mnmvomcni in liia health
that the Imnrovcment in his health
wm be continuous and that it will not
bf. ,ong before he win oe almost en-,
tjrcy recovered from the effects of 1
illness. The fact that he is now able!
to undertake much difficult work is;
cited in some of the indorsements. It I
j9 saj,jf because part of the opposition ;
to his candidacy has betn openly stat- j
Pd to be based'on allegations that he '
js not physically able to carry on the
arduous duties of the governor's of-!
Mr. Watson's friends here are giv-!
intr him the most faithful of sunmrt. I
He is assured, they say, of stronger 1 f ices. This board went over the en
local backing than that given any j tire situation carefully,
other c andidate, and they point to the President Taft himself declines to
largely nonpartisan character -of hisjtake the initiative in any intervention
indorsements to prove that his candi-, plan. He is frankly quiescent. He
dacy is popular w ith representatives ; ssys he is unwilling to act without
of al! parties and all classes
FRESH TROUBLE OVER
The senate's attempt in confer- :
1 nee to alter the literacy clause
in the im. nitration bill has Come
to naught, according to a corn-
munication ro Governor Frear
trom Senator Lodue. received to-
day. The s nator wntes that it
was Discovered the wording of
the clause in the bill as present-
ed in 'both the house and the
senate is precisely the same.
This prohibits alteration of the
wording in conference.
The change desired it is hoped
will be made possible later how-
ever, he .writes The immigration
bill is now in the president's
hands and new? of his signature
or veto of the measure is antTei-
pated within a day or two. lie
already has intimated his disap-
proval and it is confidently ex-
peered he will veto it.
e r r- t v v S -s
' look see' at Pearl Harbor this morn
ing, and after the trip they expressed
themselves as much impressed with
both the magnitude of the work and
the advantages of the island. Accom
pa'niesd by Major Conklin. chief of
j 8tf f of the Hawaiian Department, and
I Major W. P. Wooten, chief engineer.
the visitors went directly from the
transport to the tug Navajo, and were
landed at the drydock site. There
they were, met by Civil Engineer Gay
ler, and a7tboroygh inspection . o( the
new station -was , made; . A visit t was
nald' to Fo'rt (Kam eaae Vuu cThJparty
returned by' auto a' visit' being paid to
Fort WfilLv i!JUiie BDfcUton
which the EItc arrry held" on the last
dav of thflf TrtianedTera lastyear-1 being
looked over. . v - '
Captain Palmer; had a great deal to
o with the writing of tne report of
.Hie general staff on the re-organiation
of the army, wnich plan go": into ef-
ftct next Saturday, and he was greatly
lLterested in the news dfBpatcbes irom
Washington which note th? orders for
etitain brigades of certain divisions to
move to the front, whlie others are
re id In reserve.
"It seems strange that the advan
tages of this tactical organization of
the ariry shoId be so thoroughly
proved just as the plan goes into ef-
fect," sail! Captain Palmer. "A month
1 ago we had no stub organized army,
the tingle order which set the
wheels in motion could not have been
given. It wcr'ld have been a far more
coiiip'ieated and less satisfactory way
of mobilizing troops and holding them
TAFT WILL NOT TAKE
THE INITIATIVE NOW
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 13.
With two more Americans killed by
Mexican bullets, the crisis to the
south has brought President Taft free
to face with what is declared to be
the gravest situation that has ccn-
fronted him in office.
A joint army and navy board, ccn-
vened with the most urgent haste, .-,3-
sembled todav in Admiral Dewev's of-
the authorization cf congress.
KNOX TAKES ACTION
Secretary of State Kno.: has author
ized Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson
to draw $10,000 upon the United
States treasury for the relief of desti-
tute Americans. Americans are urged
! to shun danger wherever possible.
in undersized ' ura,
a week, was ;nr'v-t-
l ii.a ker rarniu
.(I in X-w York charred
virh Irtv inu
1 1 e v. ives.
He admitted the charge.
BISHOPTO REMAIN FOR A WHILE
AT HEAD OF THE HARBOR BOARD
!!. K. f'ishop. the superintendent
: of public works w .0 baves the public
; oflice Saturday, has announced tha'
i he is willing to continue serving the
territory as chairman of the beard
! of harbor commissioners until h - mu
! cessor is appointed. By vim;-- of !; s
; office as superintende nt he i a -
'head of the harbor commission and
i his withdrawal from the latter nost at
!tliis time probai.ly woiii.l iiave c-i.-ated
j serious difticulties
' The board without a titular head
would be virtually powerless, and the man -zroiX
mass of affairs that reuuire con- aid in
stant attention and action, in connec-;
S II I if
President of White Cross. Killed
and Other Members of Soc;e
ty Executed by Rebels Who
Declare That They Have Been
Detected Carrying Ammuni
tion to Federals Army and
Navy Board in Session and
Immediate Action Expected.
Taft Unwilling to Move With
out Sanction of Congress ;
(Associated Press Cable I T .'
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 13. Anoth,
cay of horror for non-combatants- An
other day of fierce bombardment in
which a number of American non-combatants
were killed and many others
injured, despite the promise of Presi
dent Madero that the firing of the. can
non should cease at once The rebels
and .the federals' both Ignoring -tho
White Cross society and refuting to
allow the Red Cross to operate, or
even to organise.- Such is the history
of the day in -Mexico City, torn asun
der by the strife of factions,'both pt
which , are ;dec!aring thai - another
twelve hours wilt see victory, perched
onwthetharuiefs of Its sJde.-t?- - ,
RE' I N FO RCE M ENTS r FOR- M AD E S O,
Early this, morning reinforcements
cam"to tffe" i iair tfiferera"Ti;1rrng:'
ing the totaf. force under the comma n et
of the Madero generals now to-something
like 7000. Thare are net more
than three thousand of the rebels un
der Diaz, behind the walls of the ar
senal, and it is expected that Madero
will at once begin an assault upon that
position in the hope of carrying it by
storm, and bringing. the present insur
tection to an abrupt end, ; '
PROMISED TO STOP FIKING.
With the coming of the reinforce
ments President Madero Issued a state- -ment
promising to stop the firing of .
the big guns, but almost on the leels
of its publications th federal cannon
resumed the shooting which went on
ail day yesterday, the guns thrawlng T
their shells In the general direction
of the arsenal and the rebel position, '
but the aim of the gunners was poor -and
many of the shells 'and much of
the shrapnell fell far In; the center of
town. The heart bf the city broke,
out into blazes, which were left to .
burn except for the frantic attempts
of the inhabitants of the houses to ex-
tlnguish the flames.
For hour! the bombardment was'
kept up, the rebels standing firm In
their placrs and replying with their
mach ne guns and field pieces, stead
ily and quietly, taking more care with -their
aim and as a result proving far
more effective. At two o'clock thjs
afternoon the rebels advanced one of i
their batteries one block further Into
the heart of the city and at once open
ed fire on a federal battery which had '
been pouring shells into the arsenal
all morning. This battery was Sta--tioned
near the famous old San Diego
church, which a few moments after :
the arrival of the rebel guns, broko ,
into flame. The church adjoins the
building cf the Mexican Herald, where
are offices of the Associated Press, -and
which is manned largely by Amer
ican newspaper men. That, too, for a
time was threatened with fire, but the
efforts of the staff managed to avert ;
the danger. The building itself, how---"
ever, was rddled with shot, from rifle
The American club, near by. was al
so practically destroyed by the flying
balis, and two non-combatants who
were watching tne firing when the
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I ;.-" 1 1 1 1 1 1 will
; fin- it y and
s time will of
to attend the
and sigh such,-
' . ! I : 1 ;.ii t ;ni
:-:.'ii's i it rine.s
ms as may it'
luire the chair-
to lend his