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General Macomb Returns on
Transport with Word of the
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 Not Coming May Re
main Chief of Staff .
THE FJGHTING STRENGTH of
the army of Oahu is to be prac
tieally doubled assoon as recruitf
are available, and can be rush:c
from the mainland. For the time be
ing, no more regimental organizations
re to be sent here, but every troop
?nd company is to be raised to war
strength, which will give almost twic?
as many sabres and rifles as are now
This is the present plan of the chlsf
of staff of the army, based on a care
ful study of army conditions, and psr
tonal conferences with Brigadier Gen
eral Montgomery M. Macomb, depart
ment commander, who returned tc
Hawa'i from Washington on the trans
port Sherman this morning, bringinj
news of great interest to service pea
pie and civllians'as well. The plan of
the general staff for re-organizatlor
of the land forces of the United States
made public six months ago, contem
plated war'Strength' organizations fo
Oahu,but final 'decision to hurry r
emits here was not reached until th
'h$Jk?s conference . of . general . officers whin4
teeentlv met In Washinoton. had fuliv
rilanrersrl th uiavt snH mini nf turt
. - A 1 . ..1 m " u . .
military strength has been enlarge
. bo as to provide three infantry bri
Kaacs instead or two lor tne perma
v nent garrison This will make nin
; reelments of infantry, almost one
third of 4 he total infantry strengtl
of the army at present, . and mrr
than one-third the number of rifles
as all the regiments here win be on t
v!k company. This infantry division wil
oe re-inrorcea uy a iuu regiment o
cavalry and nine batteries of ifeld
t illery, while seacoast fortifications wi'
Ik manned by at least ten companl?'
or coast artiuery. a company or cv
glneers. a signal company, and propoi
t lonate sanitary troops will coraplet'
the army of Oahu, as noted In tb
"The plan for reorganization of th'
army was not passed on by this cot;
lerence of generals which 1 attendee
in Washington," said General Ma
pmb this rooming, as he stood 01
the deck of the Sherman and glimpse
with evident pleasure the familia1
landmarks of Honolulu. "The plai
would have been carried out by th'
Secretary of War in any event, an'
we were called to meet merely to dc
t ermine the best way of accomplish
ing an end that all were agreed woul
Mcnefit the entire service. There war
one new feature of the general staff;
plan, added after the conference, how
ever, and that was the formation of f
fourth geographical department 7n con
tinental United States, the Southen
Department. This is a logical tactica
unit, as it includes the entire Mexicai
frontier. It is made up of a portioi
of the present central division and s
mall part of Arizona taken from tin
"No more regiments or coast arti:
!cry companies will be sent here unti
there are quarters- available. How
tver, the strength of the force hen
will be almost doubled by bringing ai
the organizations up to a war foot in'
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 tc
1 audle the increased number of men
Garrisons Near City.
"Eventually, io properly garrisoi
Oahu according to the plans diseussec
at the Washington conference, then
will be three brigades on the island
One of these will probably be a
Schofield Barracks to be brought int
action as an advance to repel an
possible invasion. The other two wil
'"ie garrisoned nearer the city .on
certainly at Shafter and the other k
be available to defend the right o.
the line. It is not decided where tlii;
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GENERAL WHO STANDS FOR INCREASED FORCE
HERE AND GENERAL WHO WILL DIRECT PLANS
Brigadier General M. "ff. Maconi
Who returned from mainland today to organize great array base here.
L TANGLE IN
HILO BOBS UP
Report of Last Audit Said to!
Have Backed Up Statement
Made by H. Gooding Field,
Concerning the lmposs:b!e
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 H. Gooding
Field, when he made his audit of the
county books last July, are Ik ins
heard in territorial official circles. Ac
cording to this report, the Audit Com
pany of Hawaii, whose experts have
recently made an additional investi
gation of the county auditors books
as well as those of the county treas
urer, in order to gain information for
Governor Frear's report, declares that
the condition in which the county ac
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
company would talk regarding the
matter this morning, but Mr. Field,
the Governor and Treasurer Coiikliuv
were not so unite. Said Mr. Field:
"I have not seen nor heard of the
eport of the auditing company. l;it
that its e.pjrf discovered a weird
jvmble of bookkeeping down there I
iiave no reasonable doubt, lndetd. I
knew that any iinestigation would in
eitably result in just that discoery.
What is needed, as 1 pointed out in my
supplementary report, filed .Inly Jt:
last, is a thorousli auditing of tie
Mr. Field's report dec's directly with
the condition ot affairs whit h is now
said to be causing embarrassment to
the territorial officials. In it he said
in pa i t :
" I'lH i'e j
ttv in it1..'
no si n:i. lance of u:.;f M'lu
doivirtU'emal financial iv-
lie "omit of Hawaii.
said: "The general and
propriation ;j.-ci.u"its. k;t
founty auditor ot l(a;;ii. !;av
iieen audited. a:i! the ti.t la i
ported to t!:e board oi s'.inM
fro;u time to time !.a' nee;- been
verified. alth-i:uh t!i- sas.;e l..ie hoe:;
i((o;i5eii as tiM-o. tin .Ma roll ;:n. l'.-tl'.
the halanoos aupearipir in the iriiior
menthMied auieral a ppi'opnauo:! ac
counts were i scitided. w it ho.;f resoiu
'ion of the board, and the aeooiinis re
ferred to were, to al! int-i't.- and jutr
poses, oiosod as i t tbat dafe t) .la".
uar 4th. a statement o; balane.-s ap
peariiii; in the auditor's books vn
(Continued on Page 4)
WASHINGTON. D. C Fob. I.
There is a possibility that some sharp
tilings will be said soon regarding the
uuwisdom of investing the Hawaiians
with citizenship. The ways are being
grease-i for a discussion of the sub
ject. Tiie senate committee on Pacific
islands and 1 oi to Rico is preparing to
favorably report a bill, already passed
by the hou-e. granting citizenship to
the people of Porto Rico. This will
be reluctantly favored by the Demo
era'is l ccn '-e of party declarations ad-;
votating s- ac tion.
Senator '-'it. and some of the
othefs, wi: 1 itierly oppose the bill.
T!. v will ' t.:e same time assert that
a gigantic o'ui.der was made when cit
i::enshij) w:is conferred on the people
of Hawaii. Y; i'oot has assumed that,
attitude in previous utterances. He
has not chan-'-; his views and will
undoubtedly repeat all the unpleasant;
things he ha- ' id regarding Hawaii.'
AT 4 O'CLOCK
The Hatuir.:: An orican liner Cleve-
iu'id 'satis ,-.t :. :r .',ock tins aftcr
nimn t (ii- tne i!o-.r , ndiiis her sixili
:;i to Hawaii. 1 '.' passengers de-
I tiv ihe:rselv, - n aiiy pleased
lb.noi'iiu und many expect to make
u'.i'.ir :,ip lure so-m:. They have been
amusinn t!: :n selves it: and a'.M'.ut the
i ,t and wi'l, a;ro trips around 'In'
island a number ot parties t :kiiii
mo v Mi.t:ii!e o! t!'e '..lav ol tile siiip to
;dke i"ua trips las- e etiiaa and th:
niori'ina. Tie ietirmer.i oi -. .Itisej:!; II.
'wiMleil ot Hartford Irom tiie Vale
corporation raises an in'ere.-tin,; ques
tion as to whether lie will be succeed
ed by a clergy man or a layman.
s - 3 jt
rt,. - vi
Major Kenrrui Leonard Wood
Chir f of staff of thA nrmv ft'lui will
double strength of Oahu's garrison.
PARADE TO SHOW
of tho l!n Fliral Parade, has
j asked tho school children of the
city to assist, in making the morn
! ing military parade a success by
j forming a flag-saluting section at
-! Thorras square when the great
military pageant passes on Satur-
day morning. The children will i
be massed on tho Yietoria-Bcre-
tani i street corner of the s iuaro. !
if tho invitation :o the school
f authorities and children is accept- j
cd, and will be sopplied with j
, flags, the director-general hav- 4-j
ing arranged for 2-i'io fiags. Tho i
plan is for the chiic'iren to give
tho picturesquo flag-salute as the -f
aimy as3es at iiiomas square.
J Four lumdrod horses will be in lino
tor tho eighth annual Floral aradc
j ot February 22. drafted into service
;lor floats, carriages, marshals and
i equestrian features alone.
Thirty iiorse-.ir.uvn floats have been
assured the committee in charge of
(this section, which is headed by John
' Hughes. Chairman S. A. Walker of
tho auto section reported this morning
thai fitly or more decorated autos are
figured on. with forty-five about as
certain .as anything can be in such
c asos. '
Director-General Charles F. C'hil-!
liiiKworih has alreacy secured so
many decorated floats of various kinds
llial all th truiks in the city have
been o hauled. Throe tnn-ks will ar
rive oTi t'ic Willieluiiiia on f'ehruary
1S and ilic.--e ai- already taken. The'
dt coral ions ate lin coiustnuted so
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MIMA WHARF CONDITIONS
SLATED FOR INVESTIGATION
Legislators Want to Know Why'
! Storm Could Sweep Away 1
i New Structure '
An mi', estimation ot the conditions j
surroiiiidiim the construction of the'
: .Mahukona wbarf. hinted at when the:
wh.arf washed away like a toy house!
of sand undt r the pounding of a re-j
cent storm, is siated for one of the j
first sensations ot the com inn leisla-:
A'e'ji io'u t report today. Democ-'
(lata- nie::ib- rs of the legislature are ;
ai! ju inied tor a tiuht on the terri-:
. ti.rial siiivi rnineiit based on alleged in-1
comp",er.c . at iea.-t. somew here in ;
fhe cons' ruet i; in of this wharl. The i
wiu.r. '..as built at an .prse of somp !
?14.'"!' and before the territory had ;
hardly begun to use j. along came a :
stotm and t'ne wharf crumbled like an j
i egg-shall The terii'ory. it is esti- '.
, niateo. has lost more than ren thou-,
sand doilars . and members of the j
i legislature tay the are going to find!
(Continued on Page 2)
KILLED BY MEXICAN BULLETS
WATSON OUT FOR
Application for Appointment QCDlirC CVDCDTQ
Oocs to President elect Wil- ,UIVIlt LArtKIO
son packed by Numerous
Strong Indorsements His! IRlCDCfT DCADI
Friends Busy in Washington! IlXOl LUI I LrtltL
J Kuward M. Watson, prominent at-
j torncy anil ve'eran Democrat, is an
j active candidate for governor of Hie
1 territory. Mr. Watson himself au-
' tliotied this annouiu emenl yesterday
; afternoon, adding that while lie is not;
la seeker utter public office ,or the Twn o( ,"' ,KS' known olhceis or
(sake of office, he believes that the : ,,:? n:,v a,ul arm' rcspcf -hvelv pus
! honor of the governorship of I lawaii i s -"Sera on the transport Herman,
lis one to whicn anv man mav well be! ,rt dp a informal :nsie tion of Pearl
ambitious to acquire.
I am r. candidate for tne governor
ship," said Mr. Watson Jo tue Star
iJuiletin yesterday. "Kor several
! mnnthu i haip imd tho m;ittpr iinrtpr!cr8. and their relation fo the defen-
considcration, and I say frankly nows.ve ph.ns of the coun'ry, make it of
that I am an active candidate. At the
same time, 1 have not made the posi-
tion a goal to be reached at all haz
ards and all costs. I shall make no
! partisan fight, no bitter fight, for the
! office. It is an off ice of dignity and
I to be sought as such. I believe there
are conditions in the territory of Ha-
! waii at call for the best efforts of
i.ien in pnune tue, ttnu me wumiug
j out of ,,r Problems here offers a field
- I iui men itiuyiiiuuB, us i tun, iu serve
! While Mr. Watson declines at this
(time to make public those men here
j and in Washington who have pledged
I their support to him. it is known that
! he has been given assurances of back
I ing that are unusual not only 4 because
! of the prominence of the men who are
! showing their friendship for him and
! belief in him, but because many of the
indorsements he has received are from
Mr. Watsons application foi1 ap -
pcflntment has already gone forward
to President-elect Wilson. WitH it
went a long list of indorsements from
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i C H I L 1 1 NGVQRTH
Oahu Senator Says Floral Pa
rade Success Comes Before
Senate Chair Ambition
Senator Charlo3 V. Chillingworth is
not a seeker after the presidency oi
the senate, and the threatened figh4
lover the leadership of the upper house
between the Oahu man and Senator
Eric A. Knudsen of Kauai may not
malorffllizp At the amp limp thorp
is more than a oossibility of some
Democratic votes swinging to Chilling-
worth anyway, aim unoer these cir--nmstances
there is still a prospect
that an Oahu man will carry off the
That is the situation today in t he
upper iiouse. and the legislators who
are gathering for tho session that con-
venes next Wednesday are watching
both this and the house speakership
with interest. II. L. Holstein seems to
have the speakership pretty well cor-
raled. The Republican house mem-.
(Continued on Page 3)
FRESH TROUBLE OVER
The senate's attempt in confer- :
ence to alter the literacy clause
in the immigration bill has Come
to naught, according to a coin-
munication to Governor Krear
from Senator Lodge, received to-
day. The senator w rites that it
was discovered the wording of
the clause in the bill as present-
ed in both the Iiouse ' 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 news of his signature
or veto of the measure is antTci-
pated within a day or two. He
already lias intimated his disap-
proval and it is confidently ex-
pecfed he will veto it.
Harbor, and the adjacent land dei'enses
this mornig. While the trip by ;ea
and land was in no way an offkiul in
vestigation, the proiiiini'nco of the ofti
n.ore than ordinary Importance.
Commander W. C. Cole, U. S. N.,
who has been stationed at the Naval
Academy, and Captain John McKay
Palmer, who has just been "Manchud"
from the general staff, and Is on his
way to oin the Fifteenth Infantry in
China, are the officers who had a
"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-
Lpaniesd by Major Conklin. ,chl?f of
starf of the Hawaiian Department, ana
Major W. P. Wooten, chief engineer,
the visitors went directly from- the
transport to the tug Navajo, and were
!fended at the drydock site. There
they were met by Civil Engineer Gay
Jer, and a thorough inspection of the
new station was made. A visit was
paid to Fort Kamehameha. The party
returned by auto, a visit being paid to
which the Ehr? army held on the last
day of the maneuvers last year being
Captain Palmer had a great deal to
c'o w?,th the writing of the report of
the general staff on the re o-gani-ition
of the army, which plan go?r into ef
fect next Saturday, and he was greatly
itteresited in the news dispatches from
V ishington which note th3 orders for
certain brigadesof certain divisions to
move to i.he front, while others are
held In reserve.
"It seems strange that the advan
tages or this tactical organization of
the army should be so thoroughly
proved just as the plan goes into ef
fect." said Captain Palmer. "A month
ago we had no huch organized army,
and the single order which set the
wheels in motion could not have leen
given. It would have been a far more
complicated and less satisfactory way
oi mooinziug .roops aim noiums tut-ui
readiness for active service.
Snatchiug of consumptives from Hie
very jaws of death was th greatest
achievement of the Leahi Mora for
last year, as was declared in effect
by. one of the trustees this afternoon.
Elaborate reports were preset, d at
the annual meeting of the trustees of
the institution, tuld at the offices of
Theo. H. navies & Co., Ltd.. at 11
j o'clock this morning, among them one
! from Dr. A. N. Sinclair, medical super
intendent of the home, which contain
ed certain recommendations which
will have the earl attention of the
One of the most important resul's
! of the year's workings has been the
! Mi'ccess achieved with the tuberculin
treatment of tuberculosis, according
(Continued on Page 3)
BISHOP 10 REMAIN FOR A WHILE
AT HEAD OF THE HARBOR BOARD
P. K. Hishop. trie superintended,
i of public works wi.o leaves th" puMi"
office Saturday, has announced 'hat
I he is willing to continue servir.g th"
territory as inairman of tie board
I of harbor commissioner- until Ir sue
j cessor is appointed virtue of !
i of fire as superintendent he is also
'head of the harbor commission and
'his withdrawal trom the latter oo.rf at
tiiis time probabl;. would have create!
! serious difficulties.
! The board without a tituiar head
would be virtually powerless, and the
great mass of affairs that requfre con-Uid
stant attention and action, in connec-i
President of White Cross Killed
and Other Members of Socie
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 CabIe)J
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 13 Another,
day of horror for non-combatants. Arv
ether 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 the
White Cross society .and, refusing Jo
allow the Red Cross to operate, or
even to organize. Such Is the history
of the day in Mexico City torn asun
der by the strife of, factions, bqth of
which are declaring that another
twelve hours will see, victory perched
on the banners of its side. ' '. '. .
RE-INF0RCEMENT3 FOR MADERO.
came to the. aid of the federals, bring.
ing the total force under the command
of the Madero generals how to" some
thing Ijke 7000. Thero ire not 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
rection to an abrupt end, . V '
PROMISED TO STOP FiHINC.
With the coming of the re-inforce-ments
President Madero issued a state- ,
ment promising to stop" the firing of
the big guns, but almost on the heels
of its publications th federal cannon
resumed the shooting which went on
l day yesterday, the guns throwing
their shells in the general direction
of the arsenal and therebet position,
but the aim of the gunners was poor
and many of the shcg and mucn of
tne shrapnel fell far in the center of
t lawn. i ne ncari oi inc tn ui ub
out into blazes, which-were left to
burn except for the frantic attempts
of the inhabitants of the houses to ex-'
tinguish the flames,
i For hours the bombardment was
; kept up, the rebels standing firm In
their places and replying with their
machine 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 this
afternoon the rebels advanced one of
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
chucch, which a few moments after
the arrival cf the rebel guns, broke
into, flame. The church adjoins the
building of the Mexican Herald, where
are offices of the Associated Press
and which i 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 r.ddled with shot, from rifle -and
The American club, near by, was al
so practically destroyed by the flying
balls, and two non-combatants who
were watching the firing when the
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-o'li - vast
!l as to
e 1 1 .
..tie a-u;aj:.g ctiarge
tunuei u'oject loeated
' Honolulu will
::n-e in ihe city and
a o: bis time will of
1 ; . 1'rom those
nd niiif to attend tte"
-,( . am.'io.e
(i s main
M- i . cp'-ur
- :.e will :
Co ; i
' -Dili!!''.-.-; 'ii's meetings and sigh-such
doi umen's as may require the chair
man s ( liirograpliy. also to lend hl3
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