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-Evening Lulletin. Est. 1882. No. 5480.
Hawaiian Star. Vol.. XX. No. .'421.
12 PAGES -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, WEDNESDAY. FKH. VHX 12 PAGES.
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"VOTES FOR WOMEN
Senate Resolution Asks for a
Plebiscite 6n the
PUTS DEClsiofTuP TO
House Tables Kupihea's Bill
Granting Equal Rights
, Sixth Day
The women of Hawaii are not going
to leap at once Into the full posses
sion of the right to cast their ballot
with their husband, sons and broth
r That is the effect of the action
taken by ihe territorial senate at this
morning's session. But this does not
'mean that all hope must be abandon
ed by the advocatesof votes for wo
men. The whole matter was shoved
cnto the bread shoulders of the na
tional congress by a resolution pre
sented by the chairman of the judici
ary committee. The resolution given
below calls' upon congress to permit
the hovlfng of a plebiscite, at which
the people of the territory will have
an' 'opportunity to decide, for them
selves what they wish, equar suffrage
or "manhood suffrage. The commit
tee's resolution met with the approval
cf the tenate and was adopted."
Another resolution, introduced by
Senator Chillingworth directs the
health, committee of the senate to pro
ceed at once with plans lor the regu
lar visit of the solons to the Leper
settlement on Molokai Island, instead
of waiting until the end cf the ses
sions' work before making the trip.
Senator ChiPingworth, ; speaking for
his resolution pointed out that his
plan wouiu give the solons an oppor
tunity to act at ence upon the con
ditions "found there which might need
change. ? , ;"' '
The session lasted but three-quar-tersf
'an ,hoiir,;buf was packed lull
of results. Senator Brown was the
only one not In his seat during the
morning. , ' ' ..''.
7 When the senators reached their
scats this morning they found printel
copies of senate . bills, numbers 19, 2fi.
32. 34 dnd 37 on .their desks. No 22
Is the re apportionment bill, likely to
raise much trouble in legislative halls
this session. No. 32 is the act repea;
Ing the so-called peonage law of the
last session. No. 34 Is the bill in
troduced by Senator Baker deailn"?
with rape and carnal abuse of femaie
children. No. 37 is the act permit tin
the acceptance of the gift of KalulaL
Park,; by the late Archibald Sco:
Cleghom, and No. 19 is the act con
ferring additional powers to corpora
tions In the territory.
Senator Judd . presented petitions
from the Hawaiian Humane society
and the Free Kindergarten and child
ren's aid association asking for provi
sioh for the case of young indigent
children.' and pointing ; out the jneed
r a detention home, where enwerea
may be kept pending the finding of
permanent homes. The petition asus
for $G0,O00 for the erection of such a
home. The petitioners were referrec
to the educational committee on mo
tion of Senator Rice. The feeling :n
the '-senate' seemed to be that the es
fabllshment of such a home properly
Is the duty of the counties, and tha
U Is out of. the jurisdiction of the
The printing committee I reported
the printing of the bills mentioned
above. The bills passed second read
ing by title. They, went to the fol
lowing icommittees. .
No. 19, Judiciary committee; No. 22.
referred to committee of. the who:e,
" on motion of Senator Rice; No. 32.
judiciary committee';- No. 34. judiciary
committee; No. 37, public lands com
mittee . - "
Senator Judd presented a report of
the judiciary committee, which is an
unanimous report although signed jy
but, four of the five members, senator
Brown concurring. The reports rot
low.." . ,v.v -"' ;-'.: -'
. "Your fiudiclary committee, to
whom was referred senate concurrent
resolution No. 3. requesting the con
gress of the United States, to amend
section 60 of the organic act so as to
extend the elective franchise to wo
men, begs I-eave to report as follows:
"Your' committee, after full consider
ation and discussion of this resolu
tion, is of the opinion that the present
resolution requesting congress to en
act such legislation should not be
passed at the present time, but is un
animously of -the opinion that this
matter should be referred to a vote
of the people to ascertain their will
in the matter. Your committee there
fore has prepared a substitute resolu
tion requesting the congress' of the
United States to refer the matter of
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Regal Motor Cars
H. E. HENDRICK, LTD.
Merchant & Alakea. Phone 2648
Passed Second Heading
S. B. No. 19 An act to confer
additional powers upon corpora
tions. Brown. Referred to judi
S. B. No. 22 An act to reappor
tion the membership of the
house and senate. Senator
Brown. Referred to the -committee
of the whole.
S. B. No. 32 An act to repeal
act 69 of the laws relating to in
ducing servants or - laborers to
leave their employment. Coke.
Referred to the Judiciary committee..;-;";
S. B. No. 34 An act to amend
section 2928 and section 2931 of
the revised laws of Hawaii, as
amended by the session laws of
1909. Senator Baker. Referred
to th'e Judiciary committee.
S. B.'No. 37 An act to accept
the gift of Kalulani park from the
late Archibald Scott Cleghorn.
Senator laukea. Referred to the
committee on public lands.
Kilis Passed First Readln?
S. B 'No. 43 An act to amend
section 2296, chapter 149, revised
laws, relating to the appointment
of guardians for minors. Coke.
Presented by judiciary commit
K tee; substitute. Asking Congress
" to permit the calling of a plebis
K cite on the question of woman
Presented by Senator ChiUing-
worth, directing the clerk to pre
H pare a compilation of the senato
journal and making provision for
r- the payment of the work. - Tovac-i
Presented by Senator ChiJling-
worth, directing the clerk to ad
. vertise ,for sealed tenders for
" printing, binding &nd publishing
the eenata journal. Adopted:
Presented by Senator Chilllng
Vorth, directing the senate health
Rfommittee to make immediate ar-
rangements for a visit to the lep
er settlement on Molokai island
K by the solons, instead of waiting
" until the end of the session as
" heretofore. Adopted;
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From Secretary E. A. Mott
Smith, dealing with the question
of printing, binding and publish
K ing the session laws of 1913.
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From the Hawaiian Humane So-
ciety, asking that $60,000 be ap-
propriated, for a detention home
for young children. Educational
From Free Kindergarten and
a Children's Aid Association. Same.
' To same. '
a! 'jg . as if IS 'x x a' a a a
BE PROBED BY
Capt. Evan da Silva of Hawaii
Heads Special Body Pre
paring to Investigate
CHAIRMAN SAYi WILL
EMPLOY LEGAL COUNSEL
Talks of Sending Away to the
Coast for Witnesses and
That the affairs of the deoartment
of public works is to receive a thor
ough probing at the hands of the Ter
ritorial lawmaking bodv was inane
certain yesterday afternoon on the ap-
j.ointment of a sub-committee of th?
eommltteee on public lauds and in-
' Sixth Day
Woman suffrage, elicited the first
real burst of oratory in- the lower
house this 'morning, when the judici
ary committee, of which .Representa
tive Sheldon is chairman, reported ac
versely on house bill IS, introduced
by Kupihea and recommended It be
Kawewehi, the lone Home Ruler,
Kaniho and several others arose r.i
the measure's defense, aiding its par
ent, Kupihea, who urged that It oe re
ferred back to the committee, where
he would assist in amending it to
lemedy the defects which the coram::
tee declared made it both impossible
The report set forth at some length
the argument that the woman suffrage
bill conflicted with several sections of
the Organic Act, in which the qualifi
cations of voters in the territory are
Jumping to his feet as soon as fae
cierk had finished reading the report; j
Kupihea made his motion. He de
clared the time is not far distant
'a hen Orientals will control Hawaii's
government by reason of the heavy
Japanese vote, and argued that one j
way of delaying this situation will be j
by increasing the Hawaiian and white:
vole. The most practicable way to
do this, he said, is by enfranchising
. Kawewehi. though arguing etoquen?-
, Representative Ei an da Silra
of Hawaii; chairman cf the important
subcommittee on public lands and in
ternal improvements. Captain Evan
da Silva, who was selected by Cha'r
man Huddy to serve at chairman of
the sub-committee, announces that he
and his confreres are preparing to
employ an attorney as legal counsel,
also a special stenographer.
Ha states that preparations nre iri
progress to make a lengthy and very
detailed inves'igation of the der-"
rent'B administraMon under former
Superintendent Marston Campbell,
nd intimatec that the commltt.-'e miv
even send to the Coast for some wit
nesses and evidence requisite to tir
r The other two members of the sub
tommittee are Archie Robertson aTr'
J K. Loti. The innuirv will hen
just as soon as the further prMmi v
cry details can be arranged. This if
in pursuance of a resolu'ion rcentlv
rdopted by the lower hou:e. empow
ering the public lands and interm'
improvements .'commute-: to fuiptio"
all witnesses and cl for any docu
ments in the public lands. Dubli
vorks or oth?r departments th3t mar
be desired to m3ke Its work thorou
and comnrehensive. ''.
I Virtually all contracts entered -to
Uv the public works department dur
Ing the recent administration will b
examined. It is likely also tint the
committee will visit the various Ini
I rovement projects entered uion or
f 'fished irr'n? the periol in oues
tion. and' this may renuire severa?
junketine trips o the other islands.
Takinc f"r and general lines of
Hawaian products, the MMson Navi
gation s'pamer Rntrrpri-e is xne"t9d
to siil from Hilo for San Francl3cr
bv the last of this wcA.
GUARD IS WOW
Adjutant General Puts Blame
for Shortcomings on
Lack of Armory
MAKE PUBLICDETAILS OF
ALL OFFICIAL REPORTS
Declares That in Publicity Lies
the Only Answer to the .
The National Guard has been put
on the defensive by the senate, and
the guard's defense is a request for
ful-publicity of its affairs. That some
of the conditions existing in the Ha
waiian militia are no what they
should be, the adjutant - general. Col
onel J. W.. Jones, freely admits, but
Colonel Jones finds one door at which
to lay the - blame for nearly every
shortcoming of the citizen soldiers
the armory, or rather lack of it
The storm which has been hovering
over the guard broke yesterday, when
Senator Coke introduced a resolution
calling on the adjutant general to pro
duce a-i field and inspection reports
of United States army officers on the
condition of the-guard, during the last
two years. This means that the upper
bouse intends to go through militia
affairs with a i fine-tooth comb, and
Colonel Jones cays he stands ready
to give the legislators every as
sistance In their, investigation. In
fact, he courts the lnllest inquiry, and
will then leave if to the judgment of
the Investigators as , to -whether the
existing ' conditions could have been
otherwise under tthe circumstances.
Armed-with a mass of, documentary
evidence, Colonel Jones expects to go
before the senate : either this after
noon or tomorrow.
"Probably Senator Coke dM not
know that most of the reports ne has
askedor, wejej, bvtncbrporatrd in
my, bienniajfreport, Ywhichis now in
the hands of jthe printer," said' Col
onel Jones to a Star-Bulletin reporter
this morning. '-"If he had waited a few
days he could have bad all the Infor
mation he wants in printed form. I
have had ' to take . back some of the
copy from the printer, in oder to
comply with the requests of the sen
ate, and this will delay the remainder
of my report." r i
Guard Sharply Criticised "
The field inspection report made by
Captain E. A. Shut tleworth, Second
Infantry, who was the regular army
officer with the guard at its annual
encampment, made September, 1911,
is certainly a straight-from-the-shoulder
document. Captain Shuttle
worth doesn't mince words in some of
his comments, but he, as well as Cap
tain W. H. Johnson, Major Dunning,
J.Iaior Van Vliet and Lieutenant Col
onel Bullard; who have inspected the
uard in different years, all point to
the lack of an armory in extenuation
of lack of interest and efficiency. -
The Shutt'-eworth report is the
severest criticism of the guard, and
if the legislature comes to the opinion
that more than an armorv red'
to make an up-to-date military or
ganization out or the Hawaiian militia,
its conclusions will probably be based
on this document. Captain Shuttle
worth found that the enlisted men
had a fair knowledge of their busi
ness, and that the non-coms 'were in
mcst cases efficient and alert, but his
report on the commissioned officers
can hardly be considered compli
mentary. Here are a few excerpts from the
Shuttleworth report on. the officers:
"Physical qualifications A number
of the officers did not appear to be
able to withstand much physical hard
ship and after some of the field exer
cises were "all in." A careful physical
examination would eliminate several.
"Mental qualifications The officers
were generally of sufficient mentality
TWO MEN DECLARED
SURE FOR CABINET
- Above William Jennings Bryan,
said to .e slated for secretary of state.
Below Josephus Baniels, of 'orth
Carolina, who niaj be secretary of tae
GIRL TOURIST A
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Uncle Sam's Troops Continue to Rush Southward but Merely
as a Test of the Recent Reorganization of the Forces, D:
clares Secretary of War Stimson Conditions in Southern
Republic Reported as Quiet, with Huerta in Full Centre!
; of Situation : '!
rAMo-jtaeed 1Tm CotO v 't ,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Despite the fact that reports from Mtxtcs
City report tht situation thero and Itewhero through tho rt public as quiet,
the mobilization of the American forces at Galveston is bting conttnuta t.
speedily as possible, under orders from the War Dtpartmtnt. Ths crlxij
in the affairs of Mexico is believed to havs. passed for ths time bsin;, t
all events, and, according to a statement Issued this morning by Secrttir
of War Stimson, the gathering of Uncle Sam's troops on the border is mere
ly to test the recent re-organization scheme of the army, and not with an
ulterior motive. '.-. , ,
m i es ' ' ' ,;'
Senate Votes One BattlesliiD
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: fAMOdted Pmi Cfet'ii! ,
. ? WASHINGTON, Feb.' 26.lt was a busy day In the United States s:n
ate. The upper house passed an amended labor department bill, tM
changes in which will necessitate a conference with the committee cf tr-.;
house, and then settled down to a discussion of the naval program. Aft;i
much discussion the body decided upon the one battleship Idea and so vot:.
Tuberculosis Expert Arrive
VICTIM OF 0!'i
. ' f Associated Prwi Cablt
NEW YORK, Feb. 25. Doctor Friedmann, of Berlin, reached this eit
this morning with his anti-tuberculosis vaccine, a test of vh!ch he propois
to make before government expens. f . .; ' , -
Mrs. Pankhurst Committed
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CAwioclaU Pr Cable)
EPSOM, EngJ Feb. 28. Mrs. Zm mellne Pankhurst, the leader of tM
militant Suffragettes of Great Britain, was this morning committed for tr!::
on a charge of inciting to riot and causing damage. The trial will be with
- in a few days.' .. . .. . ' . .
' . . ' . m iei i oi ,
Miss Margaret Harriman Tak
en to Hospital After Alleged
Attempt at Suicide
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' WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 25, An earthquakt, the Worst f:'$
here for many years, shook the ent.'re district this morning.- AItr.:.; i t .
temblor caused much alarm it did but comparatively little; Cam-;-, : '
that of a minor nature only. TheVfew persons Injured suffered t-t t., .....
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Intended to further divorce I lie
counties from the parent territorial
government and. in the words or Gov
ernor Frear, ' brins? them out of the
stage of infancy," it is understood a
house measure is in preparation pro
posing a special tax for specific im
provements which may be applied in
any county Upon the approval or a
majority of the property-holders.
Whether it is a party measure is
not known; neither is it known
whether it is suggested by the admin
istration, though it undoubtedly wl'A
receive official approval.
Substantially, it will propose t hal
n fraction cf one per cent tax on lav
assessed valuations may be, assessec
in any county, to be authorized hy
the beard of sujervisors; only. How
ever, after a petition setting forin
fcpeclflc improvements needed in the
county has been presented to the su
pervisors. Following that, the ooarc-
on Id be authorized to send postal
cards to all property owners, to be
sjigned by them, signifying their ap
proval or disapproval of the tax for
the purposes set forth in the petition,
the postals would then be mailed
back to the board, and on receipt of
approvals from a majority of the prop
erty owners the tax levy would be de
The bill will provide, it is said, that
such special tax levy may ne made
once a year, and may be for any kind
of public improvement the taxpayers
of the county may deem necessary.
Whether it will fix definitely the
fraction of per cent which may be lev
ied, or will permit each county to de
termine, each year, the fraction It de
sires to makes has not yet been de
termined by the makers, it is said.
Miss Margaret Harriman of Seattle.
Wash., recently arrived In .' Honolulu
as a tourist - visitor, was -taken to
Queen's hospital in the police ambi
H GH STA D G
ing news lands, $3766.08; suasr:,
$206.29.. : -
Philanthropy figures considerably I r.
the details of buildings, tealdes twe-ty-cne
dwelling houses for employe ?
and two warehouses, a small ball Izv
the Salvation Army, a combination
rocial hall and a ball for the Lxi
band were erected, and additions wera
made to the Japanese church zzl
Ewa Plantation Company made a school buildinsr and td the Ewa social
net profit for the year 1912 of $693,- hall.
9.Q7 12 arrnritinff tft th reDort Of C.i fr '.Rnfnn rlva . na rttnTora rf
i.ic -t i. ., , I-" -.- - I o- .-
ai. t.t .uuw& w uwnuiis, ,h. Atherton. treasurer. SUDmittea a: many Imnrnvemimt In the ra il r.J
suffering, from a bullet-wound in the the annual meeting held at Castle &at the pump stations. FrotjaDIy ths
left breast above the heart, saitl to'cooke's this morning. Dividends ofj most important improvement on tia
have heen seit-mructea. 1 132 per cent were paid, amounting
According to what can be learned. -to': 675,00O, and the balance carried
i t police naaaquarters. Miss nam- forward to this year was lifiZlAZ'Z.Zo.
plantation is the development Cf wa
ter in the Walmanalo section by
means cl wells, which will obvlata
suicide early this Assets amount to $6,817,284.44, of the great expense and waste of sec J-
ing water there by ditch and flun:a
from Honouliull valley, a distance of
from four to six miles. . Among pro-
morning, and that she was the victim . which $814,664.41 stands for mill and
of mental depression is indicated by mill buildings. y
the report, which i& not yet entirely i Manager George .F Renton' reports
tonfirmed, that she received a letter a yield cf 31,448.187 tons of raw sugar; jected Improvements the manager do
cn the Honolulan yesterday contain-' of an average polarization of 97.59 peri scribes the drilling of. more wells and
ing bad news. The letter. It Is be-, cent sucrose. This was harvested ; the installation of new pumping ma-
lieved. was from relatives or frienusl from S916.23 acres, of which
at her home. .
Miss Harriman was reported at th t
hospital this morning as being already
cn a fair way to recovery, toe bullet,
which was from a 32-caliber. revolver,
having made only a comparatively
slight wound. ' . ;" ',:. ' .
Miss Harriman. who io a youn?
woman apparently of good family and
refinement,-has baen stopping at tat
Shady Nook, 1049 Beretanla street,
tut little is known of her there, aa
the had been at the hoarding housi
but a short time. The police tliink
there is a possibility that, financial
v-orry may have been the cause of
the act. Those who knew, n:r said
today that last night she bad ap
i,eared for a short time at a dance
were plant cane and the rest seven
different grades of ratoons. ;n auc:-
chlnery, which will add many milllona
of gallons to the water supply and en
able much new land to be irrigated.
tlon 895.065 tons were manufactured An Interesting item In this connection
from 106.25 acres of the Apokaa Suga; fs a turbine engine at one of the sta
Co., making a grand total of 52,343.252 1 tlons which will be driven by the ex-
tons manufactured at the Kwa mii:
The estimate , for Ewa plantation,
made a year ago, was 30,000 tons so
that the yield was 1448.187 tons, or
4.8 per cent over the expectation.
For the 1913 crop there is an area
of 3930.45 acres, of which 1079.13 are
plant cane, and the rest ratoons o:
haust steam from compouna engines
doing original duty. . . .
Trials are being made of varieties
of cane from the experiment station
and it is stated that some interesting
figures on yields of these canes w::i
be forthcoming this year. "If out oi
these a few can be obtained whlc"a
December 12 and up to date of report,
February 6, sugar manufactured
amounted to 6858.43 tons. Sucrose
content of cane runs somewhat higher
than last vaar iinrl althnmrh (ho fialrfa
given for gueUs of the boirJlng , , aTC been set back somewhat on ac
bouse, and did not at that time seem j cmmt Qf the drought of last year, Mr.
which the largest item is 1208.93 longjwin outrank LahainaT Mr. Renton
fourth ratoons. Grinding oegan ba flV.' tim and nn Itpt tn
to te deprassed. Later; she retired
to her room, it is! said, and there
turned the revolver upon herself. Tn
Renton expects a yield of about 30,'
000 tons. During the past two years
over 20,000 tons of manure from the
noise of the shot alarmed lodgers and j plantation stables and Schofield Bar
the police and hospital authorities racks have been applied to the older
were summoned. ' fields, and the manager expects re-
' .' es suits that will justify the high cost.
BERLIN, Feb. 1 The offer o:t For the crop of 1914 there is an;
Charles E. Finley, president of the in- acreage of 4140.80, of which 1241.64
ternational Bank of New York, of $1,-; acres are plant cane, 777.58 long first
00,000 for Dr. Friedmann's tubercu- ratcons, 751.11 long second ratoons
losis serum has caused a stir in medi-'and the remainder five other classes
cal circles here. I of ratoons. All of the cane for this
' Dr. Friedmann said last week he'erop, with few exceptions, the man
wolrld give the government his discov-' ager says, presents a very good ap-
em on a certain day, but a week has pearance. In his opinion the fields forj
them will be well repaid. In conclu
sion the manager refers to tariff un
certainty and the low price or sugar,
saying that because : of these things
the most rigid economy in every de
partment of field and factory is being,
exercised. "However, the plantation
is well equipped and, as far as condi
tion goes, in excellent shape tp be
carried on without any large expencr
tures for extra machinery to do first
class work." '
DR. FREDERICK COOK
TALKS AT THE SCHOOLS
Dr. Frederick Cook, the noted polar
explorer now here for lectures, tb.U
cmrning went to ihe public schools
jnd addressed the children and teach
ers. Many f the schools had the oi
irone bv and he has not done so. On 1914 look healthier and stronger and . portunity ta hear him speak and he
Saturday night he said he had cabled have had a better start than those of ; x.mde a great hit Dr. Cook . likes to
a New York paper that he would sa:i the present year. I talk to the school children and has
cn the Maureania today, and he noti- j "During the season of 1912 the fac- jriven free lectures to many thousands
fied Mr. Thackara, the American Con-!tory performed its usual good wonc'fef children on the mainland. He is
iul-General, personally of his sailing j the report says. "The crushing ap-1 to speak at a : number of private
at this time. The Consul-General 1m-1 paratus, an eighteen-roller mill, gave rchoofc here, at their 'request. C
mediately asked who would watch tne.an average extraction or 96.49 per cent
American patients now here ana 'of sucrose in the cane with a dilution
others who expected to arrive "to get cf 34.K per cent, and an average . out
the cure. Dr. Friedman replied that 'put cf '54.51 tons f cane per hour."
Prnf C-.1ilAirVi rna .f flarm an tr'a tam.t TVio rtal ensnf f nr atf,V OTnonHi.
ous surgeons, would take care of tliem.' tures for the fiscal period has been, in Lhareston, w
Later in the week Dr. Friedmann ap- ;4,692.02, distributed for the rollow-; unucs.
peared to be undecided as to when he ing ptirposes: Buildings, $1329.76; Wood row Wilson will resign the
would sail for New York. Ke saM mill machinery, $1764.72; pump ma-governorship of New Jersey March 1
he was in negotiation with the Ger- chinery. $5451.03: waterways. $4408.92; jand will be automatically succeeded
man government and that this might railroads, $3042; live stock, $1920; lDy James Fielder, president of the
delay his departure. : tooU and Implements, $2533.22; clear-state senate.
Col. - William ' Seymour ..Edwards,
candidate for U. S. senator to succeed
Clarence Watson, has been arrested
Va., for offering