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Kvcnlng Bulletin. Est 18S2, No. 5503.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6S44.
12 PAOES -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OR; HAWAII, TUESDAY, AKCirio, 1913 12, PAGES
PRICE FIVE, CENTO.
PGR m mm PROBE
Renrcscntatives Irwin and Lv-lj
man Openly Declare. Opposi
tion to Senate Measure '
BIG ISLAND INFLUENCES
AT WORK ON MEMBERS
Attorney General Na Is One Ar-
t gument Being Used to Head
Off. the Investigation
Over the probe of Hawaii county
financial affairs a big storm is brew
ins in' the house, and it is expected
to break tomorrow morning when
Rtnate bill 78 comes up lor third
reading In the lower house. :
Senate bill 78 provides for the
comml3Ion authorized to investigate
the Hawaii tangle.
During the last few days there has
been quetly organizing a sirong oppo
sition to the bill, the opposition being
particularly strong in . the Hawaii
delegation. The Hawaii delegation,
however, is not by any means a unit
on . the matter. Speaker Holstein
favoring the bill and urging it em
phatically. In facC Mr. Holstein may
poctlbly.take the-floor to help In the
debate that teems cure to bring the
question sharply, before the repre
sentatives. . The publication last evening in the
recond edition of the Star Bulletin of
trje fact that the bill had been post
poned when -time came for third read
ing brought the matter out Into the
limelight t' morning, and today the
house Is l ' "ng for and against the
senate mc re.' .' , ' . .
Members tf the bouse hint . that
teveral big Hawaii corporations are
using their Influence to head off. a
complete investigation of the county
books and that they hope to confine
the probe to the grand Jury called by
Judge Parsons. To this the backers
of, the measure reply that the grand
Jury was called to co-operate with the
probe commission. . '. ; , . . t
; The fact that the senate bill U hang
ing In the balance has notbeen re
alised by the territorial authorities un
til within th, last few honrs. Not
umu wira rtaaing on tne biawasj
deterred yesterday did the report de
velop that It had been1 postponed be
cause' Its friends in the bouse liad
not. secured totes enough to make its
parage certain.: ,
Attorney-General Thayer, , who
favors the' bill' as the best solution
of the problem of getting at the Ha
waii situation as well as the faults
In all the structure of county govern
ment, declared this morning that the
bill by all means should be passed.
The senate is for the bill and appar
ently all the opposition - has been
stirred up in the lower" house.
Wireless Urges Bill. ... '
The 'Erst lightning flashes of the
impending storm that seems likely to
burst in the house tomorrow when
Senate Bill No. 78 Is called on' third
reading, -were streaked this morning
Just before the noon recess, when
Fpeaker Holstein .' arose and read
wireless from Manager Watt, of Olaa
The rnessaeo said: 'TJrge passage
prnate bill 78.V ':, -
' , ; Instantly Representative Irwin was
rn his feet, demanding to know what
disposition Was to be made, of the
- message. His fae. naturally pale,
was still whiter wi'h excitement and
cngcr, and had opportunity offered
th storm would probably have burst
then. But he could do nothing. Th
bpeaker. calmly, replied .that he read
Ihe message because it was addressei
to the house, and went oir record cs
a communication.- .
Open Opposition to Measure. V
The noon recess was announced . at
once, and immediately afterward, in
rnswer lo queries b A'Star-BHetin
rcprcsenative. Dr. Irwin and Repri
hcntative Normaa K. Lyman of Hn
ali openly announced their opposlr
tion to the measure, a fw minutes
later Representatives fc.Candless and
Kalakiela of Oahu also dechred them
selves against IV and It is tacitly un
derstood that a number of others are
tupporting Irwin and Lyman, who an
rnr today to be the leaders of" the
AUeqes Political Game.
"It is simplv apolitical game beine
played by Bob Brcckons to et hold
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i "l am so strongly for i this
bill to make a complete invesU-
i Ration of Hawaii county affairs 3
4 that I am urging the Hawaiian 4
$ members of the hotise that they $;
murt regard their oath cf office, 3"
that the bill coming up for third 4
reading shculd be passed. I can-
not too Etrongly declare myself
v for senate bill 78. I hope it will
4 not be necessary for me to take
4 the floor of the house for it, for
? I hope that the sound sense of
'h the members will prevail: and
they will make this investigation 4
possible by passing the bilL" S
Speaker Holstein in the house. 8
WHERE THE TORNADO TORE THROUGH
OMAHA LEAVING WAKE OF DESTRUCTION
FLAWS FOR HILO
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Dams And Levees in River Valleys Brer.!:
And Country is Inundated-Day ton, Cm
cinnau, voiumuus, liiuiaimyuiid ou
. All Count of Deaths Lost c
SHOTS TO FIRE
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If the American people permit-
: this free sogar folly Ihey simply
X ronntenance a repetition of the X
X coffee manipulation. The result X
X In the coffee deal was that a for- X
Xclga country and an American
X trust made an alliance tremen-
X doasly profitable to both, but ex- X
X pensive for the consumer. : X
X "'.i' . " X
The largest stock In the city to se
: . H. HENDRICKS, LTD.
The Commissioners Apparently
uonsiaer wecessny iorspeea
Justifies Reducing Size i
In enite of the fact that a commit
tee . consisting of acting Supt. A. C.
Wheeler and R, B. parks of the pub
lic works department and J. Morse.
territorial wharf -builder, recommend-1
ed that the present-plans of the $400,-'
000 Hllo. wharf be adhered to even if
it were necessary to call upon the leg
islature for an Immediate additional
appropriation, the consensus of opin
ion at a special meeting of the board
of harbor commissioners held this
morning seemed to be in favor of re
modeling the plans -so as to make the
wharf and fill twenty feet narrower
tha Bis at present specified.;
If the" plans are so -Temodeled a
practical monopoly.of the, handling .of
irArpiBU oq iq wnan wiU xw given T.rtf1rrt rfnvn v!th IpI. him on him
to the Hilc Railroad Company, say enVb fcIs many friends and well' wishers
gineers. With- the wharf and fill of the 8ervice ah dcivil life, Rear Ad
twenty feet narrower, there-Till be mirar AValter C- Cowles sailed for the
apace cf only about four feet for :the Ccj 0n- the Manchuria this noon.
h d: : elght 0t5er than that He was accompanied by Mrs. and Miss
taken out by the raUroad company. .Cowlefc For more tha ntwo years Ad-
As Harbor Commissioner McStocker raIraal Cowles haa ten commandant
explaiend the posiUo nbefore a meet.lof the local naval station, coming
tag of the board of harbor commls-. here as a captaIn and receiving his
toners ; yesterday af ternoon, "The promoUon to the grade of rear ad
only feature of the plans to be chang-?mIral soon afteV arrival. Yesterday
ed is that feature which prov des lor ne tran8ferre I the command to Ad
he convenience of the general public mIral Hoomer who was one of those at
.u U.UUUBS ireigui inai is . not con- tne dock to wish his friend and broth-
signeo. to me rauroaa company."
Although the matter of a change in
View of the 'city cf Omaha from the High School building. According to cable and wireless reports, the
tcrnado cut a swath In some places six miles wide through the residential and part of the business ; section.
Omaha's rrany beautiful school buildings and churchei and her parks and boulevards suffered immense toss.;
., .10 HAVAI1
HOW A. STORMING PARTY WENT
AFTER THE GOVERNOR TODAY
Governor Frear's private office was
invaded this morning-by a number of
legislators with, blood in their eye.
They got what they were after, too.
Just after ten o'clock a delegation
from the house cf me up the stairs to
the ttecWlt .KaerVitta' "nead f waved "his ' hand " as" if .reprieving a
was Speaker Holstein,.: his Jaw- set iu
that Kohala style - that brooks no op
position. He ' wore : his : legislative
frock ccat that has awed ipto submis
sive silence many a representative
fresh from the untamed ratoons. In
his hand he carried an official-looking
document that might have been
a declaration of war, v v 7
Behind Holstein marched Represen
tative Clarence H. Cooke, his face
stern, hi3 hands clenched and a look
of adamant determination on his
scroll he' was carrying, and advanced.
Watkins, scowling; fiercely," ipformed
the governor they were there on urg
ent financial business relating to 'the
welfaie of the tenitorr of 'Hawaii
Then the speaker smiledgraciously,
i-i ,'. " i t tr' - j t -
prisoner sentenced to death, waved
the scroll and said: v i 1 '
''Governor I have ttua honor of pre
senting you with a copy of the house
resolutions passed x recently la ; recog
liition of your high office and the
work yon have done for this terri
He - handed the scroll to - Clarence
Cooke. 'V ? '
"As chairman of the education com
mittee, Mr. Governor, I am the onlyH
man who can - read this German
script," modestly declaimed Cooke,
Next strode Representative Norman J end he proceeded forthwith to read
Watklns, the financial , power of the
bouse, chewing a cigar as big as a
er officer bon voyage.
"Tn mnnv n-Q vi I am enrrv in lesva
the plans was on the verge of coming Honolulu " said Admiral Cowles to a baseball bat and muttering fiercely
w a iuic octctai uuics uiuiiiiug m ar-RnlloHn rennrter "Mv stnv horp vuuci uh uicaiu
before the board of harbor commls-.;both professionally an dsocially, has
sioners,- action was finally delayed hpn nnA nf th- TipaRantPst tnnrs in
..-hi ali a. n.BA 1. -1- a
unui mis aiiemoon ai ociock. .a considerable period
,i"Be4 1 "ns 1 ou afloat and ashore.
cBgiueencg o., ia., arguea maij trirrids in Honolulu.
the highly-laudatory resolutions pass
ed by the House on March 4, In which
a tribute of real eloquence was paid
to Mr. Frear. ; ;.. :
" After it was finished the governor,
"coming out of it? like a patient from
under chloroform, murmured "a few
fitting words, in which ho said ' that
ho thought' the resolutions were too
strong in their praise but that he had
tried to bear himself worthy of the
Then came " Representative George
P. Cooke, smiling Jike a Viking going
into battle or something just as bad.
I have i many aPcaser jioiaieiu uepiojeu iu ue
i am tn lr nail ana preuy soon nao gamer
the plans ' should be changed" so that Bni t oi0rt havJ r9uh n tha ed into the storming party. Secretary
the work on th wharf ran m on lm-t .u. . " n, Mott-Jmith. Attorney-General Thayer.
mediately. He explained that the rea J lreat!8t i de- Attorney Charles R. Hemenway-who governor's office. " Then the . resolu-
son the original plans are not satis-j foment ot the naval base at Peari wa scouting around on his jo:n: com- tions were passed -around for Inspec-
factory is due to the fact that the Piles ' HartoTw work-and a newspaper man. tion., They were arUstically embossed
necessary.to sustain the wharf musthe most imported scouting around on general and engraved and beflourished and
be fifteen feet longer than.the piles 'gover VTS-
originally specified. In order to get are many people in Honolulu who upon the governor. . - i parade, and make an exhibit that any
the longer piles, work would be de-.SonVa f yrtalli inXt ' iJaH Governor Frear looked .surprised, governor jnight be proud ol. ,
layed upon the wharf for about three Harbo? means to the com almost scared; After that the storming party shook
months. The Hawaiian Dredging Com-'" the invaders bore down upon him.' hands with the governor and every
: . . ia B comprauveiy snon- urae now Un1.uin hit n inmi oi. l.n1v olso rA - rttrh nthpr and then
rauy is aiso anxious inai worK on tne thev will beein to feel the commercial i1' ,w,Bl5,1J "wv .-w " 7
waan go on ai once Decause mey De-j importance of the new station. I be
lies a three months' delay hazardous ifeve that the delays and accidents to
to that portion of the fill they have al-j the drydock are merely temporary
ready constructed. A storm might Setbacks; incUlent to the solving of an
rise, H. G. Plummer of. the dredging exceptionally difficult problem of cn-
coinpany, expiamea, ana aesiroy me, jdneering. and the surmounting of
titnde. like Snartacus - defying the iadea tiownstairs, jaugnmg- over put
gladiolus, opened the big, impressive ting something over on his excellency.
hitherto unncouatercd ' obstacles. I
Eventually.. .'Pearl '.Harbor "wilt have a
drydock as good as any in. the
Time a Bit? Factor. i
L. A. Thurston, manager of the Hilo
Railroad Company, wias present at the country.
meeting tnis morning ana arguea lor Admiral Cowles ha dheard nothing
the change in plans, hisargument be.'as to the date of his taking com
ing that if the legislature is asked v at mand of te 'Pacific fleet He goes
mis ume jor an aaauionai appropna-. to San Francisco to await orders, and
DR. SILVESTRI SUCCEEDING IN
t BRINGING FRUIT FLY ENEMY HERE
'Dr. Silvestrl cables this morning
tion it will not be so willing to .make expects to learn something definite:11 ne ,cavcs aP.eiown uc
ample provision for the construction
of sheds and other wharf accessories
when that matter comes up. Commis
sioner Wakefield also fell Into line for
the proposed change and declared that
the wharf should be constructed with
out delay in order that it might be
come as soon as 'possible a paying
proposition. At this point in the dis
cussion the matter was almost brought
to a vote. Upon a direct question from
Commissioner McStocker, however, H.
G. Tlummer of the dredging company
stated that If it were not a matter of
time, the original plans were certain
ly more satisfactory than the plans as
the proposed change would remodel
them. It was then agreed to let the
matter go-over until this afternoon,
when a vote will probably be taken
upon it '.",'.:- '
J. Morse, territorial wharf builder,
tame down from Hilo especially to
ttend the meeting. He bore out
Plumnier'8 statement that the piles as
originally planned are not .; long
enough. He " was also authority for
the statement that the wharf ss to
te constructed w-Ill stand t03 high
above the water line. It bacame evi
dent from his statements that vessels
cf the Mauna Kea typ will not be
ible to use the wharf at all. Morse
alos testified "that other vessels tying
up to ,the wharf will be In danger of
having their superstructures jostled
mi arrival mere. . j
Asked if t Sere w as any chance of s
another visit to Honolulu by the Pa
cific fleet, Admiral Cowles said that
while he could make no definite pre-"
diction, he thought it quite possible
that the fleet would be back here be
AT VMII1I li
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This announcement of W. ' H. Gif-
fard, president of the board of agri
culture and forestry, this morning Is
further noticed that the campaign for
the overthrow of the Mediterranean
fruit fly i3 progressing favorably. ' ;
I "He would not be leaving for Syd
ney," said Mr. Giffard, "if he had not
succeeded in creating a new colony of
the fruit fly parasite in Capetown.
This is good news. You see he has
to keep the parasite alive. He has to
have fruit fly ior it to feed upon and
he has to have conditions right so
that the parasite colonics will . In
crease, grow and multiply. : '
"Of course we cannot tell what
climatic conditions will bring about.
A whole colony; may be wiped out by
some untoward Incident of climatic
conditions or lack of food and the
whole work done over again, with
this exception, that wo now know
where the parasite may be found. , On
the other hand it : would seem that
this risk is relatively small as Mr.
Silvestri has had time to carefully
study the conditions under which the
parasite thrives, and he is thoroughly
competent"; -' ;
ENTERTAINMENT F UND IS CHECKED
Another of those popular dances Is
announced, for the Waikiki Inn tbis
evening. Guests and friends of the
Inn and townsfolks generally are cor.
dially ' invited to be present. advertisement.-
The smooth sailing which house bill strictive cleause In the measure de
157, setting aside $20,000 for the en- termining the particular "distinguish
tertainment of notable guests. ha3 ed guests," who were to be enter
had In both houses wa schecked this tained by the officials out of the ?20,
morning and one or two sensational 000 appropriation. ... -'r":-
:: , .. . T" mariners predict rough weather Senator Chillingworth, who up to
owing to the height of the wharf. . ahead. taht time had had his shoulder to the
It was apparently the concensus of j One of these mariners is Senator bill, and had succeeded in rushing it
opinion at the meeting of the beard Chillingworth and theo there is Sen- through its preliminary readings,
ct harbor commissioners this morn- ator Rice. caught the point and asked that it be
ing. however, that the whirl will ba r When the bill appeared for its final deferred until' this afternoon. -His
constructed at the; height specified; hearing in the' senate this morning; motion prevailed. i ' ; I
the wharf to the water surface at low passage at that time. It was pointed 1 A woman seldom shows her age un- cording to recent intormation ironi
tide. ' out by him that there was no re-til she tries to hide it. .Washington, the prospects for the ap-
v.v-"-: v , ; fA'wHlatd I1n Cablcl ' v '
7 OMAHA, Neb March 25. Thl city is still paralyzed from tha terrlfcta
tJettruction of the tornado of list Sunday evenlnj. WhIIe no . exact eiti.
mates of the loss can te made. It la. believed at the ejtimats of 223 d:U
In and around the city Is far too small,'? and -th it the property - I: J v.";:i
run over ten million of dollars. - v ' r : : I .
- Where the storm swept through. tie, city, V . ;;eno'i it destruction ii
unparalleled.- Buildings have been rttnitid to rr cf wood and twi;i:J
t:mter and aeel, and streets and even parks almost tjrn lto places.
DAYTON VISITED BY FLOODS AS DAMS GIVE VAY
. (Assocmtca rrcsn Cable .'. : 1 ' . .
' DAYTON, Ohio, March 25. Following on .the heels cf the crrat trr.
nado ha come one of the worst flood In the history of this, country. T! i
Miami, Mad and Stillwater rivers, andWolf creek are pouring f ;ct' thr: v- 'i
the streets and In iome place the water has reached a depth cf r I : : -
feeV, The entire city except for Isolated Spot I covered. with thrts f::t
ef water. s . : '''"'''''. 1
The erlousnes of the flood are heightened by the breaking of ths l-Z
dam above here following which the levees, weakened by the strain, w;r;
tern away and the water poured out ever the country, sweeping awr
manv building and driving the people to the roof and higher zrour.i.
The loss of. life here I reported a twenty.flve.
The railroad bridge wa dynamited In crd;r to break It dawn and t:t
free a gigantic mai of wreckaa that had piled up , a:n'nst . the structuro
and threatened to Inundate the city with the water backlnj up a in a
o'am. Other bridges were wept down In the floods.
One big factory Is marooned with the employe waiting for Qutslda h :!..
to take them from the danger zone. ,
Rail and wire communication with th urrounding town are s;vrJ
and communication with the outside world Is carried by meii;i frcrr t: :
flooded districts. , V.' '' . ..' '. '- ' - . -,
" -Acvcording to report here the urroundIng country la Inunattt!,
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OF TARIFF FIGHT
Reports of accomplishment and , of
new avenues- of influence opened,
made at the meeting: of the Sugar Pro
tection Committee this morning, were
of an Inspiring character. What the
chairman designated the "swing" of It
was abundantly evident It appeared
also, from chance remarks, that a
great deal of work' has been done
which has not been reported to the
One of - the most interesting devel
opments of the meeting was the. ar
ranging, with less than five minutes
of talk, for a meeting of the teachers'
association tomorrow, afternoon.
- " . ;, f. Associate- i
ttrfiite are 'iizozii
are fleeing the city.
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Crowing mere ani r:r t:
- , COLUMBUS ISOLATED
'' (Associated Frers C-lU)
1 COLUMBUS, O., Marth 23 Pr
tically all the bridjta In the city ;
nearby country are d:wn ar.j .
lowlands flooded. The rtsiiirta i
f-anlc-ttricken and many cf thin
leaving by any meant avallatl:.
(Associated rres3 CMa
DELVYARE, O., March 23. T' :
mayor and eleven people cf th!j c '.
have been drowned in a tsrritla fi:
that? swept over Dslawar c: . .
when the SoToto river left i'.a t;.
and the tide of waters rushed cv;
to the low-lying country to the south. ..
enlist its members Jn the letter-fight.
Mr. Carter will address the meeting.
A plan of financing the campaign
was ratified, the details of which ap
Members and officers-of the com
mittee present at the opening were E.
A. Berndt F. L. Waldron, Ed Towse,
INDIANAPOLIS in DAf.'GEr
(Associated Press Cabla) -INDIANAPOLIS,
lnd March 23.
Four are known to be dead in th'
city as the result of the tornada a-
flnnHt. and the eitv I without fir
W. II.1 Babbitt, secretary; and George I nratftctJon-tha wateP tvatem havl -
F. Henshall, headquarters secretary. been torn up and broken by the f:r;
Others, in attendance were J. M. Mc.e w(nd and water.. .
Cbesney, secretary h. v. wooa or me
chamber of commerce, J. A. McCand-
less, Geo. W. Smith, E. H. Paris, A
R. Cunha, A. 1L Ford and Col. J. W.
Jones'. ' . .
Mr. Towse opened the .meeting, in
the absence of Chairman Carter, and
proceeded to inform those invited. In-
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Purdue University at Lafayeti:,
Ind., is cut off ty floods in the Wa
bash valley, and general lnun-ti:i
throughout the tate is rrpo t:J. Fr :
thousand families In Ir.d'nrj ire s- J
to be homeless and fleeing. ' -
Gubernatorial rumors stirred Hono
lulu today. One of them was that At
torney E. M. Watson had been ap
pointed governor.' This was promptly
denied by all supposed to be in pos
session of the facts. '
Another was that either the presi
dent or Secretary Lane has indicated
that it would be a good thing for the
candidates to present themselves Jn
Washington. This was followed by a
report tnat Lv L. McCandiess plans to
go to Washington at once, leaving on
the Wilhelmina tomorrow. Mr. Mc
Candiess could not be reached this i
afternoon to confirm oi- deny this re
port. - ;: :-: .'.' :-:- .. , -'-"', '-:
Another rumor was that private ad
vices had been received here s.ating
that Secretary Lane will not take ac
tion; for several weeks and .that man
while there is a chance for every
one..' .- ' :
One man this morning said that ac
MANY VALLEY CITIES
SUFFER FROM WATERS
(Associated I'rets Cable.)
AKRON, "O., March 25. The re s r
voir here has been khoken and every
body is in flight.
(Associated? Press Cable)
BELLEFONTAINE, O March 25
The Big Four train here wa washed
into the river but Muckil na-Uvea
.were lot ; - v .' '- :. '
LOGANSPORT, Ind., March 25
The business section "of this city Is
flooded and the water are strli rising.
Springfield, O, March 25 Hundred
of home here are under water.
SAX FRANCTSCO March 24. Su
gar: 9S degrees test 3.51 cents. Pre
vious quotation, 3.58 .cents. L:
FIND OPIUM' BUT NO 1
ONE WHO IS GUILTY
Although it is believed that no ar
rest has been made ol the perpetrator
of the latest attempt ti crauii.; pium
into Honolulu, it is kmrw.i that the
Japanese interpreter the Manchuria
was the man to fall under the suspi
cion of the custom authorities. - ;
The opium was brtrisht. iqto Col-'
iector Stackable'8 off ic j last uight by
Captain Dixon of the Manchuria.
roiniment now stand: WatsonT Wal
ler, McCandiess. - The friends of the
latter two, however, declare tiat their
men has aa even chance." -'