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16 PAQiS-HOXOLULU, TERBITORt OF HAWAII, . WfU)XESDAY, FKBIUIAKY 23, liH6.16 PAGES
PRICE FIVfi CENTO
Hawaiian Star, VoL xahi, ro. mo
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Mikado is Wrong in Thinking
Them His Subjects, Says S.
Arakawa, President of Hilo
American -Japanese Assn.
IF NECESSITY ARISES
Loyalty to Stars and Stripes
Keynote of Washington's
Birthday Celebration Held at
; Big Island Metropolis ;
rStr.Bullli Zptial fcy MnUl WlrtlMi
HILO, Feb. 23. "The Mikado still
Ibinka we are Japanese subjects. Any
tuch thought is wrong, and is a mis
understanding of our stand. We
American-born Japanese are striving
constantly to get away from Japan.
We cannot serve two masters J
"The foregoing patriotic declaration
by President 8. Arakawa, made at the
Washington's - Birthday celebration
lield here last night under the auspices
of the American-Japanese Association.
I rough t forth a storm of applause and
fchcuta of "bantal" from the hundreds
of persons who attended the ceremon
ies. . ' '-: '-;
"We are loyal "Americans," con
tinued Mr. Arakawa, "and we owe our
education and everything we are and
have to Uncle Sam. -
"It is the duty of Hawallan-born
Japanese to stick to American ideals,
and it necessity should arise it would
be our duty to flfiht for America, even
against our Japanese parents."
The American-Japanese Association
of this island was the only organiza
tion to hold patriotic exercises here
yesterday, a fact which was com
mented upon by all of the speakers
- Others besides President Arakawa
vho addressed the large gathering
vere Rev. S. Sokabe, principal of the
Honoma Japanese Boarding School;
Carl S. Carlsmith, the Hilo attorney,
and rrescott F. Jerriegan, principal of
the Hilo High School. .
Genera! Manager Blake's An
fnual Report Submitted To
i day; Officers Reelected :
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! At "the annual meeting or Jhe Ha
waiian Electric Company, Lfd., held
thla alternoon. F. E. Blake, he gen
eral manager, presented his report,
showing .that the total revenue of the
corporation from all sources; was $790,
&80.65, with expenditures of 568,
416.76, leaving a net working profit of
1222.163.89. After allowing for losses
of I35S2.55 and paying, 12 per cent In
dividends for the year, amounting
to $120,000, there remained a balance
of $98,581.34 to be carried forward to
the credit of profit and loss.
Mr. Blake's report commented on
the fact that although the maximum
lighting rate had been reduced on Jan
uary 1, 1915, from 12H cents -to 10
cents, and the maximum power rate
from 12 cents to 10 cents per kilo
vatt. the company'a business showed
an increase which took up to a con
siderable extent the loss In revenue
vhlch might have been expected from
the reduction In rates.
Gain Made Last Year. ,
The total number of consumers
terved by the company at December
31, 1915, waa 7u31;.the total number,
of lights connected to the company's
service1 at that time being 95,028; the
total -connected horsepower motor
loa4 was 4627 horsepower, both depart
menta showing a, considerable gain for
1915.; , -j .
In 1915 the company manufactured
&511 tons more Ice than In 1914, while
its cold storage and merchandise de
partments also show healthy in
. creases. . - .'"
-. During the year the company en
tered Into agreements with the army
and navy officials to extend Its lines
to supply electric light and power to
the naval station and Fort Kame
hameha at Pearl Harbor and to Scho
lield Barracks at Castner. From the
present condition of this work Mr.
Blake (estimated that extensions
should be completed by August 1.
This line will carry the company's ser
vice Into the country for a distance of
24 miles and should be a very Im
portant factor in the future growth
of the business. - r
The following officers were re
elected for the year: Richard A.
Cooke,; president; F. W. Macfarlane.
vice-president; C. H. Cooke, secretary;
F. C. Alherton, treasurer; C. H. Ather
ton. Richard Ivers and H. M. von Holt,
directors. " -
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Soldiers Today Competing
TMi BY 25TII
Mills,' Lanky Sprinter, Clips
Island Record for 100 Yard
Dash at Alexander Field !
A lively round. of Carnival fun was
enjoyed by the enlisted men on Oahu
today in the form of a monster mili
tary athletic meet at Alexander, field,
Punahou, in which Uncle Sam's khaki
clad warriors proved themselves to
be as' much at home in running; togs
as in uniform. This morning's events
formed the first of a four-day meet,
the finals to be run off next Saturday.
Intense interest was shown through
out today's events, several . hundred
enlisted men lining the mauka side
of the big field. Officers and civil
ians, including a large number of tour
ists, watched the various events and
were generous In their applause. A
light breeze fanned the course, mak
ing weather conditions perfect The
band of the 1st Infantry played. ;
Clipa I aland Record.;
By taking first place In the prelim
inaries of each track event the . 25th
Infantry made a start which may , re
suit in its winning the meet B. ' H.
Mills, the lanky sprinter,-, clipped a
fifth of a second off George Manoha'a
island record for the 100-yard dash
by covering the distance in 10 seconds
flat There was some talk that Mills
beat the gun at the start but no dis
cussion as regards thla was heard on
the field. ' ' ' ' :
In the half-mile preliminaries Pride
of the 25th got over the ground In 2
minutes, 16 seconds, and was about 12
feet ahead of Travers of the 1st In
fantry at the finish. Ware of. the
25th. won for his organization In the
(Continued on page, two) '
STREET CARS CARRIED
; MORE THAN 70,000 TO
Tabulation of yesterday's - re
ceipts of the Rapid Transit Com
pany now under way show that
more than 70,000 passengers
were carried. T
Washington's birthday is al
ways the biggest .day of the year
with the street car company and.
In Manager C. G. Ballentyne's
words, the only day of the year
when there are not enough cars
to carry the crowds." Every car
In the city, 54 of them, was out
on the tracks yesterday. . 1
By far the greatest proportion
of the traffic was on the King
street line. Every car waa crowd
ed. Yesterday broke all records
of the company. On Monday ap
proximately 62.000 persons were
carried. .-. '
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- j f.1ARKET:T0DAY
Following aire, the closing prices of
stooks en the New York market to
day,' sent by the Associated Press ovsr
the Federal Wireless:
;-'--"iV': ' "t 'A ,: !'' -. Mon-
j"' ; - ':. Today.' - day.
Alaska Cold 22V2 , 22J4
American 8melter ..... 100H 102Va
a . t . a n - mt iiai
American augar Krg.... ii2 n4
American Tel. A Tel....; 1Z7
Baltimore A Ohio
Canadian Pacific . . . . .
C, M. & SL P. (St Paul)
Colo. Fuel & Iron......
Crucible Steel :. ........
Erie Common ......
General Electric .. . .
General Motors ........
Great Northern Pfd.....
Inter. Harv N. J. ......
Lehigh R. R.. ..........
New York Central...... 104ft
Ray Consol. . ..
Union Pacific ...
U. S. Steel Pfd...
4 Bid. Not quoted.
IMAGER OF BIG
II ESTATE HERE
Hugh H. Walker, assistant treasur
er , of the a Hawaiian Trust Company,
Ltd. today accepted the position of
treasurer and manager of the John II
Estate, Ltd. ' . ; ' 'f ";
Mr. Walker succeeds Charles A.
Brown,' who has resigned because of
his desire to return to the mainland
and make the coast his permanent
future . home. For the present Mr.
Walker will remain pith the Hawaiian
Trust Com;i. '
The II Estate owns an immense
acreage of land in the territory, a
large portion of which is under lease
to the Oahu Sugar Company. .
MrV Brown left for the coast on the
WUhelmlna thla morning.
DUTCH WEATHER BAD
' ' Atsociatad PrtM W Tadiral Wiraleai
' ViotSTERDAM. Netherlands, Feb. 23.
Storms are aggravating , the situa
tion in North Holland. At Nieuwan-
j dam ten houses and the church have
1 disappeared before the floods. The
cold Is severe. .'
MM IS HADE
iii Four Day
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Star-Bulletin's : Forecast Ful
; filled By Cablegram From
: ; Attorney-General Today
Attorney Samuel B. Kemp, formerly
of Austin, Tex., who haa been looked
on as probable, assistant district attor
ney for the district of, Hawaii,. was ap-.
pointed to the position yesterday by
Acting District Attorney Horace W.
Vaughan received word to this effect
In a brief cable message from the attorney-general
this morning, and read
the message In the morning session
of the federal court. 4 !
-Judge C. F. demons ordered the
cable filed after It had been- read. - -
Mr. Kemp has been in Hawaii since
February 8, when he and his wife and
daughter arrived on the Lurline, com
ing from Robert Lee, Tex.,! He has
been looked on as a likely candidate
for , the assistant ' attorney's position.
On the day of his arrival the Star
Bulletin . published a forecast of to
day's appointment, i : !
He is well acquainted with Attorney
General Gregory and knew. Acting Dia
trict Attorney Vaughan In. Texas.
Ass9cUU4 Prass by Fdral Wirtluil
CHICAGO, 111, Feb.5 23.f-The civil
service commission today ordered the
payroll lof the department of public
welfare held up pending ah investiga
tion of graft charges made by Mrs.
Page- Waller Eaton against Mrs.
Louise Osborne Rowe, department su
perintendent Mrs. Eaton claima that
she has been forced to give a third of
her salary for the benefit of a poor
relative of Mayor Thompson. She also
asserts that the payroll has been pad
ded, and that Fred . Lundln, ex-congressman
and political adviser of the
mayor, dominates the city halL This
is the first - scandal since the suf
frage amendment admitted, women to
civil service positions.
WILSON SENDS TO SENATE
AMocUtod Frmt by Vt&acU WtrtlMi
Washington, d. c. Feb. 23.
President Wilson today sent to the
senate, in response to the resolution
of Senator Stonechairman of the
committee on foreign " relations, por
tions of the diplomatic correspondence
of the United States at the time Ko
rea was occupied by Japan. These
portions 1 are - those which are com
patible with public interest to make
public, it is stated. - ''
IN CITY SCANDAL
Meet at Alexander Field
Prize-winners and some of the attractive ' entries in last night's pic
turesque Japanese par ?de. Left, above Float of the Japanese Barbers'
Association, with great colored pole revolving.' Center,' above Aloha float
of S. Ozaki, dry goods, fifth prlxe- winner, Right aboveWinner of first
; prize, beautiful- teahouse float of "the
Left, below Japanese Bazaar. float. .
t majds who marcedin the paradg .
; Brewery, secona pnze-wnr wun
.screen. - :
U. S. TO ST
Congress Not Likely to' Pass
Gore Resolution - Warning
"Americans Off Vessels
AisocUUd Prtsa by Tt&utl Wlratau
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. .23.
There Is little likelihood of the senate
rassing Senator Gorgus resolution, un
der the terms of which the United
States government would warn Ameri
cans not to travel on merchant ships
of the belligerents.
At today's session of Congress, mem
bers had a good deal to say in discus
sion of the resolution, and most of the
comment was sharply adverse. Unless
the administration should desire the
passage of the measure, it stands lit
tle chance. President Wilson la op
posed to the policy the resolution
would declare. - - -
URGES SUN YATSEN
( TO HEAD REPUBLIC
(Special Cable t Nippn jiji .
, TOKIO. Japan, Feb. 23,Oen. Tsen-chun-hsuan,
recently elected head of
the provisional republic, Is now In To
kio to see Dr. San Yat Sen, who is
here, urging him to return to China,
according to reports, and take up per
sonal, supervision of the provisional
'It is said that at a conference held
last night the two men came to an
agreement whereby Dr. Sun Yat Sen
will work with the revolutionary army
against Yuan Shlh-Kai. It is also re
ported that the doctor will leave soon
for Yuannan-fu. V
QUESTION RECALL OF
KIOTO MISSION HEAD
(Special Cable to Nippu Jiji.)
TOKIO, FeD. 23. Trouble has
arisen in the church board of the
Hongwangi Mission of Kioto over the
question of whether or not Kozui
Otani, Who resigned some time ago
when a scandal arose in the mission
regarding financial shortages, shall be
recalled: and asked to again become
head of the mission.
Kosho Otani, son of Kozui, who Is
only five years of age, is now head
of the Kioto body. Opinion is divided
as to whether or not Kozui should be
reca...- from Shanghai, where be is
NEW CABINET POSITION
OF BRITAIN IS FILLED
(AMOdAtM Prtss by Tt&ml Wlretou r
LONDON, Eng Feb. 2. Lord Rob
ert Cecil has been appointed war trade
minister, the new cabinet portfolio.
BY ITS RIGHTS
ON SEA TRAVEL
. . . .
Japanese Contractors' Association,
Center Two quaint little Japanese
BlghWfreJQvy - srHooolulu: JApanaaa-rSake
cnerry mosaoms ana revoiving pmtmea
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D. S. MAY THAI
Plan to Establish Military
Schools in Each State Win-
ning Approval in ; House
fAnocUttd Prwi by TtAil Wlrelu
WASHINGTON, O. Feb. 23
Representatlve Kenneth D. Mackellar
of Tennessee, submitting to the houae
today : a favorable report on hia bill
to establish and maintain military
schools in various states, said:
"We do not need a large standing
army, but we do need always a large
body of young men well-trained and
Under this bill, the United States
will: train 4300 young men annually,
ICO in each state. In seven years, say
the advocates of the bill, he United
taes will have 33,603 of. the best-
trained youngsters in the world. , Sec
retary Garrison nad approved the plan
before he left the cabinet.
SHOT IN FEUDS
r Associated Press by redersl Wireless
: PORTLAND, Ore , Feb. 23. Follow
icg a truce In a;' tong" war, the truce
Leinz short-lived, a Chinaman wat
killed early today , by Chinese gun
men of a rival tong. He is the fourth
killed since February 17. Four others
have been wounded.
NEW CHARGES AGAINST
BRANDEIS ARE FILED
AssocUUd Prtss by redersl Wirelessl
WASHINGTON, D. C Feb. 23.
New charges were filed today with the
sub-committee of the senate judiciary
committee which is considering the
nomination of Louis D. Brandeis for
the supreme court The charges al
lege that the late EL H. Harriman en
ployed Brandeis in order to obtain
proxies in Harriman's, celebrated ight
for control of the Illinois Central Rail
road. It is also, alleged that Brandeis'
relations , with; the Equitable Life
Assurance Company were improper, j
IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA
Associated Press by PoetrsJ Wirolsss
JlOIJX CITY. Ia Feb. 23. A gen
eral strike was called today in the
plants of the Cudahy Packing Com
pany and Armour & Company. About
2300 men quit, demanding more pay.
The gates of the. plants are picketed.
YOUNG MEN OVER
IN PROGRESS FOR
! LINES III ALSACE
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Germans Claim Substantial
Gains in Woevrc Sector, .
Taking Many Prisoners and
Much Material; French Ad-C
mtt One Evacuation ;
RUSSIAN POLICY OUTLINED
AT OPENING OF NEW, DUMA
Foreign Minister Sazonoff De
clares Sentiment Toward
Sweden One of. Friendship;
British Deny Report of Se
rious Mutinies in' Egypt -
.wcUt4 Prws y radaral WtraieMl
BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 23. Along
a large part of the western line there
is terrific battling today, with the Cer
mans making further important gains
in Upper Alsace,' where the artilltry
duets and occasienal caie have .
been increasing in intensity for sev
eral days. ' .
OffUial announcement of the war of-
fee today says that In the Alea:e gain
tha Germans have captured a posttion
600 yards wide and 400 deep. They
have alao advanced tw miles lr the
northern sector ; ri th Woev'r die-
trict. They have taken 3C00 prisoners
and quantities of war material.
ON MEUSE BANK
! PARIS, France, Fab. 23. Fighting
of great violence is taking place' to- ,
day on the right bank of the Meuse,'
southeast of Herbs forest. . -I
North -of Verdun there la Infantry -action
along a 10-mile front. East of
Seppois the French have recaptured a'.'
great portion of the foreat north of.
peaumont. The French have evacuzt-,
fd the village of Haumont, b-.:t eo.v
tiniJJ,o44',thaproaaKta.iJt.- i r-.
i ASSURE SWEDEN
PETROGRAD, Russia, Feb. 23, The
formal opening of the Russian Duma
today was made the occasion for. sig
nificant speeches outlining Slavonic
foreign policy, particularly with re
spect to Russia's Scandinavian neigh
bors. : V
Foreign Minister Sazonoff In a strik
ing address declared that Russia la
not impelled "toward . the coast .of
Scandinavia", by her needs for expan
sion and an open seaport, and added
that Russia's sentiment toward Swe
den is one of friendship. Russia is
looking In quite another direction for
an outlet to the sea, he said..
Minister SazonofTs speech gave the
impression that he believed Rumania
In due time will Join the Entente Pow
ers. . : V. " v
The CzarVapeech did not discuss
foreign affairs with much detail. It
was devoted -1 laudatory comment
upon the recent Russian victory at
Erzerum and Its consequencea.
. WASHINGTON, O. C, Feb. 23The
British embassy here today gave out
a statement denying the recently re
ported mutinies of Indian tribes In
Egypt. 4 ; . . :
DUTCH STEAMER, OWNED i
BY U. S, COMPANY, IS ;
SUNK IN WAR WATERS
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands Feb. 23.
The Dutch steamer La Flandre, be
longing to the American Petroleum
Compapny, has been sunk en route
from NeW York here., Two of the crew
who were rescued have arrived at this
port. . :".:' -.'.-;, ;;v
WANT AMBASSADOR TO !
MEXICO WITHOUT DELAY
WASHINGTON D. C, Feb. 23. The
uomination of Henry P. Fletcher, a
diplomat in South America under the
Taft administration, to be United
States ambassador to Mexico has been .
ordered reported to the senate with
a recommendation for confirmation as ;
soon as possible, the Judiciary commit-"
tee approving the nomination. s
President Wilson Is awaiting word ''
of whether David R. Francis will be
acceptable to Russia before appointing
the ex-governor " of ' Missouri to the
Petrograd post to succeed Ambassador
George Marye, the' latter having re
signed pn account of ill-health. ?''. v
King Alfonso of Spain has estab
lished a bureau to obtain information,
concerning the fates of soldier broth
ers, husbands and sweethearts, whose
names appear in casualty lists.