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HONOLULU, HAWAII. Ml I DAY, APRIL 20, 1012.
Jared G Smith, freBh from the
tobacco fields, was seen on Fort
street and asked about tho tobacco
situation. Ho said:
"Tho tobacco situation Is, that wo
went Into tho business expecting Im
mediate results, and tho very best
prices for product absolutely unknown
to tho trade. After four years wo
find that tho mere production of a
good article does not necessarily sell
It. Those Interested must advertise
their goods, and create a market
We've got to fight to get a market,
and then fight to hold it, Just as busi
ness men must do In the case of ovcry
other Industry. Furthermore, It Is
going to take more time to get to
bacco ready for selling than at first
thought. To tho successful the re
That much of the murder, rapine
and looting which has marked the re
volutionary struggle In China may be
laid to tho doors of foreigners, Is ffio
declaration made by a recent arrival
in Honolulu who was In China during
much of tho fighting between the lie
publican and Imperial troops and was
Ith tho victorious army of LI Yuen
Hung In several battles. He says th.it
both the revolutionary and the impe-,
lial armies wore followed by hordes ,
cf foreign outcasts fuguive crimln- J
als and deserters from the armies and
navies of different nations. These
1'ieii he said robbed and killed in tho
wake of the armies, even going bo far
ns to behead their victims and so cist
the blame upon tho Chinese.
These sinister banditti he said in-,
eluded Americans, Germans, English, '
Russian and Frenchmen, the scum ot
the treaty porta. Armed with revolv
ers and knives they hung like vul
tures at tho rear of the armies, loot-,
ing the bodies of the dying and the i
dead and plundering and slaying in
the villages and cities captured.
Tho authority for these statements
furthermore says that tho officers of
both armies were aware of tho crimes
of these ghouls but wero so fearful
on both sides of provoking Interven
tion that they did not daro executo tho
marauders, although In several In
stances where the crime was partlcu- j
i larly atrocious the perpetrators were)
tecretly killed at tho Instigation of
tho commanding officers but In such a
munner that blame for their deaths '
E. Lang, bartender at the Cockett
taloon, was on trial in Judgo Robin
son's court th',3 morning on a chargo
of perjury. Lang was tried recently
for selling liquor to a minor and was
acquitted. Later the other bartender
at Iho samo salon was tried for tho
eamo offense, end it Is claimed that
Lang, as a wltno:,! for tho defenso,
Inspector Fonnell declares that he
Is going aftor those who commit per
jury In liquor cases and that this is
only the first of a series of prosecu
tions that he hopes will Instill Into
the minds of witnesses more respect
for the oath.
WILL SEARCH MEXICAN
wards are higher In tobacco than in
almost any other agricultural entor
' prise, but tho attainment of success
I Is never easy. If It wero wo wouldn't
'probably try quite so hard to get
I "The quality of Hawaiian tobacco
is good. It has merit. But prospect
ive buyers all say: We don't know
anything about it. Why should we
buy It?' Now it's going to take an
' other two or three years to get tho
' goods introduced. Tho industry needs
' backing at home. All that Is re
quired now is faith and patience. I
believe that tho Industry Is going to
make good. I think we aro over the
I hardest part of the fight tho first
i years of unproductiveness, of trials
RESPONSIBLE FOR OUTRAGES
cuiiUl r.ot ati.'.ch to anyone In l.ower.
The soldiers of the opposing arm-
:ri. were humane and merciful when
compared to the renegades he 3ays.
Although tho resignation of Deputy
Attorney General E. W. Suttn has
been rumored about for a week or so,
nothing definite was said about tho
matter till yesterday afternoon, when
the attorney general announced tho
Sutton will take up private practice
with the firm of Smith, Warren &.
Hemenway. Ho severs his connec
tion with tho government on the last
day of this month.
To fill tho vacancy caused by Sut
ton's resignation, Second Deputy
Arthur G. Smith has been promoted
to first deputy. Tho office of second
deputy will bo given to Leslie P.
Scott who, for some time, a few
years ago, waB clerk of tho circuit
court. Later on ho studied law in
Michigan, and then returned to Ho
nolulu. The contract for tho laying of the
eight-Inch newer elong Fort street,
rrom Kuaklnl to Pauoa, has been
awnrded to J. Pregil.
Poor old Cupid is in bad again.
His earnest efforts to make people
happy do not seem to be appreciated.
In fact, ho Is playing In extremely
hard luck these days, Judging from
tho exhibits In tho circuit court.
Three suite for divorce havo been
filed, the papers being returned
served this morning. Tho most not
able Is tnut of Albert H. Wledenhold
against Cecolla Wledenhold. Albert
charges tho wife of his bosom with
gazing too intently upon tho wlno
when It Is red llkewlso upon whisky,
gin and malt liquors. In fact, from
what ho sayB In his complaint, It may
bo Inferred that she stares tho Demon
(Continued on Pago Five.)
An Interesting proposal for division
of honors and for harmony in tho ap
proaching campaign has been rum
ored for a day or two, as coming
frorn, tho Kuhlo camp to the Frear
camp. It Is to the following effect:
1. Kuhlo Kalanlanaole, now dele
gate to Congress, to receive the Re
publican nomination for mayor of Ho
nolulu. 2. Robert W. Shingle, now trea
surer of Honolulu, to be nominate
3. Tho chamber of commerce to
name bIx of the seven Republican
candidates for supervisors of the city
and county of Honolulu.
Such Is the rumor, take It or leave
it. Leaders- on both sides thus far
emulate the oyster In lokuaclty.
In tho police court this morning F.
Kahana and Hlrona, drunk, were
fined $3 and costs each.
Norman Frazer has been arrested
on a charge of disturbing the quiet
of the night. ,
Yesterday, afternoon Kcllikabuna
and his wife had a quarrel at their
resldenco near Nuuanu and Kuktii
Mrs. K. beat her hubby over tho
head so badly with a shoo that he
had to be taken to the hospital.
Keliikahuna chivalrously states that
the fault was his and declines to pros
ecute his muscular bettor half.
Those people who are apt to think
that there Is too much red tape in the
public education department of Ha
waii, and who from time to time say
that there aro too many reports for
tho principals, supervising principals
and teachers to make out, should In
vestigate the system of the Philippine
Tho local department of public 7h
Fttuctlon has received a set of pamph
lets relating to tnc schools of Manila.
It is shown in these that reports to
the number of one hundred are part
of tho school system, and that the peo
ple who are responsible for them must
lie kept busy compiling the docu
ments. Reports oiyovery conceivable mat
ter aro ordered and, besides tho ord
inary reports on the physical condi
tion of the school children, there are
returns to bo sent In on the move
ments of tho principals and inspec
tors. Tho time these officials leave
any place is" noted, their arrival at
tho next place Is also noted, and tho
exact time consumed while traveling
Is also put on record.
This morning the laundry wngdn of
Sing Wo ran away and turned over at
tho corner of School and Emma"
Sing Wo jumped safoly to tho
ground but How On, tho driver, wSs
pinned under tho overturned vehlelo
and sustained a broken lower Jaw.
Ho wub taken to Queen's Hospital.
Dr. Pratt Is pleased with tho re
ports from tho health Inspectors on
the other islands, and snld so at tho
meeting or tho board of health yester
day afternoon. No other now matters
came up at tho meeting.
Uncle Sam wjll havo to pay more
for the meat his soldier boys eat dur
ing the coming fiscal year, beginning
July 1, unless s mo mainland firm Is
ablo to take th contract away from
tho Hawaii Meat Company, Ltd., tho
only local bidder, and tho concern
which is at thc present time supply
ing the local forces with beef and
Promptly at' 10:37 o'clock this
morning, which corresponds with
high noon in San Francisco, Captain
D. B. Case, depot commissary, opened
the one bid submitted locally. It
offered to suppy 75,000 pounds ot
beef per month? ns required, at 10
cents per pound: and mutton, In such"'
quantity ae may be desired, at 10
cents. Since ' the bids wero called
for, however, the quantity of beef
which will be contracted for will be
Content to live on a very comfort
able and practically assured Income,
and unwilling to burden herself or
her prospective husband with the ad
ministratfon of a great estate, Annie
Thelma Kahlluonapuaoplllanl Parker,
the richest girl In Hawaii, yesterday
deeded her entire property over to
Altred W. Carter, as trustee, irrevo
cably. Not only does Miss Parker place
practically the absolute management
of tho big Parkor Ranch In tho hands
of her former guardian during her
minority, but she does It In a way
that she herself cannot undo. She
and her mother aro guaranteed a gen
erous monthly allowance from the not
income of the property, and In caso
of her death she may direct by will
the disposition of this Income. As to
tho principal of the estate Itself, slio
may provide for such disposition of it
an she sees fit after tho death of her
With her crew weeping becnuso of
the -nature ot tho cargo sho carried,
the Saint Hilda arrived In port yester
day afternoon with a cargo composed
of fifteen carloads of onions of a va
lue, at the present retail prlco, of
$30,000. Tho arrival of the Saint
Hilda puts an end to tho onion fam
ine In Honolulu for Bomo time at
least. Tho succulent vegetables ar
rived In 3777 crates which are valued
at between $4 and $5 a, crnto at tl.)
present time. The market had been
stripped of onions and notwithstand
ing tho big supply brought by tho
Saint Hilda It is considered doubtful
If thoro will be any appreciable reduc
tion in prlco.
Owing to tho rebellion In Mexico
the cities on tho Pacific coast havo
not been nblo to get tholr usual ship
ments of onions from Sonora, and the
Texas pxov la delayed In tho harvest-
85,000 instead ot 75,000 pounds per
month, and probably a corresponding
Increase In mutton will also be re
quired. The price for beef this year was
9 cents per pound, with 9 cents for
mutton; but cost of living is Increas
ing, and Undo Sam is realizing this
as keenly as anybody, when It cornea
to buying food for his army and navy.
It may bo some days before the re
sult of tho mainland bids are known,
and tho contract awarded, so ot
course It Is not certain yot that tho
Hawaii Moat Company has landed tho
contract at its advanced figures.
It is probable that a considerable
part of the meat which will be -sup-
piled. In case the contract Is secured
by tho local firm, will bo brought from
Australia or New Zealand, as Is tho
case at tho present time. '
heir and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Trustees Has Full Power.
As a party to this trust agreement,
filed for record in the Bureau of Con
veyances this morning, tho ninne cf
Olaf L. Sorenson, at present assistant
manager of tho Parker Ranch, also
appears; for tho document provides
that In case of tho death ot A. W. Car
ter, or of his resignation or incapacity
at any time, Sorenson automatically
becomes the trustco with full powers
to administer tho estntc.
Practically tho only power which
the trusteo does not havo under the
agreement, In connection with the
handling of the big property, is to
dlsposo of it as a whole. This may
only bo done with tho approval and
consent of Miss Parker. Otherwise
she has no volco In tho management
of tho business. Literally considered
(Contlnuea on Tago Eight,)
Inc by wet weather. As a result the
vegctablo Is commanding a top prlco
on tho coast and Honolulu Is consid
c-red fortunate by dealers In securing
n largo supply.
Onion culture In tho Islands, It Is
thought, will receivo an impetus
through tho demand for tho product,
as It Is estimated a crop raised hero
can bo sent to tho coast In timo to
command tho highest prices each
Tho market division of tho depart
ment of Immigration, labor and sta
tistics has succeeded In interesting a
numbor of gardeners in raisins
onions and has found a ready mar
ket for all produced. R. D. Wall, now
in chargo of tho market division, Is
nt tho opinion, howovor. that attempts
should not bo mado to ralso onion?
on a largo scale until experiments
havo shown all conditions in tho parti
cular section to bo satisfactory.
Trust to Carter
(Associated Press Cables to the Star.)
NEW YORK, April 26. The bodies of Colonel John Jacob Astor and
Uador Straus have been recovered frpm the sea near the Titanic wreck.
Charges Calif o.-nlan's Captain.
WASHINGTON, April 2G. A donkey-engine man named GUI, on tho
steamer California swore today before tho Investigating committee that
Captain Lord saw the signals of the Titanic and refused to respond.
Olympic Abandons Voyage.
SOUTHAMPTON, April 2G. The Olympic haB abandoned her voyago
and returned to port. The tennien struck on account of non-union men re
placing tho firemen and oilers.
, An English Investigation.
LONDON, April 2G. The crow of tho Titanic will bo subpoenaed for
Investigation immediately after Its arrival here.
An International conference on life laving will probably be held hero.
AT GRANT'S FUNERAL.
NEW YORK, April 26. President Taft, Vice-President Sherman and
General Wood, and other civil and military officials attended the funeral of
General Frederick D. Grant today.
TAFT MEN CONTEST.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 2G. Eight delegates havo been secured for
Roosevelt in this city. Tho Taft men
holel and named four.
ROOSEVELT'S ANSWER TO TAFT.
OYSTER DAY, April 26. Roosev ell says that his detailed answer to
President Taft will bo made In his speech at Manchester, MasB , tonight.
BUFORD TO SEARCH FOR REFUGEES.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2G. The transport Buford has been ordered to
scour' tho Mexican coa.it for American refugees.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BURNED.
PITTSBURG, April 26. The historic Academy of Music hero has been
destroyed by fire. Tho loss is $250,000.
RISE IN 'BEET SUGAR.
NEW YORK, April 26. American beet sugar has gone up three and
a half points.
LA FOLLETTE IN CALIFORNIA.
LOS ANGELES, April 26. La Fol'ctte will .-speak In this city tonight.
Morning Cable Rerort on page Ten)
Governor Frear stated at noon to
day that tho scherao to establish a
central sugar mill, as outlined In yes
terday's Star, was a private matter,
and that it was up to tho man inter
ested In tho affair to tell all ho
wanted ot about It, Tho governor saM
that tho government had no concern
In tho matter except, perhaps, tak
ing an interest in what may possibly
develop later on in connection with
Albert Horner, of the Hamakua
coast, Hawaii, Is deeply Interested In
the schome, and It is said that he
will mako his plans public within a
Should a company be formed tho
government would bo Interested, Inas
Mayor Fern wielded tho knlfo fun
cut tho Gordlan knot in tho tying up
of tho Frog lnno Improvement, at a
meeting of tho Oahu loan fund com
After some discussion of a report
by Doputy Attorney General Sutton, In
which tho governor's views wero quot
ed in favor of a change of plans, .Mr.
Tern suggested on tho map a method
by which tho Improvement can he
carried out, modified from tho orig
inal lines. By taking a littlo more
Innd from Goo Wan Hoy, on tho town
side, lio having generously olTdned
seven feet additional, and a shaving
off of ono or two lots on tho Ewa
side, together with a, reduction In
width from fifty to forty feet, tho
(Continued on Pago Five.)
are dissatisfied and have met in a
much as tho incorporation papers
would havo to bo filed with tho treas
urer. Tho government will only bo
interested otherwise In- regard to see
ing that everything Is In conformity
with the law as to public' lands and
That a central mill which, possibly,
! may bo erected on government land,
will bo erected Is tho idea of tho per
sons Interested. Tho main supply
of cano would como from homestead
crs' fields, and the best possible
prices would bo paid for tho cane,
j Horner has talked over tho matter
I w Ith tho governor, but the latter said
today that tho scheme would not como
within tho sphere ot tho government
and that It waB a private concern alto
gether. SAVES A LIFE
In a letter to Low G. Henderson, re
ceived this morning, Duko Kahana
moku statos that ho rocently saved a
man from drowning In tho Hygeta
Baths, Atlantic City.
Tho man, who was under the Influ
ence of liquor, sank to tho bottom It
the pool, and Duko dived and saved
Tho Hawaiian has won nnothor race,
this time In tho Adnms' Natatorlum,
Philadelphia. Duko defeated Shry-
lock, tho Intorcolloglato champion,
and Sanvllle, and received a silver
cup In 'lokon of victory.
The best Investment today la the
"Classified" page of The Star, It In
a certain dividend payer.