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HONOLULU, HAWAII. TUIDW. M Y 24, 1912.
For some time la alt year Star rcport-
crs were trying to trace up rumors
thai the several opium smuggling cas.es
being handled by the Federal authori
ties contained much bigger sensations
beneath tho surface. It was persistent
ly current gosdp that some higher
ups in the business community here
wero implicated in tho deals that re
sulted in the arrest of a "tourist" upon
a cabled order the moment he arrived
in San Francisco from Honolulu, to-j
gether with the apprehension here and
in Hllo of toveral steamship officers
and employes and two policemen of
the latter town. I
FOR REFUSAL 10
': "Put mo invtho mill if you want to.
I'll be damned. If I wash dishes." So
spoko Private John V. Franklin of
Troop F, Fifth Cavalry, to a sergeant
who had ordered him to perform this
species of military labor. 'Private j
Tranklin has since learned that It was
neither a wise nor valiant remark,
for a general courtmartlal, which sat
recently at Schofield Barracks, found
Private Franklin guilty of Insubordi-'
Ernest N. Smith, son of .Walter G.
Smith and a graduato of Punahou,
has been elected a member of tlie
Durlingame, Cal Board of Trustees
by a majority of two to one on tho
Republican Progressive ticket. He was
opposed by a Southern Pacific man
ahd beat the highest man on the op
position slate. Mr. Smith has had hi3
choice of trusteo positions and ia
chairman of tho flnanco committee.
He is with Halo Brothers, merchants,
of San Francisco, and also has charge
of the advertising of th&Easton addi
tion to Burllngame.
ABANDONMENT OF ARMY POSTS
WILL NOT BE HASTILY ADOPTED
(Special Correspondence of tho Star.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 12.
Members of tho Senate and House mil
itary committees aro planning to pro
'ldo for tho retention of desirable
military posts and the abandonment
or others through tho appointment of
a joint army and congressional com
mission with authority to oxamlno all
of the military posts of tho country
and to recommend to tho next con
gress what tho. status of each mili
tary post shall bo In tho future, and
which posts shall he abandoned and
which shall bo retained. Tho commit
tees of tho Senate and House aro not
inclined to follow tho recommenda
tions of tho Secretary of War. and
tho Chief of Staff in tho matter of
abandoning posts without making a
"Wait and sec," xrtn all that could be
got out of the sphynxllke district at
torney, Breckons, but ono grand jury
report after another was anxiously
awaited in vain nothing but compara
tively small fry were caught in the
"Mow comes news from San Fran
cIeto that millionaire residents of Ho
nolulu are implicated in the opium
ring's operations, though the report of
Harry Moflltt, the Federal secret serv
ice agent, who spent two months here
investigating the matter. The Examin
er of the 18th Inst, contains the fol
(Continued on page Four)
nation, sentenced him to the "mill"
at hard labor for ono month ana as
sessed him three months' pay. Gen
era! Murray, who reviewed the find
ings approves them, with the remark
that tlie sentence Is inadequate.
The reviewing officer was more leni
ent with Private Robert Cunningham
of the 105th company, Coast Aitillery
Corps. Cunningham was found guily
of assaulting a superior officer, m's-
conduct which led to his arrest by the
civil authorities, absence without
leave and violation of the C2nd irti
elo of war'which covers various things
not otherwise specified in the ar
tides of war. Cunningham for theso
oiTienses wa& sentenced to bo dishon
orabiy discharged from tlie army with
tho forfeiture of all pay and allow
ances, and to servo a term of ono
year at hard labor in prison. Gen
eral Murray mitigated this scntenco
to six months at hard labor and a
fine of $72.
Private . Charles Gulffre, while n
member of the 17th recruit company,
disappeared from Fort McDowell, Cali
fornia, Fob. 4,-and ten days later ap
peared at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii,
mid surrendered himself. Tlie private
having shown a credltablo desire to
rejoin the army by traveling a num
ber of weary leagues to givo himself
up was lightly dealt with. Tho charge
of desertion was changed to, that of
nbsenco without leave, to which ho
pleaded guilty and received a sen
tence of one month's Imprisonment
careful investigation of the entire sub
ject, and In order to do this Intend
to provldo In tho army appropriation
bill for tho creation of a commission
of omlnont rotlrod army officers and
of members of the House and Senate
military committees to examine tho
posts and report to congress whon It
reassembles December ne-xt. It Is ex
pected tho commission will have as
members Lieutenants Gonoral S. B. M.
Young and Arthur MacArthur; Majors
Gonoral Georgo M. Randall, Jesso M.
Leo and Charles F. Humphroy, Sena
tors Warren and Foster, Represent
atives Slnyden nnd Anthony. Pondlns
tho report of the commission no ac
tion will bo taken upon tho recom
mendation of tho Secretary of War
for the abandonment of varlouB west
ern army posts. '
By J. A. BRECKONS.
(Srecial Correspondence of the Stir.)
WASHINGTON, May 13. Shown the
Star's publication of tho rumorodv pro
posal of tho Kuhio League to tho
effect that Kalanianaolc Is to bo offer
ed the mayoralty of Honolulu, Rob
crt W. Shingle to bo named as Dele
gate and the Chamber of Commerce
bo allowed to name seven Republican
candidates for Supervisors of the City
sr.d County of Honolulu, Kuhio abso
lutely repudiated all knowledge of
rny such proposal.
"Tommyrot" was as near as trie
Delegate would come to a discussion
of the plan.
(The suggestion enme from Kuhlo's
side to a member of the Republican
Territorial committee, though not os
tensibly from Kuhio himself. Kuhlo's
repudiation of It would Indicate that
it was a tentative plan rather than a
definite one. Ed. Star.)
The trial of the Mahuka site cate
was resumed this morning with R. R.
Roidford still on the stand on be
half of the 'respondents. He was tub
jected to .searching cross-examination
at the hands of United States Distric
Attorney Breckons, after which Attor
ney Okon put more questions to hlrr
The questions and answers wer
chiefly technical. Breckons endeavor
ed to break down Reidford's valuation
of the property under discussion bu
tho witness .stuck to his guns, He stat
ed that in the Fort street block bo
tween King and Merchant streets tlie
property In the mlddlo of tho block
Is more valuable than that of the ma
(Special Cablo to The Star.)
WASHINGTON, May 24. Gcorg
McK. McClellan has resigned as priv
ate secretary of Delegate Kalaniana
ole, his resignation to take effect a
tho close of the session of Congress
Ho will engage In tho practice o
law either in Hawaii or California.
Tho three men Indicted by the ter
ritorial grand jury yesterday aftornoon
appeared before Judgo RobiiiBon this
I morning and wero arraigned, their
I pleas going over to next week. Manul
Ropoz Freltas, who Is charged with
assault and battery with a dangerous
weapon, seemed to think tho court pro
ceedings a hugo Joke. Tw'ce during
tho reading of the indictment ho broke
'out Into roars of laughter. Judgo Robin
son said ho failed to see tho Joko, but
, tho prltonor kept that as his own
Three of the indictments arc against
jChln Fan. Ono accuses him of crimi
nal c.asault on a girl loss than fourteen
years of ago, tho two others of a
similar crime against girls less than
' twelvo years of age. Ivan Gustkln ia
also accused of criminally -assaulting
a girl undor fourteen years old.
Tho Hawaii Promotion Committee
will Hold its weekly meotlng this aft
ernoon at, 4 o'clock.
By J. A. BRECKONS.
(Special Correspondence of the -tar.'
WASHINGTON, May 13. Rooen:
efforts on the part of Delegate Kalan'
anaole to Induce the Committc on
Territories to take up the Ilawiiian
National Park bill have met with tho
flat refusal of the chairman to allow
this measure to be censiderc! durln-r
tho present session. With tlie practi
cal certainty of a prolonged session,
tho Delegate has moved to urg- the
House committee to take up the park
bill on the ground that with adjourn
ment day still far away there was
ample time to discuss tho measure. J
Brigadier General M'. M. Macomb,
grand marclial for the parade on Me
morial Day, lias named the uii Itary or
ganizations which will hive, places
in the parade, together with the or
der of march.
The following organizations will par
ticipate with the George W. De Lon'-'
Post No. 45 G. A. R.
From Fort Shafter The First In
By J. A. BRECKONS.
(Special Correspondence of the Star.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 13. Tho
House Committee on Immigration is
still considering tho Immigration hill
passed by the Senate. Very strong
prrosuro is being brought to bear to
have the Committee eliminate the en
tire literary test carried In the bill.
It is believed if tho literacy tost Is
retained it will bo modified so as to
except Hawnii from Its provisions.
For the first time In ts history tb
Hawaiian Bar Association has been
requested directly from Washington
to recommend a person for a Terri
It happened this morning when a
cablegram was rccelvod by tho As-
elation from Attornoy General Wick
ersham requesting' It to recommend a
sultablo porson for appointraont as
successor to Judgo Hardy, of tho fifth
circuit court, Kauai, resigned.
Tho attornoy goneral, it will bo re-
raombered, followed tho recommenda
tions of tho local bar association In
proforenco to those of Govornor Frcar,
when ho appointed Chief Justice Rob
ertson and Associate Justice Do Bolt
to tho supremo court.
"It la tho first tlmo such a request
has been received by tho association,"
President D. L. Withlngton of that
body said this morning, "but I regard
Order Of Parade
On Memorial Clay
It os qulto appropriate.fiJIn fact I havenoy. General WIckcrsbara
Chairman Flood, who has said frrm
the first that he was not in favor of
considering this bill during the pres
ent session, continues to bold that
It Is evident that tho park' bill, be
cause it would necessltato an appro
priation, Is to be made ono of tho ob
jects of Democratic "economy," and
will not bo considered during tho
picsent session although, with the
date of adjournment now practically
put over to tho middle of the s immer
at least, the committee would bo able
to find nmplo time for its considera
tion. fsmtry band and tho third battalion
of the Second Infantry with the com
From Fcrt Rugcr The Commanding
Officer and the Provisional Battalion
of the Coast Artillery Corps.
General Macomb as grand marshal
will havo as his staff Lieut. Col. Ar
chibald Campbell, adjutant general;
Captain Clyfford Game, quartermaster,
and Second Lieut. Frank M. Andrews,
aide de camp.
The parade will form at the Excel
ti.o grounds at 0: 15 o'clock, tho morn
ing of May 30, and at 10 o'clock will
take up the march for Nuuanu ceme
tery In tho following order:
Grand Marshal and Staff,
nand of First Infantry.
Provisional Battalion Coast Artillery.
Third Battalion of Second Infantry.
U. S. Marines.
Organized Militia of Hawaii.
G. A. R.
Spanish War Veterans.
United Order of Red Men.
been working for this for some tlmo
"Tho Kauai appointment is a somo
wtiai difficult mattor." Mr. Withlngton
continued. "Whilo tho judgo, bavin
to resldo there, should he a man wh
will get along well with tho peoplo o!
that community, ho ought at the same
tlmo to bo a pretty fair lawyer.
"So far as I can learn, tho associa
tion Is favorable to Mr. Ashford.
Whothcr ho would tako tho position
is another quostlon, as his practlco is
probably worth moro than tho salary
of tho judgo.
"Mr. "Ashford was turned down by
tho association for another Judgeship,
not on lila own account hut hocauso
of certain methods used by othors to
Tho Kauai Judgeship will como be
fore tho annual meeting of tho asso
ciation on Wednesday next, as had
been decided some dgys beforo the
request for action camo from Attor-
OF NEW JERSEY
(Associated Press Cbles to the Star.)
NEW YORK, N. J., May 21. President Taft Is at Trenton and Colonel
Roosovelt Is at Jersey City headed in an opposite direction nnd ending his
work at Trenton. La Folletto is In
State closing his campaign.
Hold Balance of Power
CHICAGO. May 24. Members of tho NnMnnnl nnnnhiiran nnmmtt..
- - . w wuua ij.ruw IhVO
state that neither Taft nor Roosovelt have enough votes to control tho
action of tho convention and that the uninstructed delegates hold tho bal.
anco of power.
VISIT CANDIDATE WILSON.
TRENTON. N. J.. Mav 21. Delecates tn thn Intnmntlnnni Wi,.icnti,
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Congress now meeting In Philadelphia to the number of 260, visited Gover
nor Woodrow Wilson today.
ACCUSES HIS COLLEAGUES.
WASHINGTON, May 21. Representative Fitzgerald today declared that
Representatives were guilty of petty grafting in the course of a debate on
the proposal, which was lost, to curtail telegraph franks.
SAN DIEGO PROTECTS FLAG.
SAN DIEGO, May 24. A man calling the flag a dirty rag was beaten
and driven out by an angry crowd today. Attorney General Webb has ar
HAVEMEYER'S TRUST TRICKS.
NEW YORK, May 24. B. F. Hottel of Fort Collins at tho sugar hearing
today, described Havcmeyer as blocking the independent factory in 1902. Ho
aid his purchased sites adjoins (t.
THE RESULTS AT COLUMBUS '
COLUMBUS, O., May 24. The official count of the primary vote In this'
city gives Rocvjevelt thirty-four delegates and Taft eight.
THE DAR ROW JURY.
LOS ANGELES, May 21. Thirteen Darrow jurors hnve been sworn and .
District Attorney Frederick has .stated tho case.
THE YORKTOW N SET ASIDE.
VALLE.IO, May 24. The gunboat Yorktown has gone out of commia-
8ion- ratlins ; ,
DENMARK'S KING BURIED.
ROSKILDE, May 24. The late King was buried today in tho abbey.
HEAT MORTALITY IN PITTSBURG.
PITTSBURG, May 21. Six people
(Morning Cable Iteiort on page ten)
With tears streaming down his
cheeks, and his rugged shoulders
shaken by emotion ho could not re
press, Captain Henry Bergor received
today tho envelope containing a certi
ficate of deposit for ?2000 In his favor,
expressive of tho esteem in which ho
la held by scores of his follow citi
zens In Honolulu. Tho presentation
took placo at the noon-day luncheon
at tho Commercial Club, In tho prea
enco of several hundred business mon
vl'o occuplod ovory avallnble. bit of
ppaco in tho largo dining hall. George
W. Smith, representing tho committee
of tho Merchants' Association and of
the Chambor of Commorce, made the
presentation, at tho close of a inoatj
pleasing and sympathetic address.
'Soldom has any occasion over
brought together a largor or more
representative body of business men
hi Honolulu, than did this lunch given
by tho Commercial Club in honor of
Honolulu's bandmastor a servant of
tho peoplo who haB served thorn
faithfully and zealously for forty
years through storm, and peace, and
only now lays aside his baton tern-
the central and northern part of the
have d'od of the heat hero.
porarily for a brief visit to his nativo
land. And every man who attended
did so with a most kindly aloha for
the man who has played his part In
Hawaii's affairs as earnestly and otTi
ciently, and who probably loft his lm
rrlnt as dcoply as any other one man.
At tho largo round tablo at tho
hed of tho room, with Captain Borger
In his characteristic white uniform ia
the placo of honor, wero seated G.
Frod Bush, vice president of tho Con
morclal Club, who performed tho ifu
ties of toastmnstor; F. A. Schaofer.
George W. Smith, W. O. Smith, J. F.
Ilaekfeld, C. P. laukea (representing
ox-Queen Lllluokalanl), E. I. Spali)
Ing and F. W. Macfnrlano.
(Continued mr Pago Five)
FREIGHT SLING INJURES WORKER
This morning about 10:40 a Japaneso
laborer nnmod S. Matsumoto, workins
aboard tho stoamor Niihau at tho Ma
una Loa wharf, was struck by a sling,
of freight and sustained cuts on hla
head and back.
Tho injured man was remored to