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Tnw 2365 star b.,a,. office The Largest Daily Paper in The Territory second edition.
HONOLULU, HAWAII. THt'RSDW. M Y 30. 1012.
Troops of the regular army, kHakl
clad companies representing the Na
tional Guard ot Hawaii, helmeted ma
rines, cadets In blue and gray, paraded
this morning through the city In honor
of the veterans who wore the blue In
the great struggle between the north
and south fifty odd years ago.
Not only wao the military In line to
show the reverence In which the sol
diers of the Civil War are held In
Honolulu, but officers of the territorial
and city governments, members of
civic societies and the veterans of the
Spanish-American war parsed In re
view nTong streets lined -with silently
respectful hundreds who, with flowers
in their hands, viewed the procession
which marks the annual celebration of
The parade was formed at the cap!
tol grounds at 10 o'clock this morning,
under the direction of Brigadier Gene
ral Malcolm Macomb, grand marshal,
and his staff, Lieut. Col. Archibald
Campbell adjutant general, and Eieut.
Frank M. Andrews, aide de camp.
Preceded by a platoon of mounted
. police the marches passed from the
capltol ground.3 to King street wlthj
the band of the First Infantry playing
nn appropriate air. Afterward came
,tho provisional battalion of the coast
artillery in company front, with the
Third battalion of the Second Infantry
The band of the National Guard of;
Hawaii led that organization playing a
medley of patriotic airs. The IT. S.
WALTER G. SITU APPOINTED
SPECIAL PROMOTION AGENT
FOB HAWAII 01 THE MAINLAND
Yesterday afternoon Walter G.
Smith, of the Star, was appointed to
a position as mainland representative
of the Territory, under direction of
the Promotion body. Mr. Smith has
accepted tho place, but will probably
not take up his new duties for some
timo. His work will have, to db with
publicity In general for tho Islands,
which ho will probably accomplish
largely through tho mainland pres3
and from tho lecture platform.
While the appointment ot Mr. Smith
comes as a general surprise to tho
public, tho matter has been under
consideration for soveral weefcs by
the Chamber of Commerce where the
idea was first suggested, and In tho
other business organizations of the!
city Identified with organized promo
tion work. There was little opposi
tion but tho announcement was not
mndo until details, by which tho busi
ness men will provldo for meeting the
Increased financial responsibility put
upon the Promotion Committee, had
been worked out.
In speaking about his now work
Mr. Smith said:
'T shall bo under tho guldanco of
tho Promotion Commlttcco, andex
pect that my wck will be largely aiong
lines of writing nnd lecturing. Then'.
every now and thon a big 'scaro' ot
ono kind or another Is worked up on
tho mainland, In which Hawaii figures.
Wo have had our Japanese war scaroB
and leprosy scaros and cholera,'
plague and other genres, most of,
which liavo llttlo or no real
foundation, but which Injure tho good
namo of tho islands. It will ho my
purpose to do what I can to tell the
facts regarding those mattors to peo
WRIGHT, THE AVIATOR,
marines from Camp Very swung along
just ahead of the Kamehameha school
cadets, who made an extremely credit
able appearance in their gray uniforms
with white belts. Then there appeared
a large coach moving at a slow paco'
In which cat the few veterans of the
great war who are gathered together
hero as the Georgo W. DeLong Post
No. 45, G. A. R. The old soldiers wore
the blue with the slouch hats which
mark the Grand Army man, and the
spectators cheered for the first and
only time as these men went by. Each
of these had flower,? with which to
strew the last resting places ot their
comrades at the cemetery.
After (he Men of '01 came the vote
rar,? of a later war, the Spanish
American veterans representing Mans
field Camp No. 3 of Fort Shatter and
the Roosevelt Camp of Honolulu.
Acting Governor Mott-Smlth and his
staff, and Mayor Fern and the super
visors, were In carriages. The Red
Men and the St. Lou'.? College Boys
with W. R. Farrlngton, the orator of
the day, were also In line.
The procession, with the bands play
ing, the stars .and stripes and the ban
ners of the various organization.?, flut
tering In the morning sun, passed
along Kins Ltreet to Alakea, thence by
"way of Alakea and Emma to Vineyard,
from Vineyard to Nuuanu and thence
Out to the cemetery where the exer
cises were held.
The streets wero lined with specta
tors along the entire line of march
through the down town district, men
ple interested 0,1 possible tourists or
"I know Secretary Wood In San Di
ego, before ho camo hero to take Jp
his present work, and I am familiar
with what ho did there. I am inter
ested in this kind of w.ork, and I.jo
lieve, that Mr. Wood and I will agree
In methods of working for Hawaii."
Secretary Wood this morning re
pressed great satisfaction at the out
come of tho plans which have been
brought to a successful issue through
Mr. Smith's appointment. Ho outlined
briefly tho work ho has In mind for
Mr. Smith, which would seem to In
TO BE FOURTH OF JULY ORATOR
"This romlnds mo," said Johnny (
Martin this morning as ho looked at(
tho passing show, "of when I deliver
ed a Fourth of July day horatlon In
San Francisco. You see our Sunday
school wanted to observe tho great
day and wo couldn't And no horator.J
S mo an' another Englishman nnmcdj
Wilson undertook to get, up a cele
bration worthy ot tho day. 'E said
'o would wavo tho Hamerican flag If
I would speak tho piece. I said I
wan't no man for that, boln" an Eng-'
llshman, but 'o said somebody 'nd to
do It an' I might as well. So I got
up an' told 'ora that tho British gov-'
ernmont Intended to give you Hnmer-'
leans your freedom when you was fit
By John M. Giles.
With slowing stej) the veterans comc,';
Still in their ears the muffled drum,
That sounded in the years gone by.
! t As l'cnvoi to the awful strife
" ' That took its deadly toll of life.
2 With slowing step the people come,
X Still in their ears the shrilling drum
2 That called for bloody sacrifice
g Tear-dimmed and proud they set in place
Garlands to mark the resting place.
2 Not to the children sounds the drttm
But icvcrcncc deep of honor won,
Wells up within their breasts.
And visions are of shrilling drum
. And answering shout, "Fight on, we come."
and women and children of many races
showing their sympathy with the cere
monies -which mark a nation's tribute
to its honored dead.
i The order of march of the parni'e
was as follows:
I Mounted Police.
i Grand Marshal and Stiff,
j First Infantry Band.
Provisional Battalion Coast Artillory
' Third Battalion, Second Infantryl
dicate that the now promoter will
find his hands pretty full.
"It Is my Idea," said Mr. Wool,
"to have Mr. Smith first spend sev
eral weeks in San Francisco, where ho
Is so well acquainted, and thero get
in close touch with the various com
mercial bodies, railway agencies and,
of course, with tho press. In this
last Mr. Smith, ot course, will n"ot
need any coaching. I may say Just
here, that Mr. Smith will devote most
of his efforts In getting In touch with
people and organizations which como
into contact with the traveling public,
and with the various lines of trade,
such as chambers of commerce,
boards of trade, railroad and steam
ship passenger departments, and trav
el bureaus. Of course through such
rthannols as these ho will doubtless
be brought before mljced audiences
from time to time, but our main work
Is with tho people who are instru
mentnl In guiding and shaping tho
courso of travel generally.
"Just as a rough outline of what 1
(Continued on pag- Four)
for It, but you wouldn't wait. I wai
a-goln' nlong Hko that, beln reason
able, when a big fellow got up an'
said: 'You shut up. We don't want
no moro o' that. That's no way to
talk." 'Well,' I answered, you get up
an' do It, thon! What did you get
an Englishman for to speak any how?"
"Ho said nothln' In roply excopt
to mo to get offon that platform.
"Thon thoro was a yoll ot approvin'
language an Wilson ho waved tho
Hnmorlcnn flag. Thon I sang 'Rulo
Britannia, but boforo I got alf through I
tho Sunday school superintendent ho
got up and said: 'Hoy, brothor Wil
son, you nnj Brother Martin hotter
git right out of tho back door. Wo
wont an' that spoiled too whole thing."
United States Marines.
National Guard of Hawaii.
Kamehameha School Cadets
Geo. W. Do Long Post, G. A. It
Spanish War Veterans,
Independent Order Red Men.
St. jLonls College.
Orator of the Day.
Governor and Stair.
Mayor and Srr orvlsors. '
"One of two things that particularly ,
impressed me on my lato visit to
I"i!o," said II. Gooding Field this
morning, "was the general spirit of
cooperation which existed among Ihe
business men of that town in matters
of public interest.
"The public Improvements that are
being made thero are remarkable for
the present slzo of the place, all of
which aro being undertaken with an
apparently certain knowledgo of tho
commercial importance of the Island
ef Hawaii and of HIlo in particular.
Naturally thero Is a spirit ot rivalry
between tho coining town of HIlo ani
Honolulu, but it Is an exceedingly
"The good people of HIlo aro most
nnxious to cooperate with Honolulu
In nil matters which might affect tho
Interests of tho Territory at large,
and the Hilo board of trado so ex
pressed Itself at tho meeting that was
held thoro when the matter of an
export Investigation of their civic af
fairs by myself was taken up.
"In order to. foster such a health
ful cooperation of Interests tho sug
gestion wns made that, apart from nn
annual convention of tho various civic
organizations, sonio pjan bo adopted
wheroby tho various islands could 'ha
represented as independent units In
ono largo territorial organization.
This nrrnngomont would not moan
nfllllation of all theso bodies, but Tie
more in the line ot a federation 'of
public bodios which would bo In a
better position to discuss puroly isl
and matters than would othorwlso be
the case. This suggestion was mado
looking to tho fact that nlroady stops
had been taken In Honolulu for tHe
consolidation of tho civic bodlos of
AT NUUANU CEMETERY.
People of every description hun
dreds of them of every nationality
and from all walks of life, parents
nnd children, grandfathers and grand
mothers, young men and girls still In
their teens thronged Nuuanu emctery
all morning from sunrise to far Into
Some came to decorato the graves
of their departed ones, still others
came from mere cnriaslty to ,?eo what .
was going on, while over a thousand j
crowded as near as possible to tho
small plot of ground where the bodies
of the deceased G. A. R. veterans have
been laid, in order to hear the Me
morial Day services. Ana again thoro'
was a motley collection of yelling,
screaming orientnls who brought their,
lunches and families with them and
proceeded to turn the National day!
of mourning into a gala occasion.
It was a peculiar contrast. While
small grouos of friends and relatives'
of the departed ones passed among
tho graves distributing their offerings
of flowers and leis. a motley con-'
course ot Asiatics forced tliclr way
through the crowded paths, gabbling
at tho tops of their voices and bawl
ing out orders to their children who
'occupied their time in attempting to
cull carnations from the decorated
A host of unsavory urchins retail
ing soda-pop, chewing gum and leis
ran to and fro crying their wares
while the cigarette-smoking women
(Continued on I'agb Flve.1
Oalm into ono central organization.
With similar consolidation of the civic
Interests in the other islands and
their representation in a territorial
civic body, It was suggested that tho
benefits accruing to tho islands gen
erally from such a stop would bo most
A special meeting of tho Oahu Con
tral Improvement Committee will bo
held at the rooms of the Merchants'
Association, Nos. -15 and 4G, Alexan
der Young building, at 7:30 tomorrow
evening. Business Plans for propos
ed clean-up day, report of committoo
on parking of Kalakaua avenue and
any other business that may properly
come beforo tho meeting.
To seo his brothor, whom lie has not
seen for mnny yoors, and lncldontally
to tee Hawaii, Charlos Josoph Wills,
head of two big contracting Arms,
nccompanled by his wlfo, is stopping
over a steamer on his way to Canada.
Ills brothor is Thomas C. Wills, gone
ral morchant and pottmtvjter at Pa-!
hala, Hawaii, arid ono of tho oldtlmo
roaldonts of the Islands, who Is ox-;
pectod down by Iho Mnuna Ken on1
Saturday to greet him. Mr. Wills and'
his wife aro quartered at tho Young
Hotol. They will probably mako a trip
to tho Big Island noxt week, boforo
continuing their journoy.
Tho trip which Charted Joieph Wills
Is taking Is not primarily for pleasure
instend he Is going to northwest Can
ada where he Is Interested In tho con
HIS OHIO HOME
(Associated Press Cbleo to the Star.)
GETTYSBURG, Pa., May 30.-Co!Onel Roosevelt delivered the Memorial
day address here. He said the nation must face great existing evils In a
spirit of lofiy idealism. "
WASHINGTON, May 30.-Presidet Taft delivered the Memorial day ad
dress today at Arlington cemetery. Ho said It was the people's duty to up
hold tho principles of tho government and protect Us Institutions.
FIVE HUNDRED MILE AUTO RECORD.
INDIANAPOLIS, .May 30. Joe Dawson with a National machine, won
today the COO mile race, breaking the world's record for cars of COO piston
displacement In six hours, twenty -ono minutes and six seconds, an average ot
7S.72 miles an hour. Tho other cars that competed were a Fiat Mercer
Stutz, Stutz-Vv'hltc end Lozier. ' '
PENSION BILL PASSES.
WASHINGTON, May 30.-The House has passed the pension appro
priation bill previously reported to tho House, carrying $16,450,000, an in
crease of $1,250,000, to meet the claims of tb0 Sherwood dollar-a-day law.
TICKETS TO CONVENTION. 1
CHICAGO, May 30. One hundred thousand requests for ticket- to tho
national convention have been mnde. $50 are offered for seats and the prlco
may reach $100. There will bo 11.1SS seats In all.
AEROPLANE HITS GRAND STAND.
SEATTLE, May 30. Aviator Turpin dashed into the grand stand today
while making a flight, Injuring twenty people, one fatally. Among tho
number were six women. ,
PHOENIX, Ariz., May 30. Clark
miliary votes ot Arizona. Wllsqu received but a few hundreds.
TAFT MEN FOR ROOT.
WASHINGTON, May 30. The Taft men have been polling their delegates
und say they will probably support Root for chairman.
AVIATOR WRIGHT DEAD.
DAYTON, O., .May 30.-Wilbur Wright, tho aviator, died at S;15 this
morning, surrounded by the members of his family
fMoruinp Cnblo Iti- ort on page ten)
House of Captai Fife
Ss Destroyed by Fire
Captain Piltz ot the steamer Iwalanl
had his Kallhi residence destroyed by
lire early this nfternoon.
Th0 house, which is situated on Ka
mehamoha IV road near Rose streot,
was burned to tho ground and the
damage to houso and contents Is esti
mated at about $2000.
Jean Garcia, suspected of being con
cerned in the attempt to bum tho
Alea storo last November, was arrest
ed last night at Ewa and brought to
struction of about 200 mllcv of railroad
line for tho Canadian Northern Rail
way. He comes hore from India,
whoro ono of his firms is just finishing
up dock work In tho port of Bombay,
amounting to about two million pounds
Mr. Wills la bond of two large Lon
don firms engaged In goncral con
struction contracting. Ono of thoso Is!
known as Charles Josoph Wills & Sons,
and the other. Price, Wlll.s & Reoves.
Both of theso Arms havo done a groat
doa' of work In the Far East In India
and Egypt ta woll as nt homo, and In
Canada. The work being dona for tho
Bombay Pprt Trust Is vory oxtenslvo,
Ills company taking the contract olght
years ago. It will be flntehpd noxt
(Coutlnuod on pago Four)
gets ninety per cent of tho
Captain Piltz is out of town and
Mrs. Piltz was out of town when tho
fire started. Tho cause is unknown.
The alarm was turned In from Box
03 and an cnglno went out from tho
Tho Piltz house wns formerly own
ed by Ren Zablan.
AT LAST ARRESTER
After the storo was robbed Garcia
was arrested and a numbor of arti
cles stolon from tho storo found la
his possession. Tho Porto RIcan ex
plained tho finding of the goods 'fly
stating that ho had been given them
by Rodriguos, tho notorious jail-break-or,
who was then at largo.
Garcia was roleased on tho under
standing that ho should trace Rodri
guos If posslblo and supply tho police
with Information as to his where
abouts. Ho thon disappeared and ha
not been seen by tho local pollc0 un
til ho was arrostod yostorday.
Moanwhllo Rodrlgues was captmd
and confossod to having robbed tho
Alea storo and attempted to burn tho
plnco, with tho assjstanco of Joun
Joseph J. Hornor, sixty-two years
of ago and for thlrty-throo yoars a
resldont of Hawaii, dlod at Paaullo
on Friday last. H0 was a brother ot
William, Albert nnd Robert Horner,
Mrs. Blacow and Mrs. Taylor, and ho
leaves four children, one being Mrs.
Coulter, tho well-known tonnU play-or.