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Honolulu!! ., Mny 29
Mnkurn. i .Juno 19
Zcnlandla , , , , .Juno 18
ESTABLISHED 1882. No.
PROF. SEVERIN'S CHARGES
The afternoon meeting of tlio Com.
mlRslon of Public Instruction broko
Into n merry row today over tlio ro
appointment of 0. K. Cnpelnnd as n
supervising principal. Kor fully an
liour, up to tlio llmo tlio II ul lot In
went to press, charges niul counter
charges flashed hack and forth and
the pyrotcclinlcal outbursts of tlio Im
passioned orators created n heat that
had the cntlro assembly perspiring
Copeland's appointment is hotly op
posed by Superintendent Tope and
Mrs. Wilcox, mid his friends are
Judgo Stanley, Aiken and Molr. Tho
chargo against htm was Insubordina
tion, which Mrs. Wilcox and Popo sus
tained by showing a number of com
munications. His refusal to servo on
the languago commltlco of Urn recent
Mission of tho supervising principals
and the1 affidavit- of 'Principal flay,
roond, recently published hi tho Dul
I e 1 1 n , were cited. Commissioners
Stanley nnd Aiken refused flatly to
consider these, declaring they wcro
"besldo tho point."
Judgo Btanloy threatened to ro-open
tho cntlro wnr of the principals by de
claring that tho principals' meeting,
In his opinion, had been a dismal fail
ure, because they had turned In no'
minority report. Ho said tho unanimously-signed
report was entirely un
satisfactory, and repeated Aiken's as
sertion of yestordny, that Popo had no
business to bo sitting as chairman at
Hie supervising principals' sessions.
Tho other supervising principals ap
pointed up to tho tlmo tHo' Copcland
dlsputo aroso were as follows:
II. II. Ilrodle, Kauai; Kugcno Hor
ner, North and South Kolmla; J. D.
Marclcl, llllo and Kona; Miss Dertha
Den Taylor, Kan; O. S. Itaymond, La
Ilecause they believed that "the tlmo
was not ripe and the parents wero not
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ti tt it ti n it tt'tt it it u r it tt ti :t
( Special n ii 1 1 e 1 1 n Correspond nee.)
tt WASIIINOTON. I). C May 27 H
tt Oeorgo McK. McClellan this nft- Jt
it ornoon formally challenged tho tt
tt Hawaiian Star to publish any an- tt
tt thorltles alleged May 14 for that ti
tt papor'u declarations that ho was tt
ti a candhlato for Governor, Hln tt
tt cballcngo lo tlio paper to mako it
tt Us authority publio was issued II,
tt Immediately after reading tlio Is- tt
tt siio in which that paper referred it
tt to "authentic sources at Wash- it
tt Ingtnn" to back up Its stnto- tt
tt mcnlH. "If the Star lias this 'an- it
tt tbontlc' Information," said Mc- ti
tt Cleltan, "let it bo in ado public. I tt
tt challenge tlio Star to produce tho ti
tt authority It boasts of," tt
tt 0. S. ALBERT. tt,
ti it it ti ti tt ii it tt tt it ti tt ti ti ii ,
The next regular meeting of tho Ag
ricultural Seminar will bo hold nt tho
College of Hawaii, on Thursday, May
20th, 4-5 p, m. Tlio subject for dis
cussion will bo "Tlio Floral Zones of
Hawaii" and will bo presented by Mr
Ilock. All aro cordially Invited to at-,
tend this meeting, nnd to extend tho1
Invitation to others who may be In
A family of 12 committed suicide
together ut Huchnrcst, Iloumanla, bo
cuuso of llnanclul troubles,
TIED UP IN
Hundreds of dollars In time, nnd In
druyage, express ami baggage charges
were wauled today In what Is said to
be the wont freight Jam on the locul
From 8 o'clock this morning till nfr
lor noon thcro was a long lino of ex
press wagons nnd drays trying to
rrnch tho Intcr-Islniid wharves, nnd
at 10:30 o'clock this lino extended
from tho Klnaii whnrf out to Queen
street, eastward on Queen street to
Fort and along l-'ort to Lucas' mill
Ily actual count at this time there,
were sixty-three, drays In line, not
counting a dozen or more ut tho en
trance to the wharf and on the wharf
Itself. Tho steninorj. Iwnlnnl and
Ilclene were tho desired points to ho
Another big line of drays was try
ing to get freight to the next wharf,
where the Mauua Kea lay on onesldo
and the Kll.iura on the other.
Onicials of tho ilrnylng companies
declared this morning Hint In self-protection
they wilt Imvo to Institute a
system of charging extra for the tlmo
their hordes and wugons are tied up
In tho freight Jam, This morning
there were tlmen when It took more
than an hour for n dray to get ifour
or live blocks loathe Kliuiu wharf, nnd
timing by n watch showed that there
wero man y Instances of a movement
along tho lino only once In three or
once In II vn minutes. Then, ns a dray
would get olT the wharf und a llttlo
spneo b mode, tho wngons would creep
forward ten or twelve feet and again
be forced to wait five minutes.
liitcr-Islund oillclutM, In nn effort to
prevent tho blockade, allowed the
drays to dump tons upon tons of
freight on tho wharf Itself, where It
would luivo to bo handled again be
fore going Into tho steamers. Till
Was done so that the drays would he
able to movo faster, but even this did
not prevent the Jam that beenmo
(Continued on Page 4)
Twenty or more very subdued nnd
meek Spanish laborers left this morn
ing on tho Kllauea for Nnalehua plan
tation. They wero tho "strikers" who
declared last week nt tho territorial
Immigration station that unless tho
Territory would furnish them work at
certain plantations which they had
picked out, thoy wouldn't go to work
at all, but would stay nt tlio Elation
and mako. the Territory pay for It.
Secretary Kcarns, who gnvo the
men tha choice of half a dozen planta
tions at which to go to work, finally
turned them out of the station when
thoy refused to work at all, but thoy
nil came back and promised to bn
good, and this morning Ihcy wero
shipped off to Hawaii,
Acting fJovcrnor Molt Smith today
announced tho appointment of Reorgo
C. Potter to tho Hoard of Liquor LI
censo Commissioners for- Oaliu. Pot
ter succeeds Wlllard E. Drown, whoso
resignation was announced a few days
Wo have the largest stock In tha city
of both Granite and Marble.
Orders will have our prompt atten
tion, H. E. HENDRICK, Ltd.,
Merchant and Alaket
12 PAGES. HONOLULU,
BURLED IN ROW
Inspector Hamilton Makes Affidavit as to Prof. Sevcrjn's
Drinking Weinland May Go to Coast to Refute State
ments Endangering Banana and Pineapple Trade.
Honolulu, T. II., Mny 28, 1912.
Wlillo inspecting banana for the
shipment on tho Sierra of April 10 r spooling bananas a few feet away. I SANTIAGO, Cuba, May 28. TheCu
went to tho llelds of Leo Kin, of tho! Scvcrln poured out all but a llttlo ban Insurgents have burned 8000 tone
Mow Hop Wnl Company, to mako my
tegular Inspection. As I got off tho
street-car lo go down to tho llelds,1
three men got off tlio car and ono of
tbcm spoko to mo as wo walked down
tho road together. Then ho told mo
ho was working for the Collcgo of Ha-i
wall and that his namo was Sevcrln.
Then ho asked mo to see his work
with a Bpray ho was using to light tho
fruit-fly and other pests. After look-j
Ing nt this I asked him to go with mo
to Leo Kln'a lo watch my methods of.
Inspecting the bananas.
When wo got to tho Chlneso house.'
Leo Kin followed tho usual custom of.
asking us to bavo something to drink.
He-brought out a whisky bottlo and
some llttlo Chinese cups. He poured
oul four drinks ono for each of us.
I ."took mlno. Tho two young moti with
Sovcrln did not tako anything. Thoy
tcfusod. Then Sovcrln drank his and
both of theirs, too. Tho Chinaman
filled tho llttlo cups again, 'I drank
part of tnlnb and began Inspecting ba-
nanas. Sevorta again drank his cup-
fill nftcr asking the two young men
FIGHT ENDANGERS TRADE
"Prof. Severin told mo that Inspec
tor Hamilton wac crooked, and told me
about hia passing a Chinaman's ba
nanas after the Chinaman- had fur
nished him whisky, I told Severin
that I didn't believe it. I havo Inves
tigated Hamlllon'a work." II. A.
Wclnland, California representative.
"When Severin declares that I am
passing bananas because of what the
Chinese growers give me, he wilfully
and maliciously lies." Inspector Hum-!
Charges mndo by Prof. Henry Sov-
irln of Iho College of Hawaii that W.
C. Hamilton, Inspector for, tho Terri
torial Marketing Department, Is crook
ed, tlio charges being made to II. A
Welnland, of California, who la here
in tho fruit-fly campaign, havo called
forth tho most vigorous denial and do-
nunclatlnn from Hamilton, S, T. Star-
letl, Superintendent of Marketing;'
ami wctnianci, us wen ns irom ino
Chlneso banana-prnduccra that Sever
In Involved In his accusations and In -
Tho dovolonments todny aro tho ro-
suit of tho disagreement between Sov-
crln and tho others .In tlio fruit-fly
campaign. Sovcrln has been notorj.
ously out of sympathy with tho mens -
tires tho others aro taking to stamp
cut tho fruit fly If posslblo.
Moreover, Sovorln, It wns learned
ilndnv. bna been nreimrlnir to leave nn
tho Honolulan tomorrow morning for,verln drank whisky until he took tha
tho Const, and he has threatened to
SEVERIN SAYS "I
' Prof. Sovcrln was reached by tha
Bulletin over tlio telephone nt
2:30 o'clock this afternoon nnd asked!
as to the statements mado by Mr,
I "Hour mnnv drinks did he sav I
Innl, a, tl.la nn.aDlnnt" Cavneln nolnrl '
luun uii iiiio u.,-uau( , uu-utiu wu.w
"Seven," was tho reply,
"Ho's mistaken," returned Severin,
sharply, "I only took four,"
I He was usked If lie Is going to Cal
ifornia on tho Honolulan tomorrow,
I "Yes, I am," ho replied, and answer
ing a question aa to what lie Is going
Has the Interested Attention of
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912. 12
to drink. Then Sovcrln took tho bot
tle, poured out some, more whisky for
himself, and kept on drinking until ho
hud drunk seven cupfuls I was In-
whisky In tho bottom of the quart bot-
tic. Ho had drunk most of the quart.
nnd was still drinking when tho- Chi-
Hainan took tho bottlo away. Then
Scvcrln said, "I guess wo don't get any
At this place I Inspected 210 bunch-
cs of bananas, of which I threw out
f6, moro than 25 per rent., as Infected
with scale and "mealj'-bug." I
I did not know until afterwards that
tho man was Prof, Henry Sevcrln of
tho Collcgo of Hawaii did not know
It. In fact, until he hnd gono to II. A.
Wclnland. tho California man down
here, and accused mo of being crooked
and of passing bana.iaa because
Chlneso growers gave mo whisky.
When Scvcrln declares that I am
passing bananas becauso of what tho
Chlneso growers glvo me, he wilfully
and maliciously lies. '
W. C. HAMILTON,
Subscribed and sworn to before mo
this 2Sth dny of May, A. 1). 1912.
P. II. HURNrTTT.
Notary Public, First Judicial Clr-
' cult. Territory of Hawaii.
speak at tho convention of tho South-
cm California Fruitgrowers Associa
tion on June 12 and lo "expose" Ha
It wits practically decided today
that II. A. Wclnland will go to tho
.Coast at once also and present the
factB If Sovcrln or any agent of his
I attempts to deliver the threatened ad
j Welnland and Starrctt declare that
, Hawaii's fresh banana and plneapplu
trade with California Is almost .certain
to be killed if unfair reports nro
spread In California bh to Ota status
of tho light nnd tlio fruit-fly situation.
Tho history of tho controversy goes
men Bovcnil liiuiiuiH III It llllio wucil
Prof, Sovcrln was asked by the Col
lege of Hawaii regents to stop a lino
of Investigation and experimentation
ho was making with tho fruit-fly.
It was then stated In support of tho
tegents' action that Severin was at.
tempting to mnk.o tho fly breed unilor
oniireiy nruuciai couuitions aim inai
, ho was endangering tho fruit trade of
. Hawaii by unfair experiments and
Witnesses Uphold Hamilton,
Hamilton's Bworn affidavit Is borne
out In ovcry particular, so far as the
hoppcnlngn nt tho Chlneso banana
, man's jdnco aro concornod, by stato-
monts mndo to Iho llulletin by
Leo Kin nnd two or Ills men, Hung
Kok and Yuen Mow.
I-on Kin said this mornlnc that Ro.
(Continued on Paga 4)
ONLY TOOK FOUR"
to do there, ho said that lie hopes to
appear beforo tho Southern California
Fruitgrowers' Association and glvo a
lecture entitled "Tho
Methods of Control, Spread -and Mi
gration of tho Mediterranean Fruit
Fly In tho Hawaiian Islands."
"I do not enro to stato now Just
v,hat I shall say," ho said when ask-
cd what IH nlan of attack on nrescnt
moUiods of "nhUi "lo fir are To bo
Ho was tall of ami ton's eharees hut
Ho was told of Hajiilltons charges hut
would offer no comment except as
above quoted, either to affirm or deny,
i Aajiiv-liiffiil t-n-ita Lnhl.t
of cane, the property of the American
e a e
MEN TO CONTEST
,? All F"NCI8C. c'- My 28.
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1" 'two Taft delegate.
iAHoclnted rrcfl Cable.)
QLASSBORO, N. J., May 28
President Taft closed hia campaign in
New Jersey with a speech here at noon
today. Colonel Roosevelt is at his
home in Oyster Bay. The weather ia
lAsaoclnf-fl Vtfi Cat.l,)
PAUL, Minn, May 28 Wood-
,ow w"on hn ""' majority of
,he counties in the primaries, with 662
lBte Instructed, while Clark has
193 nd Br)"n 37- 8lxty-six are unln-
WITNESS STICKS TO
CTflRY AfiAlfJCT nARRDW
(Bpeclal nil II oil n Calilf.)
I nn AMnrl re r.l M.u oo
.w. -,...--, W-..M " fcw. .
George N. Loekwood, venireman who
declared that he was offered a bribe.
uy iiarvnce narrow agent in int
McNamara case, today maintained his
story under a rigid cross-examination.
Attorney Joseph Rogers shouted out
in court that the whole affair was a
ROCKEFELLER ON STAND
(fprclal nut let In Cable.)
NEW YORK, N. Y., May 28 John
D. Rockefeller today testified In the
oil suit regarding tho Standard Oil's
seeking to control the Waters-Pierce
FREE IRON RILL
(Knrclul Bulletin Cable.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 28. The
Senate today rejected by a volo of 12 j
to 60 Senator Cummins' substitute for
the House Iron and steel tariff bill,
which would put all tho ores except
lead and zinc under "free trade."
TORNADO WIPES OUT
IUWIM IN UM.AMUIVIA
(Special llulletin liable)
TIM QA riLla . Mat. 9fl Rtd.lnAl.
-w.,, v...... ...-, v. wr.,-.wvr,
fl(tn mi norfl, of lnis towni h
been wiped out by
killed three and injured many.
Tno rUBtfc8 of tho Montelloro con-
sr(1Kn 0, 10 rollx ,lllV0 .ibU-d
. . ., , .
" .V 'V,'?"' ,,e"Tl0'
" "le mtmory f Mr' onU M"' l8n"r
Btrnuil who wl,,u llown w,, lho Tl-
SENATE COMWIITTEE FINDS
LIVES SACRIFICED IN VAIN
No Need For Many To Die And
Few To Live--Steamer Ignored
(AssoN.ltid l'rene Cable)
WASHINGTON, D. C May 23. Tho Senate committee investigating
the sinking of the White Star liner Titanic today made Its report, the re
port furnishing another sensation of the long list due to the disaster.
The report declares that .the Titanic's compartments were not tight. It
reports that the steamer California, loss than nineteen miles away, saw the
signals of distress and ignorad them. This, the report declares, is a viola
tion of humanity usage. Enforcement of the law, It Is held, might have
saved all, but the capacity of the lifeboats was not utilized.
The report further censures the withholding of Information by the Whits
8tar officials after the disaster, and
8enator Smith, chairman of the committee, In a speech reviews the find
ings and censured Captain Lord of the California for his actions and the
coduct of hia ship.
The Third Dnttallon of the Second
Infantry, stutloned nt Kurt Shatter,
ciimo under tho oltlclal eyo of Lieu
tenant Colonel Hell, Inspector general
of tho Western Division, this morning.
Colonel Hell bus Just completed nn
exhaustive Inspection of the troops nt
Sehotleld I)arr:ul(8, rimstimlng nearly
three weeks, mid he will now put In
several iljyi, ut Kort Shatter. Tin
troop and equipment will bo thor
oughly looted cucr. und tho paperwork
will nlso bo Inspected.
This morning Colonel Hell begnnhis
Inspection nt S 30. The men were
turned nut In g.irrl'on uniform, und
were put through i number of close
order drills. Including dress parade, at
which the band of tho first Infantry
' got Us tlret opportunity 16' play then-
HA 111; DROWNED TO HIDE
- GUILT OF
1'ound drowned at tho public hatha
csterday, n Japanese baby girl Is bo-
llovcd to bo tho victim of n mother's
tragedy. Tho hnby Is believed by
physicians lo bn only four days old.
Tho Infant was carefully wrapped
In a Jnpaneso kimono, Snmo batheis
who wero enjoying themselves In the
water at Wulklkl bench saw u bundle
The matter of a satisfactory assess-
ment of betterments to tho proposed
widening of Hotel ptrcct was a topic
that brought out a fair delegation qf
Interested property-owners nt a spe-
clnl mooting railed tiv tbn Cltv mid
County Hoard or Supervisors last even-
I Following a considerable amount of
.,i i t. , i ...i., ,....
uibcuhhiuii UIO lluliru Willi Ulll low OX-
cc.,t0ns favored going nhend with an
assessment of betterments on n basis
or JlU.fili, (o bo taxed property-own- eir, nz.iu; loss oi Bpaco aunng. alter
era directly bcnollted by tho widening ntlons to building, one-half of rent for
f l'lllt portion of Hotel street tbat,to mouths at $300, total $1550, or
" ,,lcnr Intersection of Frt IMU0. ,.,, , q
street. Lompbell l.stato Property J. S.
Buiwrvlior Murray presented a vo-'spltrcr, $1500. It. W. Wnrham. $2250:
lumlnoiw array of llgures at tho gatl.-,Heo Kwong. $.132. Claim of Campbell
,,rng r businessmen and othors Inst i L'statcLund to bo taken for street-
oeuliig. According to tlio estimates (Continued on Page 6)
The merchant who will not advertise
LETS DU8INE88 SLIP THROUGH
HIS FINGERS and permitt It to go to
the man who does advertise, who tetla
the publio where he l. and what ha
has to sell, and how he sells It.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
urges laws to correct the shortcomings
new comrades through There was a
general rc lew of nil the troops at tha
post. Including the sanitary troops and
During the recent Inspection maneu
vers nt Schollrld, Major Wholley's bat.
Jullon hiked from Shnfter to Loilchua
In record lime, and went 'Into action"
ut tlio llnlsh of their march, taking
part in the three days' maneuvers and
going through the field ami camp In
spection with the reit of the regiment
nt that time It Is therefore likely
that this part of the work will be
omitted by the Inspector, nnd that he
will devote ti In time to drills and gar
The men wore ordered out again at
1 So tbls afternoon to contlnuo the in
spection. THE MOTHER
floating touard them. They picked It
up nnd on opening It found tlio dead
bnbe. Tho pollco wero notllled and
tho dead Infnnt was taken to tho tiov
eminent morguo for examination.
It Is rumored that tho mother of tho
Infant is n resident of Mollllll, and tho
(.elective force Is quietly at work on
OF HOTEL STREET
ns, pared down to the latest limit, tho
total cost foi widening the downtown
lliorourhfure will amount to 111.617.
This rum Is made up of the follow.
In? claluii. V W Damon and II. Cub
I mult ti, Kn baiiIi! hv I w nn,,mn.
F W. Damon !inl to bo taken for
I M root widening purposes, 188 Bquaro
feet, $10,000; reconstruction of build-
lln .u ..ah D,l...nn r,... il..l hu.l
h J" .owiiii,-" iui msm-i uj uuaiu
V appraisers, $3750; total, f 13.750. II.
Culmati Damage to stock, llxtures,
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