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VOL. LV. NO 28.
ITS PACT WITH
American-Hawaiian Will Adopt Its
Own Rules for its Own
TELLS COMMISSION OF PLAN
Action Follows Pilikia With Dray-age
Tho Amcrlc Steamship ,trado n t"c company's books. The
ubrnptly terminated its BOn tllat no more than these half-dozen
agreement with tho "board of harbor received tho notes was because tho
KnTnnmr will if- nn.i women who left them on the counters
ply the government 'a tuIos and
lotions on" its own leased wharves, but
will presently issue rules and regulations
of its own making. It hopes to
give consignees nioro time in which
to remove shipments.
Tho action of tho American-Hawaiian
lino was the culmination of
troubles started a few days ago by tho
draynge companies in notifying con-
liimnna flint- tliiiv ivnnlfl liprpnfter
clargo for. detention and bxtra labor
on cargo discharge from the Amori-
can-Hawaiian steamer Virginian
"Plea so be adwscd," writes the
company to tho commission, "that
hereafter this companV villi niako such
rccnlationa and rules for tho handling
of freigjit on its wharves as it may
-deem necessary for tho best interests
of its patrons, and that therefore tho
agreement made, by us to bo bound by
your wharf regulations is hereby abrogated."
Iho patrons of tho lino wero
also nojifipd of this action, and it is
aridcretood that they arc in hoarty accord
-with steamship company's
Qivo Moro Time.
Tho new rules will give the con
signees about nuy "por cent moro tuna
AmMA tiAi Ivntrvhta from tho
toemqg $evr freights
"whrarVd"'oi "the. "American-Haw aiian
company and all will have an average
of from eight to nmo 'days.
Tho experience of tho steamship
company has shown that the government's
regulations working a hardship
on Honolulu merchants inasmuch
as they aro compelled, in Bomo instances,
to hau , an unreasonable
amount of freight in tho time proscribed.
This of itseif causes congestion,
aa under present conditions all
consignees aro anxious to avoid paying
demurrage, and consequently there
are. moro drajs concentrated on tho
work, than would otherwise bo needed.
When the harbor commission framed
and passed its rules, and regulation,
the mcrchnnta were not' in full accord
with the limit of time set for the
of cargoes. There were
I -turns mado by tho commission in tho
enuc of freight for shipment oor the
Oahu Railroad lino, und by the Inter- ovon if they aro not quite suro of
steamers' to other island ports, j selves."
and local merchants still consider that
this works an injustice against the
Honolulu consignees., Tho Tulcs specified
that while freight for Honolulu
merchants must bo hauled off within
ti -specified time, freight for merchants
ouUido of Honolulu may remain upon .
.tin . ,. . 4Viw. nf t i lrvt fn- n Lnff
- na .n.- .m6c w :
Dray Companies Benefit i
The American-Hawaiian company is .
uoiioveu 10 nave roacueu 1110 con-
Continued on Page eight.
FAMED PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Dr. Charles William Eliot, President-
(Emeritus of Harvard "University, is duo
to arrive in Honolulu Juno 25, by tho
Tenyo Maru, for a week's stay. Notico
of his coming -was received yesterday
mi a cablegram from Shanghai by D.'li.
Ifithington, president of the local Har
vard Club. -The cable was sent in reply
to an invitation to Doctor Eliot to ho
She guest of tho club during his stav in
(Honolulu. A tontativo program has al-
(ready been nrrnuged which includes
pne Jnrgo public meeting nt which
Eliot wilf make nn address, and a
llnner at the University Club.
President Wiot ih making a trip
lirpuad the world in behalf of tho ox
cutivf coiiimittue of the Carnenie
?eaee Foundation; his special purpose
Jeing to study public opinion,
in tho Far Kast, jon peace,
tho nations and of determining
iow tlio resources of tho foundation
onld bo used most effectively. He left
.i,, j ,tm. iiu,uuiUD iWIU Will
:et homo in July,
Wnilo at Kanily. Ceylon, in Dceombor.
president Eliot was operated unon for
Ippoadicitis, but apparently ho lias now
wen recovered rrom iiie illness ns to
able to carry out. exeent for not
Iisiting Tndla, practically the original
rogram of his trip.
uoetoT lajot M accompanied by Mrs,
ny mo gronaaauguier, miss xtutn
Let Local Merchants Know That
They Won't Buy Articles
"I will not buy anything advertised
on billboard ns long
as I can find a substitute, or as
a lnat report, go without.
Signed. "MRS. SMITH."
Half-a-dozen merchants liavo, dur
ing tho W3ck, found llttlo slips of
bearing tho words given above, lying
on their desks upon tho departuro
o a customer. Signed to each was a
nnmo of a more or less steady patron,
representing a comfortablo amount of
i - of thclr tradespeople no nger visit tho
firms who indulgo in general billboard
Campaign Is On.
It was not until ssveral days ago
that tho frequent occurronco of theso
little notes warned a portion of tho
business community that the campaign
amongst tho woman and against bill-boards
had commenced. No ono seoms
to know just how, when or whero or
by whom it was started. Tho ''I" in-
stead of tho"wo" gives no evidence
,of an or(,anizea caulp!,,W but tho
' b '
.. J - . ,
'aty of the notes in brevity and
pofo. if not in expression indicate that
the inevitable protest lias at last insisted
upon making itself heard.
A. woman patron of a big local public
scrvieo corporation yesterday entered
its office to pay her bill and while taking
hor receipt, rather timidly placid
the note, quoted above, on the counter.
Tho managor saw it and picked it up
beforo she left, read 1$ and ytfered her
his congratulations aud best wishes for
J'lj'm not a billboard advertiser," he
said, later. "Formerly I more or less
sympathized with the billboard people
Now,vhowovorpl anr about to mOvo into
a 'particular" district which unhappily
1b not recognized as such by Mr.
rrnzier Jind which is entirely surrounded
by billboards. v
, "This "makes the sixth note I have
received.. Soven wqmen won't be ablo
to jlo much towards getting rid of the
billboards, hut they aro nt least tho
drop before the shower that comes
tho downpour and seven hundred
women -will clean this town of billboards
in just a month.
Sanie Old Trick;
"All that is necessary is to givo
theso women a little backing. They aro
rathor timid now becauso agents of the
billboard people havo been going
around saying there is 'twenty years
ttt hard labor' in this" campaign for
the lioople who conduct it, and I think
it is miglity plucky for those few wo
men to call that hluT as thnv linvn ilniin
The report that tho billboard agents
aro sticking by tho absurd "scare"
that twoniy years at-hard labor is provided
by law fof thoso who indulgo in
a "boycott" such as this, has come
from moro than this sourco. Charles It.
Frazler. the billiard man. however, do-
Utn.. ti I .. i a1. .il.l '
u. ui ii uiinL'r iu uiu articles ill
The Sunday Advertiser where tho first
Btatemorit appeared. Tho denial, in
which Mr. l'razier stated that ho did
not know nnvthinc of such wnminim
apncarcil in an aitornoon nnncr veatnr
IS COMING HERE
PEESIDENT EMEBITDS EUOT
Of Harvard, who will visit Honolulu
Eliot, aud by his secretary, Mr. Roger
rivica vjiurvaru 'ino party plans
to proceed to San Francisco by tho
Persia on July 2.
CONVICTIONS WITHOUtA VOTE DO NOT COUNT
3 hWLhoV Ci I w thVbsVeotv oTMe
HOW ABOUT IT,
NO EXTRA ES5J0J OF THE
There will be' no extra session of thel
legislature at tho instance of tho territorial
sanitation commission, , whinh ,.
mado its report to 'the Governor
iay. Not only did tho commission lcavo
out of its recomninllilntifi'tiM nv nrn.
'posal of such a session, but
:.iui utuij;o a, vjuciit, cuairnmn, siatea
jesteruay, loiiowing tlio tiling' of thfe
report ana alter lie had addressed tho
Commercial Club on tho subject, that he
did not expect that thoro would bo a
session ,for sanitation purposes. He was
rather of the opinion tiiat tho commission's
report, which is a very comprehensive
one, should be left for nublic
I discussion before legislative action was
At the Commercial Club yestcrdny
vim iuj, luuiving iur hid commission,
j advocated tho employment of a eompo.
ivut engineer, to grauo tuo entire citv,
nnil efnt,,! ,f i, ..-. .:!.. r
ands of Honolulu
was too big a one to bo tackled in a
hurry. "From Kalihi to Diamond Head
thcrp are six miles of waterfront with
moro or leas swamp lands behind
them," said Carter. "Tho redemption
of theso lands calls for v. ork by a competent
"Street grades hero aro not uniform,"
said the after his
address, ''and in
planning for a permanent
city wo need to establish grades
thnt will harmonlro with our sower and
water systems, from one end of tho
city to the other.
""Wo linvn nnf iirrro1 , .--.. -
slon, and I do not know that it is
nocessary to cnll ono at present. Wo
Would like to npn nlnnlv nf r,i.1.li .1:..
cussion of the contents of our report.
Bavea BOO Lives a Year.
"Wn flhntr ." anld nnrl.i. f.. l.t .i
dress, "thnt it Is possible with bettor
niuuutuun ani uygiono to savo five
lllindrCl lives nnp.ll inn in TTnnAl..l..
This will in time modify tho necessity
."".""", "u we csiimnio tlio
capitalized value of the lives of our
"2.183 neonln nt im ri(U r,nn i.n. .1...
total tnxnblo wealth of tho whole
is about $150,000,000.
"Thcreforo when providing for tho
sanitation tf Honoluln, wo aro consid
oring the. protection of that which is
nearly as valuable as all tho material
wealth in Hawaii".
In order to measure tho wasto duo
to preventable death nnd sickness we
have assumed a low earning capacitv
and taken the proportions conceded by
experts to ho preventable, wo reach the
astounding result thnt sanitation offers
an annual saving of $34G,170.70 or 5
por cent, intercut nn n nn roj a
lot money which could be with wjudom
." ueucnng too health conditions
I . "England spent 40,000;000 a vcar
iioring a considerable period in
her nuhlin Imnlrk nitT.
in ten year she regained In -the value
,f " '
ii i i
FRIDAY; APRIL 5, 1912. SEMI WEEKLY. WHOLE NO. 8697
MB. GOOD CITIZEN?
of the lives saved the expenditure of
Health as An Asset.
"Of what value jg our woalth, if wo
aro without the blessings of health J
(Continued on Pago Fivo.)
MORE PILIKIA T
MEETING OF THE
Fourteen precincts woro represented
at tho gathering of the bourbon elans
and cliiofs In the Waverley building
last night, when tho territorial committee,
under tho leadership of .ToHonh
I Fern? debated ou tho destinies of the
Islumld and the Domocrntic party.
mildly it was a fervout meeting.
As 0110 of the members of tho party,
who was present, put It, "Theru weren't
no names called, but just the same It
was a hot old time."
Ono of tho most important things undertaken
by tho committee at the meeting
was tho decision to prcparo a
skeleton platform for submission totho
nrediiet: nln)is m nnmi uftir ti'..n..i
election as possible. The skcloton plat-
juiih win 00 prepared at onco, and tno
(OmmlttCO linTlCH in linvn if lmnlr frnm
the olubs with their suggestions by its
OllO of tllO fimt tlllnirri ilnnn vn, tTitr
reading of tho report of the attorney
general upon the legality of tho que,
tion anent tho registration by the
county clerk' anywhoro. This question
luiH been disturbing tho minds of the
faithful of late, but tho decision of tho
attorney general puts an end to all
TllOn. as thnimll iet rrtvn snmn iiAlnr
to tllO talk nf hnrmntiv liolwnnn Tia
factions, the delegates from tho
fiuyriun 01 tno Ultli announced that
that nrcrinct Imn nftln,1 Ha AifTnmn
and thero will bo no Democratic contest
After a pond ilonl nf illainieQlfin 41ij
rulQ providing that the ballots shall bo
"""7' m me iHiicrcnt precincts or
to a illd en of elpetlnnn nf lin n,oi.!ti.(
wn adopted. This also called for a vnst
.muuiii ui iiul mr ucioro it was unaily
On a motion presonted by tho mayor's
secretary, Ilivenbnrgh, that cards
presenting the names of candidates for
membership t(j the various precinct
clubs bo placed upon the books of tho
various clubs, thero was a -wealth of
words and not a, little temper expended.
Tlio committee acted upon tho
motion of Link McCandleM and tabled
the Blvonhurgh motion.
SAII IS AIM OF DR. SUN
0 0 0
DR. SUN TAT SEN,
Who yestcrdny declared himself nn
of lienry Hoorgo iiiTil said
trend of eents in China is toward
LETTER H DEM
IS CQUfi T
Message From Late J. M. Horner
Written to His Children
A. tensely dramatic situation developed
in tho Hornor case
-when thoro suddenly came up
from amid bundles of old papnrs and
documents a letter written many years
ago-by" tho father of tho two brothers
who aro fighting so bitterly for tho
cpntrol of tho estate. In a profoundly
roligions vein, the-' deceased asked hii
children to stick, together and not to
quarrel ovor tho estate.
Tho lato John M. Hornor loft no will,
according to tho teatimonay in the case,
but ho left a memorandum which was
accepted by all as indicating his wishes
as to tho disposition of his proporty.
This was testified to tiy Albert Hornor
oa direct examination. On cross-examination
yestcrdny Judgo Stanloy
brought out tho fact that nuother letter
from tho doccascd wns among the
papers in tho cnHC, It was produced by
Thompson at tho request of Stnnloy,
and Stanley read it with considerable
Tho letter from Horner, 'who dlod
nbout twelve years ago, was referrod t6
as (he only document he loft in tho
nature of a will, from tho
memorandum ns to disposition of property.
It was as follows;
Continued on Pago eight.
BURBAI SELLS PLANTS
' TO GAIN MORE TIME
8ANTA HOSA, California, April C
Luther Ilurbank, the plant wizard, i,na
sold all his wonder plants and all those
ho may oolvo in the fiituro to n number
of capitalists. In effect his compact
mcaiiH thnt lip will not have anything to
do with tho marketing of his creations,
and will lie relieved of nil tho fluancinl
worry connected with that end of his
business. In future he Is to devote
to the work of experimenting and
developing the ideas lie now hus.
WASHINGTON, April (1. President
1 aft yesterday granted permission for
a shipment of munitions of war to go
forward to Madcro, In all thero will
bo flye shipments under tho singlo permit.
Thoy aro for tho most part cans
"Am Ardent Follower of
Believes Teacher's Ideas
Are Possible in
SHANGHAI, China, April B. Now,
nnd con greater changes in China, than
thoso produced by tho political revolution
just onded, are prodicted by
Sun 1'at Sen, for a timo president
nf tho provisional government. Theso
changes will bo along Industrial ns well
as political lines, he says. Ho prodiets
that nn industrial revolution is coming
which will wlpo tho old China off
the economic map, will change tho very
nnturo of tho people nnd cause the old
order to bo forgotten.
Further than that, tho doctor declares
that the whole fiituro policy of tho
ncwost of all republics will bo 'toward
tho newer and higher socialism. Ho as
serts thnt in China tho best possible
soil for tho culture of tho socialist
plant exists, and says that hero, whero
capital is not entrenched as it Is in
Europo and Amerlcn, many things aro
possible that would sound Quixotic
The doctor's own statemont follows:
"I soo n vast futuro for tho new republic.
Now that wo havo finished
with blood and tears, tho political revolution,
necessary boforo other and
greater things could bo attompted, I
bcliovo wo will go nhearl toward tho
goal of the common good, philosophers
and economist havo been telling us for
many yearB. Personally X havo been
and still am an ardent follower of Henry
George. I bcliovo that in his books,
particularly In ''progress and Poverty,"
ho has outlined a practical system,
of government entiroly posslblo of
in China. ,
"Hemembcr thnt in this country we.
nave nqt had capital' oritronchod fbr
gonoratlona as it has bear! in Europe
and America. In those cpuntrloa the,
tpirit of the dollar has entered into
nrid become a part of many othorwiso
wiso and good institutions. Tholr systems
are unscientific. Horo, ih China,
whoro tho ground Is fnllow nnd the
political soil rich, I believe w will bo
ablo to accomplish much which if tried
elsowhere would sound as foolish as tho'
dreams of a sleep walker.
"Out of thoso reforms which I believe
China will succeed in makibg
roal, practical, will como a gront future,
I can soo it now. Vnst industrieo
springing up, based upon tho sound
commoiiflcnae ideas of modern economic
neioncv It will bo an industrial rev
olution greater far than tho political
ono wo have ended so liapplly, and
greater than nnj thing of tho sort in
tho history of tho world."
GYANGZO, Thibet, April C The
Chiueso colonists hero have declared
thomsolves in favor of a ropubllcan
form of government. Yostorday thor
formally proclaimed tho existence of a
ifoptibiic of Thibet. The ofllciuls havo
cut their queues voluntarily aud aro
wearing high hats, imported from
fhighind, through Indln. Thoy aro also
sporting frock coats, which entered tho
country through tho samo route.
'I'll ilj eta ns hero nro opposing the inovo
with vigor. Thoy havo organized and
threaten to exterminate tho Chincso unless
tho proclamation is rescinded.
Vesterdav innrninrr anmn flolittnr lirnV
out, but died down later. Tho Chinese
leaders assert they will stick to their
TROUBLE 'lN NORTH.
VANCOUVER British Columbia,
April 4. Tho industrial workers havo
stopped construction work on tho
Cnnndiaii Northern railroad lino,
"Industrial Workers" Forced
to Kneel and Kiss the Flag
SAN DIEGO, California, April 0. Ono hiindrod members of- tho
Industrial Workers of tlio Worjd woro awosted horo yesterday by
constables, marchod'"intb tho park and forced to kneel bofore the
Stars and Stripes. Then under compulsion
thoy wero compelled to kiss
tho folds xt tho flag. Following this ceremony they wero marchod t6
the county line aud warned that if they ventured insldo again tho jail
and hard labor awaited them, Tho day before sovoral loadora of the
band hero aroused thp Indignation of the citizens by Insulting the flag
nnd calling upon tho crowds to "trnmplo It in tho mud,"