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LV. NO 30. HONOLULU. HAWAII TERRITORY. FRU$Y, APRIL 12, 1912. SEMI WEEKLY. WHOLE NO. 8GD9
TAX W I IE
Increased Income May
Be'Used to Help on
Wood Tells of Good His
Committee Has Been
The shippers ' wharf committees tax
on all incoming merchandise will bo
doubled for the bencOt of tho work of
tho promotion committee if tho members
of the merchants' association can
.prevail upon the chamber of commorco
and tlio shippers' committee to accept
tficir view of tho necessity and
of increasing tho activities of
the promotion committee. At tho
quarterly meeting of tho merchants'
association hold yesterday afternoon tho
concensus opinion was that the
promotion committee was doing in-valuable
publicity work for tho Islands,
and bringing tangible) business results
appreciated by the cntiro morcantilo
trade, but that it is financed upon too
3ow a tho present total income
beintr short of Jlu.OOO a year. Tho
doubling of the tonnngo tax will give
the promotion connnlttco about $35,000
sir $40)00 a year, thereby relioving the
merchants of continuing voluntary con
tributions to the publicity cnuso, and
giving tho committee, an opportunity
Uhed for tho next three years, culminating
in tho 1015 ban Francisco exposition
Tito vote of the association followed
a talk on tho connnlttco 'a work by H.
P. Wood, secretary. Messrs. Borndt,
Macfarlanc, Branch,. Tarrington, Swift,
Towsc, Riggs and Melnorny, all favored
an incrcaso in the promotion funds.
Mr. Wood said that tho travel to tho
Islands was no louger sporadic, but was
becoming moro and more steady. Ho
prophesied a heavy summer and winter
travel to the Islands.
Fred Macfarlanc first suggested that
tho shippers' wharf committco should
Rive a generous slice of, its incomo to
the promotion committee
As to the shippers' wharf fund Mr.
Mclncrny stated that tho committee
fronted to raiso n fund of $100,000 for
community health preservation purposes.
The wharf cummltteo was a
broad organization to safeguard public
health nnd to provide' emergency funds
to maintain it, and what it did in tho
interest of public health was only
aid to promotion work.
Sei'retnry Wood's) talk upon promotion
worlc wns prefaced with tho
publicity work which baa
made Southern California one of tho
greatest touilst resorts in tho world,
the main factor boing Its climate. lie
said: "Not long since nn intimate
friend of miuo whobO llfo has been do-voted
to tho upbuilding of Southern
"California, visited hero and after a
abort stay remarked: 'T whs led to expect
much from your glowing description,
but fetred 'that in your enthusiasm
yon might have somewhat overdrawn
tbo picture. Believe me, however,
and I say it as an experienced
observer, you bad not told mo half,
dimnticnlly and scciilcally, Hawaii
stands nlone. You bnve hero just what
wo claim, to have in Southern California,
the ""most beautiful, tho most delightful
liomo land in tho world, conditions
that when fullv known will
. -draw thousands of wrlMo do people
1 rom other and less favored places "
"Do you business men of Honolulu
tcalir.o tbo importance to you of this
(Continued on Pago 8.)
FUND CLOSES WITH
With a total of nearly twenty thousand
dollars to its credit, the Chinese
X'amino Fund being raised in Hawaii
has been closed and nothing remains
tiowliut to gather together tho various
ennsi contributed on fho other Islands,
put tho money with what is left of tbo
various local funds and cable jt to
Shanghai. 'v x
Yesterday tbo njonsy TiUsctl among
ttm local Chinese merchants was for
warded Ay cable t the. workers in tto
famine district. It amounted to 3,800.
iH 7 ? v. 3 A n iiiiiSiiiiiiiiiH
I GEN. FEED DENT GRANT, U. S. A.
Who died suddenly in New York yes'
tcid.ty of heart failure.
Ni:W YOKK, April 12. General
Trcd D. Grant, United States Army,
died here suddenly Intft night of heart
failure. Gomral Grunt has been ill for
some time, and for a while it was
feared that he was developing
discabO that carried bis lamouTf atlier
to the tomb. The doctors were prepared
lor the end, although tncy bad jiot look
ed for it so soon. ' .
I riedonck I). Grant, major general,
i O. S. A., was born in St. Lou in, May
I 30, 1S50, a younger son of- GencraM.
. S. Grant, fan ous soldier nnd former
Grant was A grnduate of thojnjltfjxry
academy at West Point, nnd Was. commissioned
as second lieutenant to iho
Fourth Cavalry when ho left West
Point. Later ho was appointed aid-de
camp to Lieutenant General Sherman,
nnd, served on tho frontier against
the Indians. October 1, 1881, ho re-signed
Ms -Commission nnd was ap
pointed United States minister to
Austria, by President Harrison. Later,
he became police commissioner of Now
York city, where ho mado a splendid
record for efficiency.
When the Spnnish war broko out ho
was appointed colonol of the
New York Volunteers, from
which post ho was honorably
ehnrgedj whon.tlip war was ovor. Lator
bo was named brigadier gcnoral. of
volunteers, and was, still later, confirmed
in that rank in tho regular
service. He served iu tho Philippines
ono year and aftor that was military
commander of San .Iuan,for n timo, in
command of the department of Northern
Luzon. His last command was tho
department of tho Lakes, where ho was
ordered in 1903.
Gcnsral Grant was deeply religious,
nnd a fierce opponent of tho canteen in
tbo nrmv. Ono of his most famous official
nets was bis protest against tho
recstablishmcnt of tho canteen in tho
army. Hi declared that figures on
since the abolition of tho bar
bad decreased remarkably.
OF HIS LOST ELENODE
SENTENCE IN LETTER TELLS OP
AUTHOR'S HEART TROUBLE
MAY COME HERE.
Richard Walton Tiilloy, author of tho
Bird of Paradise, tho succossful piny
based on Hawaii, is pained to tho heart
ovor tbo separation forced upon bim by
bis equally famous wifo, Klonore Gates
Tulley, who last month announced to
friends in San Francisco that slio had
decided to live apart from her playwright
husband. Mrs. Tulloy declared
then it was no vulgar ' row" tbut had
soparnted them, but merely tho "need
of people who writo to bavo tlioir minds
Continued on Pago oight.
During tho week, r. W. Damon cabled
?3uuu moro of tho "foreign fund"
money, leaving only small amounts in
Tho foreign fund, which has been
raised partly through (Ttio Advortiser
and partly through tbo soliciting of n
special committee of which F. W. Da-
jnon,was thtuUead, amounts to date to
isu,nsuo. 'rno utuneso of Honolulu
"havo cohiribute.il,a 'stated, 38D0.85.
Among tho Chinese- of iho other islands.
nearly $4000, it is expected, will bo
MYSTERIOUS ALASKANS HAVE
LOCAL PEOPLE ON THE
The business that brings five moa,
supposedly high officials among tho
Alaskan salmon canneries, to Hawaii is
a matter which is groatly perturbing
tho Hawiiilon Sugar Planter's Association
nnd it wns announced on good authority
yesterday that tho latter organization
bad sent to tho Coast to
hiro privntc dctoctives to wateh them.
Fear of a recurrence of an S. S. Sen
ntor episode, seems to be the, reason
for this situation, whero one great organization
of agricultural capital is
jealously watching tho oillcints of another
equally great, who have encroached
upon the preserves of tho first. II
(I. Gray ono of tho pickers, left on
tho Sierr.i for Iho mainland Wednesday.
It was following a conference between
that gcutlcnvun and a local man
that tho first hint of tho presence of
tho prominent cannery officials in Honolulu
Tbo labor bureau of tho planters,
presided oxer by Royal D. Mend, then
became more interested, and took the
steps which indicated it was convinced
that tho presence of these men meant
a coining raid on the Hawaiian plantation
Kver sinco tho steamer Senator,
by the Alaskan canneries to carry
a thousand laborers from Hawaii to
San PranciBCo, uppenred o(T Honolulu,
there has been fear among tho planters,
that Alaska would attempt to get Miuarc
J fox tho defeat inflicted on its plans by
tiuiwaii nisi year. Aunt uccrtsiuu, wuicn
mas -followed bv sensational events.
stiil'rnnkles in tho breasts of tho sognr
planters who won out only nftor going
to enormous expense, swinging tliroa
Tiidicat bills through the legislature, and
picking tbo shores of tho harbor as if
.against a vcritablo invasion.
TREASURER HARD AT WORK
j ON FISHERY RIGHTS MATTER.
! Acting under tbo instructions givon
iu a resolution passed by tho last legislature,
tbo territorial treasurer is hard
at preparing a" list of tho fishing rights
adjudicated under section
object of "tho resolution "is "to prepare
j tho lists so that tho United States
j eminent can condemn the rights and
turn the fisheries over to tho people.
Conkling said yesterday that ho and
tho attorney general aro now trying to
get in touch with tbo"owncrs of. tho
rights in order to ascertain tho vnlucs
so that tho lists may bo submitted to
the Delegate as Boon as possible, lie
figures that tho total sum needed for
tho rights will bo not far from $200,000.
PORT KJIMEHAMEHA WILL BE GARRISONED
THIS FALL WITH, COAST ARTILLERYMEN
Following closely upon the receipt of
nows that tho First Infantry is to bo
stationed at Schoficld Barracks, and
will leavcN Vancouver Barracks next
month for Honolulu, comes tbo news
that the Thirty-eighth Company of
Coast Artillery will bo sent to Honolulu 1
before fall this v!tr, as n garrison for
Fort Kamehnmcha, Pearl Harbor. '
Tho Thirty-eighth company is now
stationed on tho Pacific Coast. While j
no official orders havo been given to
this company from Coast scrvico, J
it is understood that fln intimnf Inn Iimk
'been mado nt Washington that this is
tlio company selected to be tho first
gnrrison for defensive works
adjoining tho Pearl Harbor -naval reservation.
At tho present time Fort
Kuuiohamcha is in the chnrgo of a
caretaker, a sergeant and a few
men. A sunll houso has been built for
them and they were but recently assigned
to their new quarters.
SAND FOR PEARL HARBOR
RIVE TO BE
A hundred thousand yards of sand is
nn order thnt tho drydock contractors
at Pearl Harbor want someone to fill.
Snnd, one -would suppose, was about tho
next commonest thing to lava and
chunk cornl in theso Islands, but it is
not impossible that tho Pearl Harbor
work it necessary to Import
a good many hundred tons from abroad.
Tho vurious tests already mado in
and nround tho gTcat dryoclclinvo about
tho end fact that Hawaiian
sand has its limitations for such concrete
work as is required for the mammoth
basin in which to berth,. Undo
Sam's Pacific ships. Sand from tho local
beaches lacks the
qualities necessary. All the sandpits of
Oahii have been tested and sand samples
from the other islands have been sifted
and mixed and found wanting. A special
trip on the part of the drydock engineers
was made, even, to ICahoolawo
and the sinds of that islet were care,
On the Sierra, T. B. Smith, engineer
in charge of the drydock construction,
COLONEL FRENCH, ONE OP THE
WILL VISIT HAWAII.
BUv ...If' r i MmjUK
. COL. GEORGE FR2N0H,
df tbo Salvation Army who is coming
Col. George French, of Chicago, ,ono
of tho oldest and most prominent
it) the Salvation Army is on his
'yay to Honolulu. Ho will arrive hero
ioxt week, on tho Pacific Jfail liner
-Mongolia. The colonel is secretary for
tbo western division of tho army, with
Itcudqunrters at Chicago. Tor many
ynrs ho has boon working under Commissioner
Hstill, who has chargo of nil
tbo army operations west of tho Windv
,'flio object of tho Colonel's coming
is a dhmonal inspection of tho work
qT the army in the Territory. Ho will
bold a number of meetings while hero.
Jlost of his time, however, will be
jicn to tbo inspection of the army
properties and tbo labor tbo local
have in hand.
, His first meeting will be in tbo Ewn
mill, Thursday night. Tho following
Saturdny hoiWill speak to a meeting at
C8alvn.tldn4ariny hnll, and the-next
morning, arrangements have boon
rondo for h.im to fill the pulpit of tho
First Methodist Episcopal church. A
week from Sunday evening ho is engaged
to" preach at tbo Central Union.
Colonel French nnd somo of tbo local
officers will go to Hilo a woek from
Tuesday, nnd tho Colonol will hold
spccinl seijviees iu the Big Island town.
From there bo will visit Wniluku
whero ho will nlso hold services.
(Continued on Pago 8.)
Fort Knmulianicha coiisists of mnssivo
concrote displacements on which aro
mounted two 12-inch rifled guns, which
bavo been tested and found accurate.
The guns havo been in readiness for ar.
tillerymcn for tho past two years. Owing
to tho fact that no quarters have
vet been provided and tho additional
fact that Uncle Sam has few Coast
to uparo for duty here, ill-
though urgent, tbo guns have been without
It is rumored in niilitniy circles that
if congress reduces tho cavalry strength
by flvo regiments at least two and pos-
rimy tnree regiments will no convorted
into Coast Artillery organizations to
supply tho companies needed to
fortifications at Panama, Oiihu
and in the Philippines. Fort Do Hussy
will be eqninped with a battery of two
fourteen.incb guns, in ndditiou to tbo
two sixtincb guns already mounted, and
a heavy garrison of County Artillerymen
will be necessary to taltoc'hargo of thorn
by tho first of tin coining year.
DRYD'OGK MAY '
SHIPPED IN FROM ABROAD
is on his wny to tho Coast and
summoned to n conference with
tho government engineers nnd the contractors,
and it is generally supposed
that sand is nt tho bottom of tho hurry-up
trip. It is furthermore supposed
that before Mr. Smith returns to Honolulu
be will hnvo nrranged for tho shipment
to Hawaii from tho mainland of
sand enough to mako the eoncreto mix
turo for tho lining of tho dock.
Where 1ms been much pilikia over
tbo littln concroto work so far done.
A mixture that answers admirably for
ordinary uses, turns out to bo practically
usclcfg when called upon to 'withstand
the tremendous upward pressure
at the bottom of tbo dock. Tbo
"poured" In with great labor.
leakB as soon as tho dock is pumped
dry, and several freshwater springs persist
in coming through tljo supposed
Altogether, tho concrete work on tho
drvdni1r linn ilAVfalnnnil n nnmliAw nt ...-
siderotic and unexpected difficulties.
Tho result will bepin all probability,
n delay in the final completion of tho
NEW YORK, April 12. In n stirring,
ringing speech, in which ho -expressed
tho faith that is his, President Tnf t 1 st
night scathingly attacked tho advocates
of tho recall of tho judges. Ho declared
that suqh mun, when they aro
"lenders, self constituted or otherwise"
aro foes to progress and to tho
"safety uhlch tho constitution of thu
I'nited States 'provides for each and
all of us."
Tho Preldent assorted that thero aro
some who honestly bclioxo that tbo recall
of the judiciary is necessary, but
ho added that such nro nctiug upon
"insufficient knowledgo of tbo
of tho people's rights mid safety
wliich tho constitution guarantees."
"The chief executive was cheered when
ho declared that "thero" bo those, urging
this doctrino, who are nothing but
insincere demagogue, seeking; their
own pergonal ndvnnccmont by playing
upon the lovo of relil freedom feltby
TWO GREAT GUNS
COMING IN FALL
Two great guns to bo mounted
on the emplacements nt Fort Dc
Hussy ure opectcd to bo shipped from
tho mainland arsenal tn Honolulu iu
August or September. Within ttw or
throe months tho two six-inch guns nt
tho samo fort may bo tested nnd proved
up, in anticipation of a ganison being
ordered to that post to relieve the engineers
temporarily oit duty thorc.
Tho emplacements have been under
constiuction for fno or three oars.
Each weighs in tho ucighboihnnd of
forty thousand tons and each is
nt a tnutU of teiuforccd eoncreto
and railroad steel. In order to get u
firm bnso tho engineers drove piling
through tho coral, and upon this laid
The guns uluuned for
Fort Do Russy wore tho fargest typo
constructed lit thu time tho fortifications
woro authorized, but since thou
congress has authorised 10-Inch guns
for the Panama Canal fortiiUmtioim.
Tho Wnikiki batteries, however, will
bo tho strongest iu tho Pacific mid with
the of tho mortars ut Diamond
Head and tho rilled guns ut Pearl
Harbor, the Fort Do Hussy pieces are
expected to fona u wall of steel on tlio
leeward coast ot Oaliu that will bo
The firing of the big guns at Fort
De ltussy will bo awaited by Waikiki
residents with considerable intorest.
Just how tho concussion of tho guns
will affect crockery and other household
goods is problematical, but there aro
fears that the shock will upset things
generally in tho Wnikiki belt. The six.
inch guns, already installed, will bo tho
first to bo tested and this will probably
tal.c plnco during the summer, according
to information just received from
FLOODS IN SOUTH
Ni:V 3IAUUID, Missouri, April 1).
Fever and smallpox havo broken out
among tboTcfugeos. Ono thousand, living
in second Maries nbovo tho flood
wators, nre awaiting removal to tents
pitched on high ground. Tho army
that (WOO are homeless botwecn
Cairo nnd Tiptonville. Tho river is falling
in tho north. The situation in Arkansas
HAMMOND CALLED IN.
WASHINGTON, April 12. John
Ilnys Hammond, President Tuft's
personal friend, has been called in
from tbo speechmakitig tour on which
he had started, to accept the ofllco of
president of tho commission croatcd to
attend to extending invitations to other
nations to send representatives nnd exhibits
to the Panama Fair in 191(7.
DHL niO, Mexico, April 11. -Tho
revolutionists aro reported to hnvo
crossedthe Itio Grande to tho American
side and attempted to dynamite tho
southern Pacific bridge. The Texas
rangers are being rushed to the spot.
ARREST AWAITS HIM.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12. Wbon
tho Mntsop liner Wilhelmlna reaches
Honolulu April 10, thoro will bo a very
much surprised actor on board. He is
Antonio Spirrt, on his way to Honolulu
to fill n theatrical engagement. Ho is
wanted here to answer a chargo of
grand larceny, nnd has been ordered ar.
rested ar soon as the Btcamer docks at
tho end of bor voyage,
Says Federal Company
Paying Free Sugar
RAPS THE MEASURE
Senator o Utah to
WASHCNOTON, April 12. Tho
finance committee, which is conducting
tho hearings on tho Underwood
free sugar bill, received a shock nt tho
session yesterday, Frank C. lowry, of
the Federal Sugar Refining Company
was tho man who administered tho surprise.
.Mr. l.owry stated, nfter talking on
conditions, that his refinery company
is piying for tbo freo Biigar
which bus been sprend abroad
throughout tho country for tlio last
j ear. Ho nlso hinted that this wns tbo
result of a carefully thought-out campaign.
Under cross uxaminiitioit be admitted
that ho agreed with other witnesses
who had Mild tho passage of tho
Und'.'rwood freo sugnr bill would moan
the wiping out of tbo cntiro domestic
It was recalled that a llttlo mora
than a year ago Mr. Lowry, as secretary
of a wholcsalo' grocer's committee,
formod to got froo Biigar, published a
Oiamphlet, "Our"3Ilgh TaritT on Sugar
nnd Its F.fCect." A -paragraph ot tbia
reads: "There is probably no nrtielo
bundled by tho wholcsalo and rctnll
grocers on such a small margin of profit
as sugar, so that any reduction in
the turilT womd immediately result in
a corresponding roductipii in tbo prico
of sugnr to tho coiiHiinior, who would
thus receive all tho benefit from tho reduced
rate. No objection can,
bo mado against n reduction in tho
tariff on tho ground that tbo difference
in tho tax on sugar would go to tho
refiners or to the dealers handling It."
Ho mado no attempt to justify thla
with his admission to tho commtttoo.
Smoot at Work.
WASHINGTON, April 12. It was
announced Inst night that Senator
Smoot of Utah is at work on n bill
which ha will fllo as a substitute for tho
Hristow amendment to tbo Underwood
free sugar bill.
NKW YORK, April '. Tlio
convention of New Yorl. bus decided
not to instruct tho delegates to
tho national convention m Baltimore
The Oaynor candidacy is gaining ground
FALSE RUMOR OF
DEATH OF PONTIFF
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12. For
sovoral hours yestorday tho whole Christian
world wns In mourning for the
Pope. Catholics everywhere in Europe
and both Americas believed that tho
Pontiff of thcirchureb was dead and
prepnrutloiis for observation of mourning
wore already being discussed when
it was learned that tho -report wns fnlso,
and was duo to a mistako in a cablegram.
The. error which gavo riso to tho rumor
was in tho transmission of a dispatch
to the Papal Nuncio at Madrid,
Spain. -It gained ellicial authority and
spread rapidly all ovor tho world. It
was first wired to London, officially confirmed
there by cnblo inquiries to Madrid
for verification of tho original
nnd Inter Hashed all'' over the)
KENTUCKY FOR TATT.
LODISVILLF, Kentucky, April 12.
Three out of the Stnto's
dolegates to the Republican national
convention aro pledged to Roosevelt.
Tho remainder are for Taft.
KNOX JN HAVANA.
HAVANA, Cuba, April II. Secretary
Knox hag arrived berg on his tour of