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VOL VII.; NO. 51
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JUNK 26, 1914. SEMI-WEEKLY
WHOLE NUMBER 3914
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JAPAN INSISTS UPOM
Rejects New Treaty Proposa's and Calls
Upon United States for Fundamental
Solution Present Cc ndil i . n, Nc te
Says, Is Obnbxious Discrimination
"The Imperial government claims for its subjects fair and equal '
trtsLtmcnt with the subject! of other governments. It Is unable
either to acquiesce in the present unjust and obnoxious diSciV
mlnation complained of, or to regard the question as closed so
long as the existing state of things is permitted to continue."
From note of Japanese foreign deportment to Secretary of State
Bryan, delivered June 10. ; VY; ' . '.
WASHINGTON, June 26. (Associated Press by Federal Wire
less) The negotiations which have been under : way between the
United States and Japan for the past fifteen months regarding the
enactment by the State of California of- law prohibiting the own
ership of t land within the State by aliens ineligible to citizenship,
which law has been' generally regarded as. aimed at the Japanese
residents of the State, are no further advanced now than they were
when the first protest against the pending legislation was lodged by
the Japanese ambassador at Washington, with Secretary' of State
Bryan in March, 1913. Such is learned from the text of ail the cor
respondence that has passed between the Japanese foreign office and
the American state department, with the exception of the last reply
of. Secretary. Bryan, which correspondence was given id the press
last night, here and in Tokio. , , '. , V :
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According to this, correspondence,, Japan is insistent' upon' some
restriction of California 'a anti-Japaaesa-ieeislatiou. whlleHlie United
btates is standing firm, taking the
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una uui viwngux nor-j.ne power, to. cancel the..AaUAlie4i Laud iw
- noir the right to compel the State of California to amend its statutes.'
Jh lt ftote from -Secretary Bryan, delivered to , Ambassador
Chinda on Tuesday, is not included among the correspondence given
out, but it is believed that it reaffirms the original Btand taken by
the United States. . , -m Y ''V ';,,:.::.:' v.
'YYy' 'x r-';."-' New Treaty Discussed. , v V'Y yi-i-v,;'''".'-.
vThe text of the various notes exchanged show that the drawing up
of a new treaty was discussed as one means of meeting the protest
lnu nainKi. wnai ner aipio
matie correspondence persisted in
characterizing as the "essentially
unfair" and ''insidiously discrimf
natory" legislation on the part of
California.. " v ,
. Y The Japanese notes to ihe Amer
ican state department declared
that the Anti-Alien Land Law is
"inconsistent with the sentiment
of good neighborhood" and "in
consistent with f the' - treaty in
force." The Japanese foreign of
fice declared that the Ualifornian
attitude was ."aq abridgement of
vested rights" and warned the
United States government that the
. Provisions of the PRliffirnin la
were "mortifying to the govern
ment and the people of Japan"
These expressions of Japanese
sentiment were voiced in the first
communications from Tokio, in
answer to which Secretary Bryan
took up. the matter of entering
into a new treaty, which he ad
vanced as the best solution of the
difficulty. This was in August of
last year,;. -
'. Irtatjf PropoiaU Rejected. '
The proposed treaty failed to find
any tupport from the Japanese niiuintry
and on Auguvt 26, AnibaHiador C'binda
' handed Secretary Bryan a note, ao tat
Ing and requentiug the renewal of the
tudjr of the whole question of Japu-neie-Ameriran
relatione, expreeiiing the
hope that in the atudy of the various
poiute raiaed by each nation there would
he . found eoina " fundamental aolu
tlon." - '...' . . 1 '
Between August SO, of lait year and
June 10 of the preeent year the only
correspondence on die is a request from
Ambassador Chinda that Secretary
Bryan make some response to the note
requesting a renewal of the discusaiou.
v Would Raits New Difficulties.
. On June 10, acting under instructions
.from Minister of foreign Affairs Kato,
who had taken office the previous month
in the new Japanese ministry under
I'remier Count Okuina, Ambassador
Chinda served notice upon Secretary
Bryan that Japan was not prepared to
enter Into any new treaty under the'
tetms outlined by America, Inasmuch as
the projected treaty would only tend to
create new difficulties and would not
tend towards the fundamental solution
desired. . This note expressed the hope
that there might be a renewal of the
' correspondence, with the possibility of
some mutually satisfactory ground be
ing found upon which the two nations
could stand for the drafting of a mu
tually satisfactory treaty.
. Want Fair and, Equal Treatment '
This note concluded as follows:.'-' .
'"The Imperial government claims for
Its subjects fair and equal treatment
position: that the! California Jegis-4
; wie jeutvHi government
with the subjnrts of other governments.
It is unable either to acquiesce in the
present unjust and obnoxious dltcriiH
nation complained of or to regard the
question as closed so loug as the exist
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Secretary of State Bryan and Ambassador Cliinda Center
Shows a Tokio Meeting During the Height of the Anti-(,'nlifWnia
Agitation Some Months' Ago. This Meeting Was Held in Protest
Against the Supposed Inactivity of the Yamamoto Government.
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ing state of things is permitted to con
tinue." 'J U . I
Heiretary Bryan's reply to this was
delivered to the. Japauesq ambassador
on Tuesday but the text of the leply,
as stated) has not been disclosed.
. Unfair, Says Japan.
Ou; May 9, 1913, after the pMeago
of the California' Anti-Alien Land Kill,
the Japanese ambaHnador at Washing
ton, on behalf of his government, pre
sented the. first protest, ' saving that
the measure was unfair, discriminatory
and in violation of the treaty between
the United btates aud Japan,' guaran
teeing to Japau the "inoht coustaut
In espouse to this note the ITnitod
Btates replied, detailing the steps that
bad been takeu to prevent the passage
of the law, and explaining that it could
do no more under the constitutional ar
rangements of the country and point
ing out that the lej;itilution was un
political in its nature, that it simply
was the act of oue state, that its ob
ject whs economic and that its enact
ment was based on conditions existing
in California. .'.. I il '
Japan, renlled. to this uote ou June
4, stating that receipt of the American
note did not lessen the- disappointment
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of Japan, which nation had expected co
operation on the part of the United
States in having the law repealed
Japan expressed its conviction that the
measure was internationally discrimi
natory, endiug by calling attention to
the American laws under which Japa
neve are ineligible to oitisensbip'. This
was mortifying to the Japanese, accord
ins to the note.
America replied ou July 16, stating
that Japan s suppiMition of racial tli
crimination bad hecu g'vcu uuuotoived
proiiunriice. H wax poiuted oui tb
there is no relereucc in the truaty to
the ownt-rxhip of IhihI, though aimilnr
anti-alien laws are m force in Jap in
It waH shown lhat California permittrd
the leaning of liiml, while the provi
sions of the ticutv lid not.
Nipponese Are Persistent.
Jnpau replied to thin, arguing that
the nowcr to ickuUi
the land questiou
In the United I'tatcH
did uot rest in the
"This is the lirt time,"! according
to Japan's note, "that a favored na
tion has been piuced ut a disadvantage
when . compureii to non treaty couu
triea." ' .
America replied to this eoutjntiou
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AMERICAN SHIP TO
Secretary Y Garrison Defeats
Schema to Send French fthip
Through Canal First.
WASHINGTON, June 28. (A ssoci.-
ated I'ress by Federal Wiroiesn) Ou
the recommendation of Secretary Gar
rison, the1 house commerce committee
yesterday eliminated that 'portion of
Henator Root's bill whic!, proposed
that the French launch Louine lied the
Panama pfoccmlon on the occasion of
the ofllonl opening of the lii: Uitcb.
tfeeretary Garrion held that the
honor bf the flrHt vHsel pi' suing
through the canal should be ati'oided
to an American ship. As a resmt It is
believed that the oriinul pinna, which
provided for the old Imttlenhip Oregou
loading the proceoMon, will not br
changed. '. " ,
World Tour Does Not Destroy
Charm of Islands for .
F. L. Waldron. V
Members and ex-members of tho prj
notion committee were boats a.t . the
' ountry (lubesterday ai luncheon
riven in honor of the return of F. !.
Waldron, . the first t-hairmun hf le
'ommittec, who has recently completed
tour of the ' world. The gatncrln'
invp a aplendid opportunity fat a geu
ral discusslou of promotion ideas, as
vorlted Out in Uawaii and eUowbere,
dr. ' Waldron -was able to asrurl his
fellow-workers that iu uo.eountry'ir
much work ilone on the money pro--1H'
ds'Ih 1oji in H await.- wjiitrvwitj
ne execution or isew Zeaianii, bo
sountry "has, auywbero near aa Active
I committee as Hawaii. Y
As a result of hia world-girdling ex
periences Mr. Waldron returus well
ativfled with Hawaii aa the hneat bit
of land on God's footstool. ' Hw bis
Earned that on no waters except the
Atlantic are the steamship, acoammo-
datlons for tourists equal , to : thoee
iven oa the liners between UonoluJu
md San Francisco. Kxcept in Kgypt
tan re are no tourist hotel' wit bet
ter areoutniodslions than thoso of Ho
nolulu, althouuu be found the manage'
nients of many . of the hotels visited
more inclined to give the glad baud
andf consult the personal plessuros Qf
tnoHts than is to be round here. . In
New Zealartd lie found -roads ' wors
than on Onhu, but in no other country,
hut nowhere did be find a place which
could be made a more pleaatircable
tourmt resort then Hawaii. . . . v.
Around Jhe worbl be found evidence
of the work of the promotion eohimlt
tee, one of the things everyiino appear
ed to know about being the flue- bpacb
at Waikiki anil the aquurluui. which
surpasses that of Naples In its liyei
exhibits. . . lfo found, though, s sur
priHing lack of knowledge of the vo
cann of KilAuea and his advice to the
prnmotionisia is to press that feHtiue
more in taelr advertising. '. ;
"One tning'I come hack convinced
of," aid Mr. Waldron, "aud it a
that in no other place in the world is
the licinnr question hantilcd as well aa
it in here in . Hawaii. Our so'u
tion of this vexed problem Is nway
ahead of what they are trying to do
elticwtiere. I think- Our coinmisHioneia
are to be Very highly praisod .for the
Hood work they are doing. . ,. .
"One thing Honolulu has Ovei every
other city I visited aud it is the com
plete lack of beggars or alms seekers
here. ISacshiiih is something not
dreamed of in Hawaii aud it is one of
the disagreeable curses of Kuropa. Ya,
there is another pocsession you) have,
and because of having It . we
do not appreciate it so much. That
is our climate, a twelve-months' seatou
everv (lav of which is filled with sun-
Those present at tho luncheXin were
F. I.. Waldron, Fred Smith,. U. G.
Guild, Kd Towse, Zeno K. Myers, M
bert WHteihouse. Kmil Hermit. H.'. K
Wood, Riley H. Allen and K. A. Matbo-
B0THcSs MflYt Y
BE MADE BASE OF
VALLEJO, California, June 20.
(Associated Tress by Federal
Wireless) A plan is uow under
consideration by the navy de-.
partment to divide the battle-
ship fleet equally between ihe
Atlantic aud the Pacific. it i
Intended to maintain half of the
Atluntic fleet on the Pacific side,
nfter the opening Of the I'auuma
BIG FIRM PAILS
Shifting: of Trad Centers Given
as Reason for Suspension Of
New York Company.
' NW YORK, June . (Asweiated
l'reeo by Federal AVirelees) From
two thousand to five thousand ; banks
comprise the list Of principal creditors
of tho OaAia Wbolemle Drygnoda Com
pany, which failed here yesterday With
liabilitlea aggregating forty million
dollars. This is one of the most exten
sive mercantile tailnrc-s in the history
of the United states. The bankrutit
company, it in estimated, has assets to
the amount of forty ml.lioa dollars.'.
ihe business of the company extend
ed to all parti of . the United Htotea,
the company being interested in the
i nited jry uoode t ompaav, ana
through them with retail . dealers
throughout the country.
It is announced today that the.Claf-
lin estat lishracnt will be continued tin
der the management of a receiver. The
lank, who are the principal creditors
of the defunct concert bold note prac-
veany to the lull limit of the liabili
ties of the company. . ' i .
President t lanm has resit ned aa head
of the company and Cornel.ua A. HI s
has succeeded him.
According to Mr. t laflin, the failure
of this company la due to the unpre
cedented shifting of trade to eenteis
outside of New York City, which com
pelled tie firm ' to rely too, strongly
ujKin the retail stores for its profits.
, Messrs, llauin, Hliss and others in
terested In the Arm beUI a conference
shortly after . rcldnight to attamnt . to
tralfrhtea out the tangle. An appeal
waa made to J. P. Morgan and others
ior tuniis, but without avaiL ,
This la the third failure of fbta arm
since it was first established in 1843.
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' KANSAS CITY.' June" 26.' (As-
aoclated Press by . Federal . Wire
Si leas) Thirteen labor men, convict
ed of the dynamite conspiracy,'
lour of whom were extended clem
ency by President Wilson, were
given an outing- hear hero today.
The ronvicted men were accom
panied by guards. The outing waa
followed by a dinner tendered by
the Iron Workers At tho eonclu-
aion of the dinner, the . oohvicted
men left in a special aar for Leav-
enworth, Kansas, where they will
begin serving .their sentences la
the federal prison. ' '. y, i
MADE BY ROOSEVELT
NKW YORK, Juno 26. (Aasoeiatcd
Press by Federal Wireleas) r-Atgot
tuge, the explorer, has cabled 'that he
bat completed hia exploration of the
'Amazon. In . his message he confirms
the discovery of "The Kiver of Doubt"
announced by Colonel Theodora Boose-
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BOTH SIDES SEEM ,
KIAfJARA FALLS. June M. CAsso-
elated Press by Federal Wireless) The
Mexican Federal members of the medi
ation conference today gave definite as
surance that they . will shortly meet
with, the representatives of tho Con
stitutionalists in an attempt to arrange
a basis for a new form of government
that will prove agreeable to both aides.
WILSON HOPEFUL OF
. BUSINESS OUTLOOK
WASHINGTON. Juno (Aesocl
ated Press by Federal Wireless) De
liveriug an address to a delegation of
editors from Virginia, President Wilson
today said, ' "A new constitution Of
freedom for business" is the object of
the administration a proposed trust pro
That a great business revival Is im
pending and will noon break over' the
country waa the prediction of the Pres
SHIPS REPORT FROM 8XA.
The steamer Manchuria. " on route
from Yokohama to Honolulu, reported
to the Mutual Wireleas last night that
it will reach port at ten o'clock Sun.
day morning. For this port it la bring
ing twenty-five cabin passengers, one
second cabin passenger and 137 Asia
tics, in addition to mail and freight.
The Manchuria will sail for the Cocat
at nine o'clock Monday mcning.
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POlHillKEEPSIE, June 26. (Asso
ciated Prese by Federal Wireless)
Cornell rules favorite in tho betting for
tne regatta to bo held today,
Firs Biggest Since San Francisco
Disaster, Wipes Out Half a City,
Claims . Three Lives, Injures
. Twenty Persons and Does Twen
: ty Million Dollars' Damage.
, SALEM, Massachusetts, Juno 2fl.-. :
(Associated Proaa by Federal Wireleas)
Twenty million dollars la . property '
has been destroyed, one thousand build- .
Ings lie this 'morning in smolderlnir
ruins, three lives have been claimed .
and twenty or more persons ksve been
injured, tho result of one Of the great
est Area that has take place la the
United States since the Ban Francisco
conflagration, which started hero yes
terday morning. .. i .1
The blase followed an exjdvsion in
the manufacturing' eetablisbii.e; of
tne nern leather t ompany In the apart
of the manufacturing district.. The.
water supply failed at the critical time
an me oiaxe was soon out or t ntroL
Dynamite waa used, bnt the Bnlms
fanned bv a breeze. leaneTI irru tha
openings and destroyed everything in
their path. So rapidly did a -firo
spreaa mat many were nnabn IS t
caie. .....' - . ;
It la tmtlmated t'hla mitmlnir that Ian
thousand of the forty-five thousand io ,
aoitanta or eaiem are homelems. , K
lief measures are nnder way. . It la be
lieved now that the fire la under con
trol. - . .:''",'..;.
MR MAKES liffl i .
""IXDErENDKN CEj California, jfo'nev''
2fl.: (Associated Tress by Fedujul
Wireless) Aviator Chrlntofferson ryes
terday aeroplaned over Mount Whitney.
When ho descended hia barograph regis
tered an altitude of fifteen thousand
seven hundred and twenty-eight feet.
This sets bow American record for
altitude.- - .
HEW GROUNDS ARE
Civic Federation Will Soon Turn
Llliuokalani Garden Over '
-; to the Public ')v
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At ' half past se' jn o'clock tonight
the members of tho Civio Federation
will hold tho annual meeting of thj or '
ganiaatlea at the Library of Hawaii, at
which time the election of aa executive
committee will take place. Such other
busineaa as may come before the meet-
ing will also receive consideration,
. The following amendment to tho eon
stitution will be voted upon: ' 'V
, " Resolved, that Section X, ' Article
IV., of the constitution, bo amended, to
read as followsj . .
"bee tion 2. The annual meeting of
tho federation shall bo held during tho
month of Juno for the election of. tho
executive committee, and for tho trans
action of such other business as may
come before it,". ., . ,
Tho committee on arks, atrorU and
public worka has made the following re
port, showing te expenditures of '.the
funds collected for a Japanese garden
on the Nuuanu Stream, which has been
named "Uliuokalanl Garden." '
To the members of tho Civic Fed
eration and donora to the, Lilluokalanl
Your committee believes It is due'tao
members of the Civic Federation, and
more especially those who contributed
towards this fund, to lay before jou
in print a report on the distribution of
the funds collected. . .
The receipts and expenditure wero
a iouows: ,
C. M. Cooke Kstate, Ltd
Mrs. B. M. Allen .. ........ .
J. B. Atherton Kstate, Ltd ...
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Carter....
Alexander A Baldwin, Ltd....
Mr. T. Clivo Davlea. ...... .,,
K. Faxon Plnhop
W. F, and B. F. Dillingham,.
lowers A Cooke, Ltd ........
MeCaodlesa Bros. ...........
M. Molnerny Limited .......
O. P. Castle
: 100. 00
J. F. Hackfeld ......
V. H. Dickey
J. M. Dowsett 4
Von Ilamm-Young Co
Mr. and Mra. R. W. Hhinule.
Mrs. Geo. C. Beckley
P. C. Janes
F. A. Schaefer .
' Total collected . . . : $8,000,00
, (Continued ou Pago Throe)