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Ex-Governor's ,:
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sation Of Hearing To Date-:--
Ashford Speaks For Kuhio--Land
And Transportation Mat
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, Attorney (X-AVV Ashford sets forth Kuhlo's complaints against Goy,8
! 4 ernor with respect to. administering land laws.'-' ; - : :.:4.
? .. ' "Questioned ty Secrtlary Fisher as to own Ideas upon: homestead $
Ing and other land Questions here'-, ; " .;'-: ..'.V ;.
Favors system of small holdings, and believes cane could be grown Q
e by small holders with mills competing for its manufacturing trade.
t , Ki-Gorernor Carter called on. Carter declares bh doesn't support
c Frear for reappointment because his administration not supported, in
"Wasintcn., .' ; ; , v ."-':wf.Vi.-'
$ '.," Mr. Fisher asserts vigorously that so far as he is aware there has S
been no failure to support Governor Frear by the national admlnlstra
, tion. - . .. . '-"'v; : : X.
8 - . Mr.,FiS"?r declares his own policy that of consulting the Governor
" fully on matters' relating to Hawaii and affected by th Governor's ad
miaistraticn, and on political appointments. -;-Vv'4.
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T; Cccrctary Tirhcr's inQtiify into the
; ..ccmpJalats r. : 's tr Dc!tr'te Kuhio
- sgalast Govcrr.cr Frear - was., turned
".. this morulng with almcstr dramatic
suddenness Er 3 effect into a ' staie
ment by; Mr. FI:her zs, to his : own
; policy-with .re cri to the Governor of
this Territory. That pclicy, as he de
r cl&red it, eff-hahd but .with consider
able vigor, is of recognizing the Gov
' ' ernor's administraticn, of .consulting
him with regard to political appoint
ments, and of cooperating with him. '
Moreover, the Secretary of the Inte
rior took the occasion to assert with
even more vigor, his big voice booming
. out Into tht Senate chamber with un
mlstakable emphasis .that so 'far. as
he is aware; the national admlnlstra
tion has never failed to support Gov
ernor Frear. . . .
..t, This EUdden turn 'to a ratherrun
eventful hearing came toward the end
- of -the morning. Attorney C. W. Ash
ford, whose illness last Saturday pre-
vented him from appearing forthe
' V Delegate,. had made a lengthy, state
. ment on setting forth the Delegate's
: attitude. Then Mr. Fisher called upon
"Mr. Carter." Both the ex-Governor
and ' A. W. Carter, who Is a member
' or the land' board, were present, and
George R. was the ons to answer the
calL It appeared a little later that
s Mr. Fisher might have meant the Par
. - .ker ranch manager, as he -was under
; " the Impression that George R.- was a
member of the land board, but, at any
rate, Jeorge It, helped furnish' the
- fireworks. v-"
Mr. Carter did r It , by starting Off
' with Ms own reasons tor not. support
ing Governor Frear for reappointment,
and began his reasons with the alle
. gatlon that. Governor Frear; has not
-received the support; of? the : national
' - , administration and Is not close enough
In touch with VWashington." He took
, .' the ground " taken In that famous In
terview some time ago in which -he
declared that Frear'a reappointment
would be a "tactical mistake. x :
' :He had gone only a short distance
in this direction; however, when ' Mr. 4
. ; Fisher, Interrupting, declared that he
didn't know of any such lack' of sup
: port and. there ensued a rapid fire of
questions ani: rejoinders as to what
Mr: Carter meant by lack of support
aod .how far. Governor Frear is to be
consulted on Judicial appointments,
etc Mr, Fisher said he didn't think
Frear would have anything to do with
, judicial - appointments.- Then the dia
. cussion turned upon . the policies ' of
i Territorial and national admlnlstra-
tions and their relations. Finally,
- V without much light having been shed
. " upon the subject, but with Mr: Carter
: - (iultesure that Governor Frear 'had
not' received proper support from the
v administration, . Mr. Fishe turned his
queries upon land matters.:
" Mr. Ashford's talk took up most of
the morning. ; ! ; ' .
Ashford Talks'for Kuhlo.
For several minutes ; before taking
: V Special attentton given to CARBU
. lOTTORS and; MAGNETOS. All work
guaranteed."?1 - r - ;
":r:uant CL Alakea Sts. Phone 2643
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Statement And
joinders Furnish Sen
his .place at the fcha!manrs desk,'ithe;
Secretary" at wih George It, .Carter
and' James Rath, chatting leisurely.
. At ; a : table Mn the center 1 of the
chamber, directly In 'front ' of .v - the
chairman and with his back to the
audience, sat . Governor Frear, with
his attorneys,, Clarence; H; Olson and
6 R. Hemenway. Just mauka of this
table 'was another desk, at which sat
Prince Kuhio and Attorney C. w. Ash
ford: a;: :
On taking his place as chairman, the
Secretary opened the proceedings by
greeting Attorney Ashford, comment
ing on the tatter's absence from Sat
urday's hearing. Asked if he - had
gained a knowledge of .that meeting's
doings,' Ashford. replied he had read
it in the. newspapers. Fisher . replied
those accounts had been , fairly ; accu
rate.: : ; ,i . r:: -' ;
Fisher then asked the attorney to
outline Kuhlo's charges.. "A moment
later, at the request of Attorney Ol
son, the names .'of ; the..: Governor's
counsel were entered on. record as
such, , - ir ;,:. . . ':-V
.Ashford,: In ; his opening statement,
said the Delegate, had .been somewhat
embarrassed by the absence of his own
counsel. He then proceieded Immedi
ately to outline the Prince's charges.
He- explained the business . and pro
fessional standingin the Territory of
the attorneys for the Governor, and
why, for. that s reason,"' his own client,
the Prince, was placed In an 'embar
rassing position! . : ' . -
He made a special . request that,
owing to his own physical illness, he
be permitted to sit during the hear
ing. Fisher graciously granted the re
quest, suggesting that Ashford inform
him . if he became 'too weakened to
proceed' with his work at the' inquiry.
Ashford . said " he thought that .Gov
ernor Frear's figures of Saturday, giv
ing 35,000 acres as capable of being
given out' to homesteaders, might be
revised and .materially increased, r . .
3. Discussing F. M. Swanzy's statement
of Saturday,- that the rental system
is. preferable tothe homesteading sys
tem," he said he believed the latter
system would; give f ac greater rere
nues to the government r 9-
He said laws' should prohibit further
rental to large interests. "As; for In
stance," he said, "no one man should
have morp than (0 acres of, irrigated
land, while no one , should have more
than, 500, acres, of grazing . land.
, :Ours Js a peculiar situation here,"
he ,sald, a little later, explaining the
wonderful ' mixture of, world races of
men. He declared we are not an Amer
ican community save as a possession
of, the United States. The vast ; ma
jority, of the people are aliens even
to the soil itself. Discussing the races,
he said the Chinese have been found
thrifty 'and quite desirable, but .when
immigration of that race was check
ed, the Japanese began coming in such
hordes (hat at present that race forms
the great - majority of people in the
Islands. : v ,
;- He issued. a warning against the
Japanese, ,: declaring that in a, few
years they will control the ballot here.
"All business, they say, is selfish," he
declared; , "and , I believe the planta
tions are the only ones still in favor
of further importation of . the Japan-ese.-
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He said the Delegate thought no
Jn'vI; 1 , ,' ll' rf-ii , V I'll liSV
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Tito tali Secretary Fisher this morn:
v ins Oofercor Frear has failed to se-
cere the lurport of the National ad
; 'mlnlstratba. ' ?r v 'ro v '
due:"x&cv shouliF br singled 7out for j
favor In the division of publie lands,
A population -of 'Americans shbuld be'
established - here. If It can be "found
practicable, he said, because, those peo
ple will be especially desirable to the
United Statea.in the event of war..
.v While be .was ; not-, ready '. to issue a
cry of, alarm agairifet Orientalism," he
thought .the Americans ' should ' be far
more desirable.-: "Put an American on
guard he declared; ! ;
r Discussing; Swanzy's statement ::of
Saturday that the small owner idea Is
impracticable because of the necessity
of great - expenditures for irrigation,
he said , the theory, is not tenable, be
cause the - government-' can take over
water sources and handle them 'for the
benefit of the people, as is done in the
Stafes:,:;-;,; ;-'..,':' - J-:Xf-' .s
If, the land of Waiakea' were with
drawn from rental and ; homestead ed,
the land' would be taken : up and the
cultivation of cane would proceed al
most ; without Interruption. ; Home
steads should be of not less than 40
acres cf. cane land per . tract : ' He
thought a homestead should . consist,
ordinarily, or 40 to 160 or more, acres,
and'" thought it correct that - V home-
steafler? should be able to hire such
help' ksvv'ls ? necessary to do the re
quired work on his land. -". -. ''
r. What, kind or quality of cane land
are'jou' speaking . of?" Fisher asked.
"What tonnage per acre? Forty acres
raising" 30 . or 40 . tons per ; acre could
be handled by one1 homesteader?'
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Fisher asked, if he thought the farm
er here, should be. required: to do as
much' work here "as in the States. Ash
ford said the farmers in the States
are 'using Grand pianos, riding In au
tomobiles and yet seemed to be doing
as much actual. farming as ever.
Fisher reminded him that only about
700 farmers, could - get parcels of the
555,000 acres Jto be opened in theTer
ritory If they were to get . 50 - acres
each.'- Ashford agreed that such would
be 'the 'Case. He further agreed that
the system should be such that the
homesteader should be a physical la
borer on the 'ground, at the same , time
employing such labor as is necessary
to bring the land to high state of pro
duction , Ashford said he didn't believe the
general theory here that t the white
man won't labor . In the tropical cli
mate, "-He declared his belief that the
underlying : reason for the white set
tlers failure generally here is the con
ditions brought about by the great
land .owners, who do not want them.
; Fisher asked if he thought the
American farmer would continue. 'to
be" a constant worker on ' the land.
Ashford' replied that he thought they
would. - : .
Walter A Bradley and Byron O.
Clarke, ; Ashford sald,r probably , could
give facts on this' phase of i the ques
tion. . Others who might also assist
he saidare E, K. Ellsworth, In charge
of pineapple lands on Oahu, and W.
E. McWayne. - -
As to requirements as to residence,
Ashford thought that would not be
absolutely, necessary, though desirable.
There should be no absentee landlord
ism. There have been so many inquiries
from Americans regarding homesteads
(Continued on page 2)
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;"jJefbfe?'Sretar7; fisher, who Is
now . . ' Investigating ; the charges
brought against Governor Frear by
Prince Kuhio leaves for the mainland,
the Home Rule leaders will appear be
fore . him' and substantiate certain
charges of. the Prince.: It Is reported
that Charles KVJtfotley and D. Kalau
okalanl,' Sr,V respectively, - president
and vice president' of the;Uome: Rule
party have : expressed ; their willing
ness to appear before "Secretary Fish,
er and tell what -they know of v the
land conditions In the terriotryr v'f ,.
-Kotlet and Kalanokalani were pres
ent during the first tearing held last
Saturday, morning In -the' senate cham
ber. .They . watched with a great deal
of, interest and,- at :the conclusion of
the investigation,, they said that Sec
retary Fisher wni do what is just and
right In ; the' lnvestigatlch. - r-.-,
"Secretary Fisher looks all right to
mesaid t KalauokalanLr .file ap
pears to me like A man who ' wants to
dig down to the bottom of, the charges.
He. Is fearless and independent in his
stadd. and I would like to appear be
fore him and fell him what I know
of the present administration.' -'
The only; trouble 'With me is that
I . cannot understandingly . present my
views in; the English. Janguage, and
it Is necessary that! . should have 'a
Ha wallah Interpreter. Failing In this,
I will ;make ' my' address In the Ha
waiian language to Secretary Fisher.
I think,; however, 1 that ; a good? ' and
fluent' Hawaiian interpreter should be
furnished by. the .government; Ii for
one, t am r prepared , to.;do my shaye,
when called upon fdra statement'".;
Kotley, a homesteader in Hamakiia,
Hawaii, it is said, is prepared ito tell
what ' he knows of the homesteads,
which were given to the Hawailans on
the. big Island.;i:A ; 'Jr :
Of the ' verity of Prince : Kalaniana.
ole's statement. Saturday, that his
counsel .was detaine3 arjiome hr" 111-
ness; 'there-wast left not the sllartest
ttorney Ashford ftr -Uhe , hearing to
dayj ;The ratages of fcinesa showed
uhquesonatlylnthevthin, ; drawn
featured and .the evident weakness or
body; ; Even his voiee seemed ' to : bs
tray vthe ' ? bodily weakness and tne
heavy strain placed upon It by . the re
sponsibility, of the work, on hand, f:
, In fact Ashford looked as : though
ho ought to be in bed rather Jthan .tae
principal figure in searching inquiry
that would . tax to the utmost the men
tal and physical n resources ?' of the
strongest man. And Attorney. Ashford
plainly showed the strain. After: the
first few minutes, following his 'intro
ductory remarks to the Secretary, he
was permitted to sit In his chair. '
Officers in British Merchant
1 : Marine r Are V'Angered ; by
.:;';'-; Charge of Cowardice
?. VANCOUVER, (b. .. Aueust 22.-
Now that the. judgment of Lord Mer-.V The! case has caused in,tense feeling
seyjn cdnnectlon.wlth the loss of; the throughout Italy and the government
Titanic has teen made public, T. .W. has been urged to make It a "diplomat
Moore; secretary of the. Impeijal Serv-'-lc tissue.'-: -'Ci : : -.. ; .
Ice Guild, , has given out for publlca-1 , The men are declared to be victims
tion a letter whloh was directed by
tne guiia -.. to senator,, smith some
weeks ago for his attack on the execu-
tive officers of , the Titanic ; after, the
CommUtee's report had been introduc -
ed." The letter In part says: . .':-
: T am directed by the guild, which
is the great representative V body of-
the captams antf officers of the rit-
ish merchant service, to Inform you of
the profound .Indignation which ' pre-.;
Tails throughout the service, ranging
from the highest to the lowest rank,
at the 'malevolence which character-
led your speech on the report of your
committee which Inquired , into the
loss of the Titanic
Kad your recriminations and crttl -
2S!iSuS?S?Ti KxvTrt?llywrav
soonoible for grave laxity in the way
of obsolete regulaUons, or the omis-
sion to make such In order to keep
Pace with the modern developments of
merchant" shipping, your committee
and your remarks would have done a
great public service; but when, with-,
out a shred of evidence or a particle
ofv truth, you accuse officers of the
British mercantile marine of despica-
to repel such odorous Insinuations, I
while we would suggest that- their
falsity is such as to minimize very
greatly the importance which other
wise would have been attached to the
report of your committee and your j
own speech.
. To protect the ear drums of men on
deck from the shock produced by the
discharge of naval artillery, protect-;
ors made of calluloid are inserted in
the ears, with a ball at one end which
fits in the ear-opening. The device Is
formed with a bore which turns-at
an angle at the ball, and it is through
this bore that the sound waves are
permitted to travel to the ear. . The
ordinary vibrations produced by
speech are so small that they pass
through the bore, but the large sound
waves Droduced hr. th firfTur nt thA
'.big guns are impeded.
Confinement of
Strikers Hay Cause
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. .The confinement on a charge of
murder ' of Joseph , Ettor and - Arturo
Giovannittl, -the -Lawrence, Mass.,
strike leaders, is likely to" lead to
a grave . diplomatic controversy be
tween. Italy and the United States, ac
cordlngrto the . latest dispatches;, n
-:: It appears r Chat In : order to force
the Italian governments to act In be
half of , the imprisoned men; the . Syn
dicalists, as' the. Industrial: Workers of
the. World are vknown In Europe; are
organizing a monster general : strike
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I IO paralyze. wu. muuistnea kuruu&uuuw
the country.
' of - capitalists . v; who provoked;; the
: American ' Woolen : , Company, . on a
'eharee of dvnamitinfl:; is Dointed to as
. n argument , that J,he strike . leaders
. are beine oersecuted.. . ; V
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tt Dr. A.Marques, who has been!
n con8ular ; representaUve : r'of U
- W rv,.;. tion rt
f nr. onTna time:noet haa vOAn
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date ol July.31, and Dr. Marques
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S S;reJ)re!fnt his government In U
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. George
Washington actually swore. It' must
be true, because Senator Lodge told
the Senate so today and actually pro
duced'the documents to prove it.
Senator Lodge was discussing . a
proposition by Senator. Newlands to
send, a committee to the president to
confer on. the tariff. Precedents had
been cited.
."Yes' Senator Lodge said, "Presi-
dent Washington once did visit the
Senate and confer about a pending
Indian treaty. But the discussion on
the floor was hardly satisfactory, to
him. John Quincy Adams In his diary
. says: : :
"'As, the president left the . Senate
chamber he said, "111 be damned If I'll
ever go there again," and he never
did V
Senator Lodge produced Adams'
diary to prove the Incident; ; i , ; ; v
Rumor Of Intervention Stirs Ma-
dero GovernmentAlle2ed
patista Plotters
' . - , " ' tAssociAtrt."vPiw;'CaMJt;.;."r'i.'
MEXICO CITY. Mex Seat 9 Reoorts of Intsrvsntlan In .iex!eav v
United Statts have stirred this city
iwwnki 9mi inu tnrxo ucuicnanis, wng, is ii ue;;a, navs psr:;:i .
pated in a plot to deliver the city to the Zapatistas were executed ur..' .
orders from members of the Madero Qovemment.
. 'Many bankers and Jtwtlert have armed thtlr clerks because cf thj f:sr
of. lawless rioting and attacks of lootlnj parties. ...
r . DOUGLAS Ariz Sept 9. General Sala2ar, the rebel Uiiir h:rr, 1 j
given notice that he Intends to make an attsck on Canar.sa. v)zr3 ;;:
Americans are Isolated. A carload of ammunition, which was U Is : t
to eke out their scanty supply, has been withheld, at the Amerlcsrj f.:. : i
It would be Intercepted "and seized by the rebels. Tha ttmcxt anxlily r.-
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- CHICAGO, IIW Sept 9,Jules Vedrlnes, the nct5d French avl;:
won the James Gordon Cennett trophy
of 10S miles an hour In his monoplane.
f TOKIO, ----t .':?'"'ry
ta represent th United "tU-ii'ii t.jT
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New Law Provides for Four
Years with Colors j and
Three in Reserve 9 -
from abstracts of? the army, appro
priation . bill printed . in the; service
papers, it is apparent that some rad
ical changes have been . legislated in
to the organization of the army,
which are of direct interest 'not 'only
to the line and staff officers, hut -also
to the rank and file of the enlisted
men. ; Some experiments, are to 'be
madet with the term of enlistment,
and with' the creation of , a reserve,
that will be watched with general In
terest.' , - "
The provision of the House for a
five-year enlistment was modified to
provide for a even-year term four
year of which shall be active service
and three years reserve. All the array
posts will be retained as they .now
exist. The House receded - from its
attempt to reduce - the 'r cavalry
strength to ten regiments.
Interests enlisted Men.- .. t '
The prevision relating to the term
of enlistment Is of vital moment 'to
every enlisted man. - From ' November
12, 1912, men who enter Uncle Sam's
service pledge themselves to serve
for' seven years instead of three; the
first : four In the regular army, and the
last three on furlough, without pay,
In the -new reserve force. : However,
it is provided that in case the Army )
Cars Loaded With Cfane Tops
Burn; Cave-In Cuts Off
r Water Supply
Special SUr-Bulletla ;r Correspondence!
-The garrison :was turned out about
7:1S p. m. on the th by fire calk I
was found that one of three careof
"cane toos" shipped her eas. bed ding
for animais naa .caugni iirev.. ; 1 ne
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a ' TVa
cars were standing on a siamgoacKf Wahlawa' reservoir , vV.' -of
the 2nd; Infantry cantonment andi ,A fIre 1n ha earrisori-wcrald be a
the - fire in all : probability had, been
started by the hot particles of sand
thrown out by the Incoming train
from Honolulu. ' !':-'. ' VX-C
It was Impossible to extinguish the
fl re owing to the nature of the mate
rial, but details of soldiers pushed the
adjacent cars out of danger.- : ,
The ; long-threatened water famine
is -at hand. A-few days ago the al.
ready short supply of Water available
oil I io :v ;v ;. .
UuJljL.iI.: 'ILjJ.
Executed .
profoundly. The populace Is lnu.-.;:!y
o or 7 ''M-
cup, maintaining an aver;
cf f-.t-s IC - rrV
t j... -i XI r .. .
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1 Reserve Is called Into, active
a man : re-enlisting sLiIl receive
oounty 10 De computca at t3 rt
$8 for, each month of th3 f!rt ycz
the period that shIl tav j c! :
since his last dischsx frcra thD
c .
t :'
ular army;' at the rcte cf
month for the? second year cf
penoa; at tne rate or i per n;
for the third year of such psriod; ci
at the rate of 2 per inor;th fcr tzj
subsequent year of such period. Tli
maximum bounty Is $300. - '-"'
It Is also provided that at tha er
piration of four years' continuous e:r
vice with " such organIziticn3, cith r
-under a first or any sutccquezt en
listment,, any soldier may be rs en
listed for another period. ' S3 atcva
provided for, in -which event ha shnU
rececelve'hia final dla;har3 from hl3
prior .enlistment: .Provi-sl further,
that any enlisted man, at the eip U"
tion of . three years continuous s z r
vice with such organizations, - eltncr
under a first or any-subsequent en
listment, upon his written applica
tion, may be furloughed and- trnr.
ferred to the Army Reserve,' in tl. 3
discretion -of the Secretary -of War,
in which event he shall not .be en
titled to re-enlist In the service until
the expiration of his term of- seven
years: Provided further, that ;for all
enlistments hereafter .accomplished
under the, provisions of this act, four
years shall be counted as an-enllst-
(Continued on Pa;t )-
was almost entirely cut .off by the
caving-In of ; a tunnel- that served to
collect the supply and conduct-It to a
catch-basin , It will be difficult to
clear - out the tunnel and no ?other
wells are known' to exist.
- All water In the garrison -has been
ordered ; cut off ; at. the main , supply
gUtion .from g p m to 4
j further orders and all animals are
inow ukn three tIme3 to a stand
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stand-pipe is supplied from
1U . UM&I Uib W WUS ttm. A.
mosr senous matter at tni3 ume since
the buildings are but of pine and only
two small chemical engines are avail
able to fight;a blaze;; ; v. ; -
;'-' Supervisor John .Koomoa of Ha
waii, who arrived last Saturday In the
Mauna'Kea, wilL it is said, appear be
fore the Investigation rnow bein con
ducted by Secretary of the Interim
Fisher.- '' " ' -

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