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Frem S. F.s
Wilhelmina. Oct. 1.
For 8. F.x
Lurline-Shinyo Ot.1
From Ysneonver:
Zealaudia, Oct. 9.
For Vanconter:
Marama, Oct. 8.
Evening Bulletin, Est. 18X2. No. 5354.
Hawaiian Star, Vol. XX.. No. 0295.
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Fisher Is Shown
What Has Been
Governor Walter F. Frear took the
"wltne8 standi before Secretary of
the Interior Fisher this morning and
began a statement that will be one
of the big features of the Investiga
tion made by. the Secretary into Dele
gate Kuhlo's charges and Hawaiian
land conditions.
Ills statement was not concluded
when the hearing adjourned shortly
after 12:30 o'clock, and. will be con
tinued tomorrow. It involves his en
tire administration, his policies, par
ticularly - with reference to home
steading, and . the actual results ac
complished, in ."peopling the land." V
' Told by Secretary Fisher to give
4he facts In his own way and to
bring ont such points as he consider
ed pertinent to : the occasion and the
Secretary's general mission here, the
Governor started with a review or
the homesteading law and something
Of the conditions which prevailed
,-when he 'tooK office four years ago.
From this he passed to a brief sum
mary of the work of tfce advisory land
commission, took up then the new
.laws as recommended by the'legisla-
'- m ' i si v-maoaA Kw trv iff ado Anst
iuiv iuu aoou wj wuftitoo.iMivi
'dwelt. somewhat- a.t length on the na-
ture of the changes made. j' v '
-? Then . the Governor went Into 1 the
development oV homesteading under
t his administration. . and brought out
.strongly, the, fact;, that fander . hia , ad
'mlnlstration there have' been an aver-
aee of 253 homesteads taken up an-
nually; 'as against 133 ' annually for
s the seveh'years preceding, under oth-
V Statement Is Careful.
The -Governor's statement was lis-
anAi m with' dAPn Interest throueh-
Bntllv'thpro wrft filirflt in-
terruptions when Mr. Fisher or oth
ers asked questions, but for. the most
part the- Governor went along stead
Mly.V He -spoke slowly and chose his
words carefully, developing - c
'' went the facts of what he has done
and tried to do to give the small farm
er and the homesteader a fair deal
. in Hawaii. ; :
r-oi i hi, etfltomentL the Governor
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" showed that two tracts at least or
cane lands have been- opened about
which' the Delegate and his attorney
seemed . to know nothing. Secretary
Fisher commented upon this quickly,
"in a good many Instances the Dele
gate's complaint appears correct, and
v m a-good many Instances it appears
not correct," he , suggested, pointing
6 out that the Governor had just dis
proved part of the Delegate's com
plaint of homesteading not being pro-
- j - til. ilmlnctraHnn Hp.
mUlCU UUUSf "8' uiuiu""" -
said that the Delegate's complaint In
this particular seems too broad, and
Ashford replied, "We have found
enough to say that It is too broad."
-Tho Railroad Accident Law.
. 4 .Allln(r An (ha horn Afttpftd inE
J , fkiiVt w
' matter, the Governor began to takt
up other features of the complaint
The inquiry turned aside from this line
a little to deal with the story related
to Secretary Fisher that four Japan
ese children had been killed on the
O. K. & L. tracks and no damage
could be recovered because of the law
passed by the last Legislature free
ing railroads from responsibility for
acciaents occurring to pedestrians on
their rights-of-way. Governor Frear
saiJJia ? himself thought this clause
Bhould be stricken from the bill, and
explained that the bill came to him
. late in, the session, and while he dis
approved it, he signed because there
waaT a legal' doubt as to whether the
bill Itself was not so worded that the
clause was merely "declaratory." He
said also that he was loath to veto
the till because other important meas-
. urea jyere to be dealt with and he did
not wish, to 'waste his strength."
Fisher went, Into the facts of the
case from several persons In the room
and learned that the accident happen
ed before the passage of tne bill. How
ever, Fisher intimated that' he himself
does not believe the law is right, and
that the roads should not be freed
from the consequences of gloss negli
gence. Labor Troubles Probed.
Another feature today was that At
torney General Lindsay was put on
the stand and questioned closely by
Attorney Ashford regarding the ar
rest of laborers during the visit of the
steamship Senator a year ago and
Entire Second-Story Offices
Single or En Suite"
Merchant and Alafcea Streets
Phone 2648
Who begun today his stiijf ment to
Secretary Fisher of what progress has
been accomplished under his admlnls
traUon. .
their detention as . witnesses a'gainst
the labor agents, Craig and Guzman.
Llndsay said he had helped issue the
warrants . because ne thought he was
required' to do so under the law, ad
mitting that" the ; Supreme Court a ft-,
erwards held that both he and the
Circuit . judge who issued the war
rants were i acting illegally in. doing
aa; Tn'ft-'tgunection-6f ;'Artcey'tquirtbv go through a mimber of
A. Kinney S. M. Ballou and M. F.
Frosser with the case was brought
out, Lindsay saying he presumed tney
were acting for the planters, although
nominally enlisted for the prosecution
by the .Territory.
Lindsay declared the Governor him
self knew nothing of this matter.
The Japanese strike was also
brought up during the morning and
Ashford questioned C. It. Hemenway,
who was attorney-general at that
time, as, to the breaking open of a
safe to get evidence against the labor
leaders. ' Hemenway acknowledged
the responsibility for directing much
of the prosecution but said in this
particular instance the safe was
broken open under local attorneys be
fore they were formally deputized by
his office.
Governor Frt-ar, it was also em
phasized, was on Hawaii when this
occurred, and on his return strongly
disapproved of the course taken. Ash
ford asked if the disapproval were
strong enough to insure the return of
the documents, and Frear said they
were not returned, that the evidence
round was Incriminating.
These tw,o instances of labor trou
blesvwere pretty freely discussed, and
Ashrord's keen questions to get at
what he declared were illegal meth
sds hit several marks. The governor
himself -was not found to be involved,
but Ashford showed that the machin.
ery of the law has been called very
forcibly into play In quelling labor
troubles here.
Letter From Hilo Planter.
At the beginning of the morning
session, Attorney 'Ashford, asked if he
had any matters to bring up before
the Governor began his rebuttal, read
a letter from R. Lougher a planter
of Hilo, who was a witness before the
Secretary in the hearing at that city
last week.
The letter contained figures show
ing the relation of planter and mill.
The ultimate figure, Ashford said, was
that the mill's profit on the planter's
cane is 50.81 per ton, the mill buying
at the rate of 4 a ton when the New
York market is 4 cents a pound. The
letter was handed Mr. Fisher.
The Secretary informed Attorney
Olson that before the close of the
hearing he would like to hear some
testimony from Mr. ivers and Mr.
Starrett, and that he desired to gc
into the matter of immigration.
A number of documents and letters
were then handed to the'Seoretary py
AshTord. in relation to questions that
were brought up in the course of the
trip over Hawaii.
Attorney Ashford produced a letter
from one L. Malterre of South Hilo
on homesteading. The letter declar
ed hat the homesteading tract was
only partially opened up and that the
price, $75 an acre, appeared exorbi
tant. The writer said he did not wish
his name mentioned, but Ashford sai(
he did not believe iu anonymous com
munications and the letter went into
the record. The letter suggested that
it dots not look as if thp eovernmen
is encouraging homesteading, but, on
tlie contrary, is in with the corpora
Ashford askfd that the Attorney
(Continued on page 3.)
169 Japanese Males in Steer
age for Honolulu Cause
tt Attorney Ashford this morning tt
tt received an anonymous telephone tt
tt message informing him that if tt
tt Secretary of the Interior Walter tt
tt L. Fisher would .visit the ;steam- 3
tt er Shinyo Maru on that vessel's tt
tt arrival at Honolulu this morn- tt
tt ing the secretary "would see tt
tt something interesting." At the tt
tt conclusion of this statement the tt
tt sender hung up, and further de. tt
tt. tails of the suggestion were un- tt
tt obtainable. tt
tt The message was referred to tt
tt Secretary Fisher, who has not tt
tt announced whether he will follow tt
tt it up. He was inclined to think tt
tt it might refer to the sight of ar- tt
tt riving Japanese picture brides tt
tt from the Orient. tt
tt -. n
tttttttttttttttttttttttt tt tt tt t tt
"Picture brides! Don't mention U!n
said one federal officer this morning
when he boarded the liner Shinyo
Maru just in from the Orient and had
sized up the situation. There werP
just 147 Japanese women coming to
claim husbands. The number of pros
pective wives was in itself out of the
ordinary, but the federal officer was
again surprised when he, found that
the steerage list included; 169 Japan
ese men, many of whom it; is believed
an examination will show have never
been In Hawaii before. " ' '
The. Japanese were sent .to .the im
migration station ' wherA thv -wni ti
formalities before being permitted to
There were 115 Filipinos on board
for the plantations, and these, under
orders from Washington, were held
on board until the Hawaiian Sugar
Planters' association could, . secure
transportation for them to their specially-fitted
station, where those who
are sufferers' from hookworm will
have to undergo-treatment before go
ing to the plantations.
Lighting System Affected by
Shortage ,but Not City's
Marston Campbell, superintendent
of public works, explains that there
is no cause for arfxiety at present
over the water supply for the citv,
though the artesian level is very lov.
and water users in the upper Nuuana
Valley are still urged to use discre
tion and obviate waste as much as
The shortage of water at the Nuu
anu dam, he explains, has nothing to
do with the water supply of the city,
but merely affects the lighting sys
tem, which has been equipped to de
pend, to a large extent, on the water
power afforded by that dam. The
city's water system depends at pres
ent entirely on the artesian wells, and
the pumps at the Beretania street sta
tion are to be strengthened very
shortly by an additional boiler.
The water supply system, in brief,
is entirely separate from the lighting
system, which is under the control of
the county supervisors. The water
power used for the latter being ex
tremely, low, the supervisors must ob
tain a portion of the city's electric
juice from the Hawaiian Electric Com
pany until the rains come to relieve
the Nuuanu situation. Lights in some
parts of the city have been extin
guished temporarily for the sake of
economy and until connections can be
made to get the supply from the elec
tric company.
"So far as equipment is concerned,
the water system is better now than
it has ever been," says Mr. Campbell.
"However, this long drought has been
a serious matter."
The government is going to enlist
"sailors" for ten days to rully equip
the war vessels at the Philadelphia
yards for the maneuvers to take place
in New York. This is the first time
'n the history of the nation men have
been enlisted in the navy for such a
short time.
A Fresno man whose home caught
fire dashed into the house to save his
children and was burned to death.
The children had been saved before
he made his heroic attempt
Ulster Men
To Resist
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' Wh said u We will shortly challenge the jrojfrnment to Interfere with
itt If they' dartf; andVe tfltwith eqtinimltr await the resnnV , "
Not since the, days of "Bonnie armed body styled 'TheYoung Citl
Prince Charlie" and the wars oL the zen Volunteers of Ireland.? - r
Pretenders, has England) been so Irish peers and landowners and
near the brink of civil war, as slfe rich merchants of Belfast have -sub-is
today, with the North of Ireland scribed to the war chesty to provide
arming to resist Home Rule and men modern rifies, uniforms and supplies
prominent in public affairs denoung- fdr this brigade ready to tesist Red
ing the government and lending ac- mond by, if necessary, "dying in the
tive aid and support to armed oppo- last ditch." '
siticn planned by the Unionists. Last Saturday was Ulster Day, and
Speaking at the Blenheim rally the government in expectation, of the
some weeks. ago, it was no less a per- outbreak filled the streets of Bel
son than A. Bonar Law who said: fast with troops. This did pot pre
T can imagine no length of resist- vent a great gathering of Ufeionists,
ance to which Ulster will go in which where headed y Sir Edward Car
I shall not be ready to support them." son, tens of thousands signed! a sol
Sir Edward Carson, another leader emn convenant to resist by every
of the Anti-Home Rulers said at the means in their power the attempt to
same meeting: "We shall shortly foist Home Rule cn Ireland. V
challenge the government to inter- It is not believed! that Home 'Jule
fere with us if they dare, and we will will be established without a sangu
with equanimity await the result." inary struggle accoudin to thelat
The Ulsterites Have gone further est reports from the country invplv
than words. They have organized an ed. -
Maryland With Knox
Will Arrive Tomorrow
Duration of Stay Will Depend
. on Plans of Secretary
The cruiser Maryland, carrying Sec
retary of State Knox and his party,
will arrive from the Orient sometime
tomorrow morning, the exact hour ot
arrival not being known until this
evening, when the cruiser is expected
to be in direct touch with the navy
wireless station.
The first word from the Maryland
came last night via the liner Ventura,
which picked up a message and for
warded it to Honolulu, where it was
caught by the navy instruments. Ow
ing to the course taken by the cruis
er on the run direct from Yokohama,
there is a screen of mountains be
tween the ship and the local station,
which holds up wireless until the ves
sel is well to the southward, and with
in a few hours of Honolulu. For this
reason the message Had to be relayed
Secretary Fisher and Governor
Frear will be among the speakers at
the annual banquet of the Hawaiian
Engineering Association tonight. The
banquet will be given at the Commer
cial Club, beginning at 7:30 o'clock,
and. it is expected, will bring together
all the men prominent in this profes
sion in the Islands.
Home Rule
through the friendly officers of the
liner's wireless, and it was therefore
brief, containing no news other than
the expected arrival of the Maryland.
The Knox party has again reserved
rooms at the Moana Hotel, where Mr.
and Mrs. Knox, and Mr. Ransford
Miller, head of the Division of Far
Eastern Affairs of the State Depart
ment, will remain during their stay in
Honolulu. The duration of the Sec
retary's stay will depend somewhat
on Secretary Fisher's plans, as the
latter, accompanied by Mrs. Fisher
and Private Secretary Meyer, are
planning to make the return trip to
the Coast on the Maryland.
The arrival of Secretary Knox will
be shorn of formality, and all official
calls will be made at the hotel and
not at the dock. Autos will be on
hand to take the party and their lug
gage to the Moana immediately after
arrivals, and further plans will be
then announced. Secretary Knox plans
a trip to the Volcano before return
ing to the mainland.
Residents of Costa Rica have de
manded that the I'nited States with
draw its armed forces from Nicara
gua. Wm. W. Bnrden, a young Chicago
millionaire, has recently been ordain
ed a minister of the gospel and will
leave soon to become a foreign mis
sionary in China.
Major General Wood, chief of staff.
I has left Washington for an inspection
! of the national defenses. He will tour
the entire nation.
State emp!oes have been caught
looting milk from the San Francisco
ferry depot, and making up the differ
ence with water. Several firms whose
milk seemed under standard were ar
rested and lined before the thievery
was discovered.
Legal measures to stop horse racing
in Maryland have been urged by the
l governor oi me oiaie.
1 IfflL FOR mSL
Ettor And Giovannitti In Court
While Strikers In Sympathy,
Riot In Streets Of Lawrence;
Granite Workers Strike
. Associated ttrss Cable) ; -
SALEM, Mass., Sept. SOv The trial of Ettor and ; Giovannitti, the ivis
Industrial Workers of the World leaders, charged with murdtr In connec
tion with the Lawrence strike, hkt begun at Lawrence; Afttr fating In
force for twenty-four hours. It woufi appear that the strike of the tsxtUs
workers at Lawrence as a protest .against the Imprisonment! of Ettor ari
Giovannitti Is a partial failure. Seven thousand struck, but iher ara tut
5000 Idle today. There has been considerable scattered rioting. The strik
ers' pickets have, been clubbed in places by. the police and fifteen hav
been Injured. Twelve were arrested. , x
At Qulncy, Mass thirty big granite quarries have been clotsd throu;h
strikes In sympathy with the LawrJhse workers.: v YV'--..: '; V.
: . ,' -' Associated Press. Cablol. . , 5
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 30r-At the ; resumption of the, Root;v:'.
campaign fund Inquiry here today, Cornelius Bliss Jr called as a wit.-:;:,
testified that his father the late Cornelius Bliss, destroyed all record! cf
campaign contributions and expenditures before he resigned as treat -r:.-of
the Republican national committee. - Y '. ; ; Y- Y'
(Originating oi the day the steamer
.t "-,4 Sailed.) Y;Y ;
A The ( San-Francisco SuperrUora have
notified the -United Railroads that tin
let the municipal railway can share
the Market street tracks of the United;
all negotiations will cease.' :
A maitfs worn-out stomach was trad
ed for that ota health ape in a patient
In a Paris hospital. To thoroughly
test : the .new stomach: the man got
himself as "full as a" goat," The test
was eminently satisfactory to patient
and doctors.
Dr. Walden of Biga, Russia, predicts
that eggs will soon be artiflcally made
that all the elements contained in eggs
are found in ozone.
An enormous crowd witnessed the
bantism of little Eileen Vivian Decies
at London. Lady Decies' was former
ly, Vivian Gould. The baby led a
chorus of squalls during the ceremony.
Norwegian, Danish and Swedish oil
dealers have combined to fight the "ex
tortions" of the Standard OIL They
claim their governments will assist
them in-the fight
One hundred and fifteen people were
drowned in the river Dnina in Russia,
as a result of a collision of steamers.
The Infanta Maria Theresa, sitter
of King Alfonso has just died. She
left three children.
General Sickles' home In New York
end his wonderful colection of anti
ques are threatened with seizure as a
result of the non-payment of prutni
siry notes.
Maurice Maeterlinck is working on a
sequel to his play "The Bluebird."
Should Taft win or lose, Attorney
General Wickersham will retire to pri
vate life next March.
The break between the German, Em
press and the Crown Prince is said
to be so complete that William refus
ed to attend the birthday party of the
Crown Princess.
Three cars equipped with Edison
storage batteries were successfully
tested on the Eria railroad.
More meat is being consumed in the
United States than ever before so the
pi ice has risen 3 cents a pound.
Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Ames,
San Francisco society people are to
Le dirvorced.
A French scientist claims to have
discovered rich radium bearing ores
near Meeker, Colorado.
The battleship Wyoming has been
turned over to the government by
Cramps. The new vessel Is a sister
ship of the Arkansas.
The initiative and referendum have
been declared constitutional in Colon-do
by the State Supreme Court
Over 3000 piano makers in New
York have gone on a strike.
Police were called out to quell a rioi
of 1500 New York school boys ,who
protested against a transfer of princi
pals. EVYS OF SEPT. 23-24.
Louis Glavis. secretary of the Cali
fornia conservation commission, is ac
cused of favoring the timber trust to
the detriment of the common people.
A son has been born to Mr. and M
Alfred Vanderbilt in London. Mrs.
Vanderbilt was formerly Mrs. Smith
Hollis McKim. She secured a Reno
divorce from her first husband.
A British syndicate has put up
money to dig deep into an Arizona
butte for an enormous diamond sup
posed to be buried there.
There will be two sets of Republic
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Postmaster General Hitchcc
Tells of Plans for ths
i New System 1,
' By C. S. ALBEiiT
Special Star-Bulltin Corresiwndence
raaster General Hitchcock, after r
viewing the work of his several com
mittee recently appointed to r wori
out a plan of establishing the parcel
post'sy3tein stated today that he .ws.i
well . pleased with the progress that
has been made. He is now more con
fident than ever that the organic
tlon of the new service will be com
pleted in time to put the parcel post
Into general ! operation on the first
of January next He has decided to
place a liberal construction on the
law and Include the star routes . as
flhe service to many additional mil
lions of people. Through Inadvert
ence the act failed ; to : mention star
routes. ' ' -. ....
Mr. Hitchcock stated - that thera
might be some uncertainty as to the
establishment of a local parcel post
in Alaska on January 1st because of
the unseasonable time. V The, diffi
culties In handling the parcel post la
Alaska are likely to be very great,
and for thatreason the matter of, es
tablishing the local system there will
be taken up later, or after the system
has been thoroughly perfected within
the United States proper. However,
the system between the United
States and Alaska,- the Philippines,
and Hawaiian Islands, ; as well 3
Porto Rico, will be put into operar
tion on January 1st
Fifteen division superintendents of
the Railway Mail Service stationed
at important cities hroughout the
country from New York to San Fran
cisco were in conference ; with the
Postmaster General this afternoon re
garding the preparations to be made
ror handling the large volume of par
cel mail that will have 'to be carried
in. ran way posiai cars ua mc au
cel nost eoes into effect The execu
tive officers of other branches of the
nostal service are being summoned to
Washington for similar conferences
an presidential electors on , the No
vember California ballot, one column
being headed "Republicans favoring
Taft" otifl tha nthpf "R ntihlicansi fa-'
A Ull I . v. f
voring Roosevelt." "
Rebels ambushed a Mexican federal
force, and completely routed thm at
Monterey, Mexico. -
The California railroad commission
has ordered the Southern Pacific rail-
I UaU UJ cirvn . 3uavui
Berkeley, Cat V . - - . ; '
Cuba is threatened wltn ; bankrupt
cy, the treasury being empty, ana tne
government having already, defaulted,
on some of its bonds. ". r. y
Tbe striking miners at Bingham,
Utah, have remained quiet, but talX
of future trouble if the company per-,
gists in resuming operations In tie
mines. - , -

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