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Sonoma, Oct. 1
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For Yanrtiuier:
XlarauiM, Oct 8.
Evening Bulletin. Kfct. 12, x0
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX.. No. 6397.
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Secretary Fisher
Hearing He
Will Report; Belief Frear Is To
Be Recommended .For Reap
Ending -with; three notable state
rat.nts, in one of which Gov. Frear
opened his .heart and talked with an
eloquence and a frankness that moved
his hearers deeply,, the Fisher investi
gation into Delegate Kuhio's com
plaint came to a close at 1:15 o'clock
'this afternoon. . .
From 9:30 o'clock on the secretary
of the interior, sat in his chair in the
senate chamber, closing up his Investi
gation. ' At ;the end, after Governor
Frear and Attorney .C. W. Ashford had
made short but strong statements as
to the Investigation and what it has
accomplished, the' secretary of the In
teror gave, a ,?ery brief talk in which
he told the people of Hawaii that they
must work - with tneir governor and
v.crk with him for Hawaii. :
He declared ; that Goternor 'Frear
has had 'to play too much of a lone
band, in the same breath saying that
perhaps- that, is -partly due to the gov
ernor's disposition. Xle spoke briefly
oil. the -diffifttJUe confronting Jhojgov-j
emor y'.:y
"He" said that tis own mlml is prac
tically made, up. as. to what his recom
mendation about Governor Frear's re
appointment" is to be, but that j he
could not of ccjurse make ' it, public
now. .But to those who remained un
til the end of the C session today and
heard his closing words, Mr:". Fisher
seemed plainly ' intimating;' that he
will . recommend Gov.' .Frear's reap
pointment v That he will also Oecom
iuend many changes in governmental
methods and in laws here is also ex
pected. ' '
... Practically all of the sensation of
the closing day ;was packed Into fifteen-
minutes at the end. The Secre
tary had heard from It. A. Thurston
on a number of points, Mr. Thurston
being almost two hours on the stand.
Richard,; lvers followed, to answer
Who declares himself satisfied with
Mr. Fisher's In estimation.
questions both of homesteading and
of immigration. S. T. Starrett. su
perintendent of public marketing, an
swered a few general questions as to
farming: here. This ended the detail
of the sessions and the Secretary ask
ed the Governor if he wished to say
Somewhat hesitatingly at first, but
with increasing eloquence and vigor,
Governor Frear then made a short
statement; in which his voice showed
the deep emotion that overcame his
natural reserve of manner. Few iu
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speak so before.
"Mr. Secretary, I have nothing fur
ther of a particular nature to add, but
if I may be permitted, I might say
a few .words of a general nature, v
T don't pretend for a moment that
my administration has been free from
mistakes. That would be foolish. : s I
nevef heard of , any administration
Whose statement today was the
dramatic sensation of the Fisher hear
Inps. "
here or elsewhere that has been free
from mistakes, v
"My surprise has been rather that
in the mass of transactions that have
occurred during the last five years,
so few mistakes have been establish
ed. If my critics had come to head
quarters, 1 could have informed them
of more "and more serious mistakes
on my part and the part of those un
der me than they have been able to
establish. 'You are doubtless aware,
Mr. Secretary, from wliat you have
seen and heard of the difficulties that
confront any Governor of this Terri
tory and are doubtless aware of the
great mass of details that come to the
Governor especially in connection
with land matters. I have had my
troubles through the mistakes of those
Jnl mediately under me. They have
had their troubles in turn from the
mistakes, of those under them. But I
believe that they, like myself, have
earnestly endeavored to do their best
Mistakes must needs be. On account
of the human limitations, lack of fore
sight, lack of Information, lack of
time due to the great mass ofkbusl
ness to be transacted and the insuf
ficiency of the force to transact It.
It is easy, to criticize this, that or the
dther thing to be selected, and per
haps for jiist criticisms, and the
thousands of things that have been
done to the satisfaction of all may
be easily overlooked. I may not have
indulged enough in publicity, not ad
vertised my plans sufficiently. 1
think I can well bring others in the
same boat with me. If my critics had
come to me instead of making these
letting these complaints moulder in J
their . minds all these years, they
could have had things cleared up. If
those who think the conditions could
have, been changed by new remedies
had come out with them and offered
to help a hand, something bettor
might have ifsulted. 1 think, con
scious as I am of the earnest hard j
work that I have done with a mind ;
single to the good of this territory.;
and being human like the rest of man-;
kind. I will be pardoned for saying'
that this attack on me lias cut deep.
I think that probably my critics have;
magnanimity enough so that t.iey I
would not have reseated it if 1 had Ifit ;
back hard in my own defense ami
cross.counte-red at them. 1 have, how-:
ever, refraiued from doing so. I have:
felt that life was too short to indulge
in such matters, and that ihat would;
only make bad matters worse. I havej
ft also the possibilities of doing in-j
justice by attributing motives it is'
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easy , to . attribute wrong motives. I
wish to say that from what I , have
heard and seen during the-last month
ot two of "the principal complainant,
learned of. hi3 views, that I. am" con-?
vtaced that, he has had a sincere feel
irig that conditions .. here were not
what heyought- to be,, and , in .that)
UUyree ' with 'bim, and-'eyeri
though, he may not have fully, realized
just whetejill the difficulties lay and
what-all the remedies should be and
in that he is by no 'means alone, and
I believe, that while I cannot read his
mind and know the motives that have
induced him to take the steps J hat he
has taken, at least one that has played
a very considerable part has been a
desire to Improve conditions here
-f a ; sincere desire to do that
I . wish, at ' the same time, to
express my appreciation of the con-
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Law to Introduce Ordinance
Which Will "Even Up"
Things, He Thinks
Officials and employes in the city
and county of Honolulu will be com
pelled to eschew the noble art of
playing politics, and stick to the strict
performance of their duties as serv
ants of lt3 public, if a resolution
which may be introduced by Supervisor,-Eben
Low gets past the board
and becomes a law.
"All officers in the city and county
government as weil as the other hired
help. of the municipality, will have
to attend to business, and stop de
voting their time and attention to re
election, if the will of the present
membership on the board is obeyed
and carried out to the letter, so de
clared Supervisor 'Eben Low.
"This playing politics and leaving
the government to run itself is noi
a fair and square deal by any man
ner of means, and should stop."
Low professes to have the support
of Supervisors Murray, Kruger, Ama
na and possibly D wight in the back
ing of his resolution and staying with
the sameuntil its passage.
One thorn, however, remains in the
side of the faction of cTiy fathers who
would have servants of 'the public
look after the duties for which they
are paid.
The annual meeting of the Inter
Cfcurch Federation was held at one
o'clock todty in the Y. M. C. A. build
ing, and officers for the coming year
were elected. Those elected to hold
cflice ere: Bishop Rcstarick, presi
de! F. J. Lowrey, vice president; R.
Members of Cabinet Go Out on
Tug Navajo To Look
Over Work
Decision Not to Visit Volcano
. and Cruiser Will Sail
Pearl Harbor is the Knox-Fisher
program for this afternoon, when the
two cabinet officers will together
i view Uncle Sam's Pacific naval strong-
jhold, and see for themselves where
and how the millions appropriated by
: Congress are being . expended. For
Pearl Harbor and the progress of the
work there the visit" is of exceptional
importance, for everyone connected
with the construction of the naval base
believes that the greatest argument
that can be advanced in its favor is
a first-hand view fit the plant
The party was scheduled to leave
this afternoon on the navy tug Navajo
as the guests of Rear Admiral Walter
C, Cowles, commandant of the Hono
lulu naval station. f Besides the Secre
tary of State and the Secretary of the
Interior, the inspection party - includ
ed Mrs. Knox,r Governor Frar Rear
Admiral 'Alfred Reynolds, Mr. ' Rans
ford Miller of the-1 Stat Department
and Mr. Meyer, private secretary to
Secretary -t-Fisher;; About an hour's
Btay iU Jbe-ipadAsifit lirecdxydoftslJtft,
during which timethe "mysteries of
construction will be briefly explained
to the visitors, and a general outline
of the plans imparted to them right on
the ground. -Knox
Tries Surf.
Walkiki beach behaved like a spoil
ed child yesterday afternoon, refusing
o "act up" for the benefit of the Knox
party,1 who tested the pleasures and
excitement of surf riding. The Secre
tary, MrsA Knox- and Mr. Miller got
fOEly a tase of the real thing, how
ever, for the surf was running very
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Mayor Fern, who is a candidate for
re-election for ihe office of head of
the city government, is believed
would naturally oppose the passage
of such a measure. Fern is famous
for his campaigning on the time and
at the expense of the public taxpayer,
i according to the Supervisors. The
important political centers on the
island and His Honor is said to have
little else to do these days but look
to Ihe strengthening of his political
The opinion around the City ' Hall
is that the proposed resolution is also
aimed at the city and county attor
ney's department, where Messrs.
Cathcart, Brown and Milverton hold
The police department also comes
in for a share in the talk occasioned
by the mooted regulation.
According to the resolution that
Low would introduce all officials and
employes found devoting any part of
their time to furthering their politi
cal interests- toward a re-election or
re-appointment, must give due notice
and also pay the bill for furnishing a
substitute to look after their duties
as city and county servants.
r The passage of the resolution
would require a big drain wpon the
pocket books of more than orte pa
triot now serving this city under a
fat salary.
H. Trent, treasurer: W. G. Hall, secre
tary, and Paul Super, executive secre
tary. The report of the year's work
was, made by the treasurer and a re
pcrt was also made in the Christian
Extension committee's work.
The plan for the reception of Harry
N Holmes, advance agent ihe
Smith-Robbins Tour, was decided upon
r.nd the details of entretalnment re
ferred to the Christian Extension com- !
mil tee. The following reception com
mittee was appointed: J. W. Wad
man. B. V. Colley, J. A. Rath and L.
R Killam.
Another investigation of the poi
shops has just been made and samples
taken. According to the report of
Food Commissioner Blanchard, it has
proved to be the best set of samples
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, . GEO. W. PERKINS. . ;
One of Roosevelt's Financial . Backer
to the Tune of $47,500
Associated Press Cable
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct 2. Sen
ator Dixon, manager of Roosevelt'
campaign, testified before the Senate
Investigating committee this morning
that Dr. Hanna, Geo. W. Perkins and
Frank Munsey gave $25,000 each In
addition to the amount of campaign
contributions set before their name
yesterday. He charged that Charle
Taft ha given $600,000 to aid the
campaign of his brother, William
Howard Taft, for reelection.
That Roosevelt's campaign in 1904
was backed almost exclusively by the
corporations was the testimony of G.
R. Sheldon, present treasurer of the
Republican national campaign com
mittee, who testified that at the time
in question the Standard Oil Com
pany, J. Pierpont Morgan, H. C. Frlck
and George Gould each contributed
$100,000 to aid Roosevelt; and he
makes the 'further astounding aster
tion that of the total campaign fund
collected for Roosevelt, the corpora
tion contributed seventy-three and
one-half per cent
Senator Dixon testified that the to
tal expenditures for Roosevelt's p re
nomination campaign was $98,000.
This, he said, did not include the
money mentioned as expended in the
same cause in Hooker's statement,
and he further said that as he kept
no dooks, he could not verify figures.
The United Fruit Company, the big
gest banana-handling concern in the
world, refuses to come to Hawaii.
Two years ago it sent an agent here,
who moused around the islands talk
ing of contracts with the growers,
but now he declines a chance at Pa
cific trade.
Such is the information that L. A.
Thurston gave incident to a state
ment made at the Fisher hearing this
morning. He was talking of the
farming situation in the islands, and
told Mr. Fisher that on his recent
visit to the mainland he had called
up the president of the United Fruit
Company in Boston and had asked
him about taking up banana trade in
Hawaii, "lie said Haws ux far
away and that the' company already
has all the business its twenty-two
steamers can handle on the Atlantic
and in the Gulf of Mexico." said Mr.
ever taken, and the quality of the poi I
was found to be well above the stand
TIB fire mm
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Ultimatum bent
Allied States
night ; Followers of Mahomed
Eager For Battle
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BELGRADE, Servia, Oct 2. A band ;of fifty Turk fired acrott the
frontier Into Servia. at trocps of the Tatter country-last night. A a result
the war in the Balkans i believed' to be at hand.. One million armed
men, representing Servia, , Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro . . are In ths
field, mobilized in a common cause.
lease cf ammunition consigned to 8ervla and 0? .Greek vessel detained
by the Turk ha been ent io Constantinople and it expire at - mid
night. ! Should. Turkey Ignore the v ultimatum' or return a -negative reply,
the combined armies will cross' the frontier into Turkish territory before
daylight. The Turk,', notwithstanding their war with: Italy'ln -Trlpsii,
have seemed to welcome the combat : They have mobilized ; an army cf
200,000" men in the .territory threatened. . - . . ' : -
The outcome of the aooroaehin c'trucole. It I belivedf-wlll mezn
that either the Turk will be driven
will .have a prestage, at present weak,
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ELY. Nevada Oet 2v Three thousand mth employed In.thr rnln";t cf '
Consolidated Companies went on trlke, today. In sympathy with th 9. n:.i '
ywhV are "out-at Bingham,: Utah, and
deration.. a-av . ' -
weight pugilist of the world, who was
terday,; i improving. . -,
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RAWLINGS, Wyo., Oct t. A negro confined In 'prison here boasted
that he violated a woman 78 years old and was at once lynched by his'
fellow convict. -' . ' .v;!:'-:Vr1-;::y;;''-; ' ; - :
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De Palma Wins
cKUal Star-Bulletin Cable N . ; 4 . . J - .
MILWAUKEE. Wis. Orft. 1-Ralch de Palma. in a Mercedes, won the'1
Vanderbilt Cup in the auto race here
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BERLIN, Oct 1. The German banks have refused to finance th Bal
kan States for a war on Turkey. v ''-'''.-7S'
Sugar Goes Up 10 Cents "
Associated Press Cable . I K
v SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.rThe price of refined sugar has been ad
vanced ten cents. ' . --'
Regiment . Recently Payless,
Has No Field Officers for
Coming Maneuvers
The field officers of the Fifth Cav
alry, must be an exceptionally able
set of officers, for with the exception
cf the colonel and one major, every
one of them has been taken away
from the regiment for special staff
duty. While flattering to the Fifth,
this puts the Cavalry "up against it"
for the coming maneuvers, the two
exceptions above noted being also un
available for service with the regi
ment. M
The Fifth, then, is in the extraor
dinary position of being recently pay
less, now horseless, and soon to be
officerless. Colonel Wilder is to com
mand one of the armies that is to
wage mimic warfare, and therefore
wili not be in direct command of his
regiment, and Major McClure, being a
member of the maneuver board, will
be taken by General Macomb to act
as one of the umpires. Of the other
field officers of the regiment, Lfeuten-!
The four-masted schooner Alice
Cooke was reported off Koko Head at
3 o'clock this afternoon.
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Expires At Mid
: The ultimatum demanding the re
Out of Europe, or n case of ?v)ct iry,
greatly ctrengthened. , ::
who are employes of the same ccr-
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operated upon for ,appendlcltl yes
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toaay, averaging ea 4-0 miles an
Ftar-Bulletln Cable .
ant f'xlrhn a1 DAriaAn hoa . vaa a IhA
General Staff, Major Wolters to the '
Militia Division, and Major Jenkins
to the Inspector General's depart- .
mpTir Sn In the fiolri mir1n tha ottw-
ing maneuvers captain will command :
squadrons, the senior Cavalry cap
tain of the armv haviner the greater ,
amount of cavalry, having no less v
thin I rr V FAyna ivs9aw h I ta A I -
Regimental Maneuvers.
An ita roTlmonfiil nrae-tfra march, bnt
instead of makine the round the IsV
and hike, as ha3 heretofore been the -
custom, the two battalions stationed -
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ai ocuoueia narnicKs win luaim c
Fort Shatter, where they will be Join-
oA hr Vafnr tt'hnlWa ha.ttalion. th "
entire regiment then putting in sev
eral clays in a maneuver problem, la
the neighborhood of Moanalua.
Colonel French, who is now m .
command of the Fecoml. will, it I
understood, work out an attack ana -
defense of Honolulu problem wnicn ,
should prove both interesting and la-
structive irom a mnuary kwuuiwihi.
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