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i'.vening Bulletin. Kst. iss2. No. ..47'.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. ."11.
President Disapproves Immi
gration Bill That Would
Shut Many Europeans
Out of Territory
f Special tftar-HulMIn ratde
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 14.
PreJdent Taft today vetoed the Oi II
inghan Currett immigration bit?. The
grounds for the president's disap
proval are based on his exposition to
the 'literacy test" incorporated in the
bi!l whijh would shut out aliens un
able ftp read the English or some
other Ungvage. The president's veto
was written alter he had held a hear
ing on the bX There la considerable
do. bt a'l ko whether It wlil be passed
oer the veld.
President .'faft'r action is gratifyir?
to people here who have been endeav
oring to bring Europeans to Hawaii
us many of the Portuguese and Span
iurds, It was claimed, would not 1
able' to pass tbe literacy test. The
Star-Bulletin's Washington . corre
spondent some days ago forecast the
p residential, reto.
Acting upon complaints that Con
tractor George E. Marshall has beec
violating the law requiring citizen la
bor upon public contracts. City Attor
ney Cathcart has begun an investiga
tion of the facts in the ' case., Th(
same- complaints, It is stated, have
been taken to the attorney general"
office, and the attorney general is alsc
looking into the matter. It is allegec
that the violation of the law is an ex
tremely serious matter for a contract
or, the penalty being fixed at from ter
to one hundred dollars a day for eacl
offense, and every' non-citizen beinr
so worked Is said to constitute an of
fense against the law.
The public work upon which the !aw
I? declared to have been violated if
up on Punchbowl, where Mr. Marsh; il
has been engaged In grading and fill
lng under the terms of a re
cently-iet contract According to th(
two engineers of the department o
public works yesterday went out t
the place where the work is unde'
way and there 'saw that Japanese
were being used in loading dirt-wag
ong and In drilling.
Not only In the law itself, but In the
territorial contract, there is stated U
be a clause providing that none bu
citizens or persona eligible to beconv
citizens can be given employment oi
public works of this nature, and it i
alleged that the employment of th
Japanese constitutes a violation o'
the law.
Attorney Cathcart declined to dis
cuss the case this morning beyon
saying, In answer to a question, tha
the complaints had been made and h
"had taken them up for investigation a
Another Cunarder is to forsake h
Atlantic for the Pacific, with the tnns
f t r of the steamship Albania, which b
declared by officers in the transpon
Sherman .to have been punhaied b.
the directors of th? Weir Line, fo'
service between the West coas-t of th-.
Vr.ited Stales and the orient.
The vessel has bee:i rfn.unl 'hi
1'olefic and is to be hurried to thr !
I u( ifl, with i t' w or :!, ;'T.;''
in operation and to as.-kt is caringfo-
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)1 Merchant & AUltea, Phone 2648
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Democrats Decide On
Public Utilities Bill
Caucus Favors Commission of
Five, First Appointive, Lat
ter Elective
A public utilities bill, providing for
i commission to be at first appoint
.ve and later elective, has been de
eded upon by Democratic members
of the house and senate who have
oeen caucusing for weeks on pending
legislation, and will probably be one
f the first measures introduced after
the legislature meets next Wednes-
del V
Under the terms of this bill, the
"ommission will consist' of five mem
bers, and the governor will be author
zed to appoint the first commission.
These members will hold office until
he next general election, when five
commissioners will be elected at largo,
he entire territory voting on the can
didates as it now votes for delegate to
The Democrats, it is said, believe
that the passage of a public utilities
act is one oi" the. niot-t important
luties that confronts the legislature
and will unite on a measure that
meets their approval. The bill as
jrafted and practically decided upon
it a caucus last night is a lHii.uthy
piece of work, some sixty type-written
pagetj being devoud to i' various
A Republican inline utilities bill is
ilso being framed, as mentioned some
eeks ago.
Outsiders following the legislature
"losely are inclined to the belief that
if" any measure is passtd it will be a
vompromise one.
The local military colony atherc .1
at Oceanic wharf last evening to wit
ness the departure of the transport
Sherman for Guam and Manila. The
'roopship sailed at five o'clock.
Hundreds of Honoluians gathered a'
Alakea wharf las: eveniitg at the de
parture of ihe Hamburg-American
aner Cleveland for the far east. The
Royal Hawaiian band was much in ev
PA(;i:s - nnNoLri.', territory ok Hawaii, rmo.w.
w,r nowcr U ilireatenrd
Cruz to project American Interests
oemtoi- Gecrge C. Hewitt of Ha
waii probably will be unable to take
i.is seat ':
band of i
the men t
sible held
rh uglier house of the leg
Wednesday, and the little
ocrats will lose one of
counted "upon as a pos-t-muse
of his well-known
was of thinking and act-
nz. Such is the news received yes-
unlay froir. IL
cheer to th
ou the fighting
.van, winch brought no
.islators already here
essage from Hawaii
: is oui'e ili and will
a' to come to the
A v ireless r
said that Ilev,:
probabiy i.o; 1
senate for -r .v
harc-aiKl fa I
eks. if at all. The
1.1 rats in the upper
house will lc- l.mr -.lames L. Coke,
(.'urtis l !r..,ka Mil A. I. Wirtz. of
Oahu. and I'elben 10. Metzger of Hilo.
Metzger is e
low morr.ing
i.tots Davi i I
kekau are (;
cJoubtfi'l colin
eeted to arrive tomor
: ti e Mauna Kca. Sen-
iU.ker and It. H, Ma--i
I. "ed rather in the
: lor hotli parties. They
Rulers, but Make-
have bee n I
k:iu came to the a Democratic con
Mi.tiviti as a 1' u'-'n and the Dom
errais are hopiiis: 'iO"gly that he will
stick with th.em.
Senators Haldwin and Penhallow.
of Maui, are both counted upon to be
valuable members of the upper house,
while the eteran representative. Rice,
is now a senator and will -undoubtedly
be a strong man.
Makckan and Maker will be very
j.opular members dining the session
because they just about hold the bal
ance of power, particularly in .case the
Republican majority wishes to over
ride a gubernatorial veto.
Sceiies In Revolution Tortured Mexico
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Mexican cily daring the rebelliou
the front in Tpxt.js taken at ihe time
Great Fleet of War-Canoes Will
Circle Off Shore and Repro
duce Historic Landing
A fleec of great canoes, among them
the immense boats in which scores of
years ego the kings and chiefs of Ha-;
waii went to war. will land at Waikiki
beach shortly after ten o'clock next
Friday morning in one of the most
pieturesque pageants that the spirit of
carnival has even conceived. It will j
be the carnival week feature of the
landing ef Katnr hameha I on the
shores of Oahu, and in point of bril
liant coloring and historic interest one
of the most notable events of all the
eight carnivals Honolulu has produced.)
John H. Wise, chairman of the com-:
mittee, lias done some very had
work since, a few days ago, he was,
secured for the position when the orig-!
inal chairman. W. T. Kawlins. was!
taken ili. This morning I Mrector-Gen
eral T. ill ins'A t; h and Chairman 1
Wise made public some of the plan.-I
lor the historic pageant. j
At ten cclock the b:; fleer of canoes j
will leave the public baths at Wa;-.
kiki eear!: and paddle seaward through'
the Satis Souci channel thar leads1
ou thnumh 'he e;iral reefs. Describ-j
ing a r,-;.ies;ic sctni-cii c !e. the fleei
will pr-u eed slowly along far out over;
the blue waters and the foaming surf
and then
Kl to
K ,i'!iehav
the tilory of
will be only
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resplenc'ent iti ail
a-i-1 feather cloak.
;l.e figures of his
toric ir.u res
Chi. is gorgeously
cires.-td i;
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leak- -f red and scarlet
- a' l- ranct". Also t here will
l.e c an i
i in o:.'. : ! the bijrst canoe j i
the "feather od." tin god of Kame-j
ban" ha. i'ikailii;ioku. ar.d a high
pr'h st. i
The a;; '1 s w:!l
wr.-: t ! ! lc:,
c on:e- to shore just,
Moana iKiI 1 1 e r .
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w hit h to vic-w tl:-' pOreai:
-pot ! : om j
Chairman Wi-e this morning stated
that seventy Katr.el.an.eha hoys, a
large eh legatlciti from the Karro ha-'
meha A'l-iri'ic c l;;b and several other i
organiza' ii ns will take i.irt. One of
the canoes is to bo. Prince Kuhio's
ri:n. n. mi::. -12 pages.
which elevated Madero to power, end,
intervention seemed near two years ago.
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He's WvMng Hard
On Banana
Jack Kalakiela Not Pure Phil-'
anthropist, However Solon
Declines to Make Pubi c His
Scale of Fees
Jack Kalakiela, Democratic repre
sentative elect from the fifth district
is working hard on the collection of
banana claims, but ijot altogethar for
his health, or even for his polilical
honor as one of the pledgors of com
pensation to the sufferers from the
crusade against the banana tree, con
demned as another sort of deadly upas
tree on the charge thai It harbored tho
yellow fver mosquito tae pledge be
ing given in consideration of election
of the pledgors to whatever offices
they respectively desired by the suf
11 ages of the people.
As a matter of tact, Mr. Kalakiela
is doing a thriving business aa attor
ney, or proctor, or trustee, or some
thing for ban-ma claimants. One wo
man client lor damages happened to
It getting the somewhat elaborats pa
pers nut through the notarial process
reouired when a Star-Bulletin reporter
called this morning to ask Mr. Kala
kiela regarding the truth of a rumor
that the fees charged claimants by
huii were fantastb all v made up ou'h?
principle of "ill the revenue the
freight will bear."
Mr. Kalakiela laughed at the part
of the rumor which represented him
as charging claimant? according to the
number ot persons in their families.
In answer to a direct question on that
point he 'denied the imputation, yet
repeated inquiries as to his scale of
e barges failed to eoke an answer.
"You can make out your own
claim." he said in reply -to the first
question, which was whether he was
charsing claimants for filing their
claims with him, "and then all it will
cost you is twenty-five cents for the
oath. I am just charging for my
services in making ont the papers for
those who want me to do so, and the
regular fee for swearing There is a
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great war canoe from Kailua. more j
than a hundred years old and without '
a blemish. It is constructed along thft
old-time types thai are fast disappear-1
ing. J
below, American soldiers ready for
(Associated Press Cable)
river steamers Seminole and Corcor
an today collided in a bay fog, and
sank, carrying with them $60,000 in
gold bullion. The crews and more
than forty passengers were saved
with difficulty. Both hulks will be
Associated rpss Cable
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. Crazed by
the constant taunts of his wife, Pur
cell, former partner of the gambler,
Herman Rosenthal, today shot at the
woman, and missing her killed his
own daughter. He has been accused
by the woman of being a squealer,
following his confession to the district
attorney. He gave himself up to thr.
authorities. Purcell figured con
spicuously in the recent police graft
ing trials.
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Associated rrosa CableJ
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. Stewart
Woodford, formerly ambassador to
Spain, and the man who handed Pres
ident McKinley's ultimatum to the
Spanish government, died at his home
here today. He has been ill but a
short time.
President Declines to Intervene
Until Mexicans Attack Amer
icansEmbassy Guard zl
City of Mexico Preparing to
?Mine Streets as a;Mens cf
"ProtectionDesperate Fict-.
ling , Continues, and . Strc:t:
Are Filled with Decayino Dcd
ies and Heaps of Rotjinn Gcr-
oage :v:isonjieius55.Mri:r,i
Demand for- Reccgniticn
' Made by Diaz ; ; :.
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Presldent Taft persist rn.;.hia d
termination to rnaks no move to Inter
vene in Mexico..' in a ttattment mii
today ,he declared that he will re
main quietent until the rebels attx:l;
Americans. Should thia take p!a::,
says the president, he wlll 'then urz 3
congress to tako active, measures, 1 . 1
not ( until.' x Tho killing , of Ar-?H : r
non-combatanta In the Clt ef r ' ; '
co day before yesterday a r. i a -:
yesterday, failed ? to 'move l r. : Ti ' i
from the stand he hat uken.
MEXICO, CITY, Fib. 1 14v Anoti? r
day of. desperate fljhtlfj,-. of ...fcsv:.
working ' bombardment ' ws c.
In thia morning with a flerca
upon tho arsenal by a'daUchmer.t cf
federal'troops under the command cf .
General da la Vega. At no time d!J
the attacking forces reach . etc:)
enough to their foes to come Into
actual hand to hand fighting, but the
loss of life on both sldis Is. reported
aa dreadful. ; --. .r '.V,. ,.h
. .The continued heavy firing and" the
resultant wreckage of tho best parts
of. tho tlty has been steadily building
up In the minds ef the better classes
here a demand for Intervention on the '
part of the United 8tatsi. 'There has
even been some talk of a -petition to
that effect, tlgned by some of the '
most prominent business men of the
community. ''... : ' h--
Tho same spirit Was? manifest today
when a number of tho churches held
special services to pray for peace
The services were, crowded witl
people of alt classes and wslks lit
life, but so far tho prayers remain un
answered. '
The commercial and financial con
dition of the people continues de
plorable. All banks have suspended
their functions until soma degree) of
peace is restored, and Ambassador
Wilson has been unable to draw any
of the funds placed at his disposal
for the Succor of tho . refugees by
Secretary Knox. Th poetoffieo Is
closed and the government functions
completely discontinued. The streets
are filled with the scrapings of tho
jails, loosed by Dlax. ancT petty crime
of all sorts Is rife everywhere. It is
unsafe even for small bodies of armed
men to go abroad at night, and several
bands of bandits have been organized
to prey upon tho tortured city.
The city is filled also with tho most
overpowerfrg stench. For days ther
garbage has been left lying In the
streets which are now filled with
festering heaps of decayed and decay
in grefuse. In the - vicinity of tho -fighting,
in the middle of tho city,
little piles of dead Ho untouched and
although tho weather haa been cool
the oror from these Is sickening.
One paesing through the, etreets
after darlf stumbles against. alt man
ner of such obstructions, nor Is there
any light by which ho may guide his
feet The electric power houoes have '
been closed down snd tho wires of
the system cut, so that the whole elty ;
is plunged in darkness as soon as tho :'
sun goes down.
Bad as the situation is, there seems
no hope of beteerment Foreign ox-
perts who have examined tho defenses -of
Diaz at the arsenal declare .that he
is amply able to withstand any ordi
nary assault indefinitely. He Is well
provisioned and his linee of com- .
munication are open.
When the attacking columns -of
Federals began their attack on the
arsenal this morning, the commander '
sent a flag of truce to Diaz, demand- v
mg his surrender. Diaz did not oven
wait for the envoyo to get safe back
to their ranks, when he replied with
the heaviest guns at his command.
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