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HONOLULU, H. T., WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1903.
.THE PRESIDENT REVIEWS TROOPS AND SCHOOL CHIL
DREN IN THE GOLDEN GATE CITY AND IS GREETED
BY LARGE CROWDS WILL SPEND TWO MORE DAYS
IN THE CALIFORNIA METROPOLIS.
(Associated Press Gable to the Star.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13. President Roosevelt reviewed the
troops here today before an immense throng. There was also a parade
of school children, which the President reviewed. He will spend two
more days here. 1
MASSACRE OF JEWS.
'Associated Press Cable to the Star.
" ST. PETERSBURG, May 13. A massacre of Jews is reported
from 'Kisscheneff. The bodies of the victims were terribly mutilated.
"Associated Press Cable to the Star.
SHANGHAI, May 13. The steamer Pembrokeshire is ashore here
and in danger of going to pieces.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
TETUAN, May 13. In a battle with the government troops here
today the rebels were repulsed.
BAGDAD TO GET RAILROAD.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
PARIS, May 13. The proposition to build a railroad to Bagdad
lias been revived by local capitalists. The scheme met with great favon
a few years ago and some valuable concessions wer 'secured.
MARTIAL LAW DECLARED.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
VALPARAISO, May 13. Extensive riots occurred here today, re
sulting in forty people being killed. Martial law has been declared.
BRITISH VESSEL LAUNCHED.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
LONDON, May 13. The warship Commonwealth was success
fully launched here today, before a large crowd of people.
' AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT MEETS TODAY.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
MELBOURNE. Mav n. The Australian Parliament assenibkd
A COFFIN FOR A HIDING PLACE
Bookmaker, Pursued by Officers, Puts Incriminating Papers
With a Corpse.
CHICAGO, May 2. A coffin containing a body was the place se
lected by a bookmaker to hide the evidence of his guilt when pursued
by detectives. Running out of Halpun's saloon, at 873 Milwaukee
vavenue, where he operated his hand book, with two detectives coiinec -ed
with Chief of Police O'Neill's office close at his heels, the fugitive
dashed into an undertaking establishment and ran into the rear mon.
In his excitement the man raised the lid of a coffin, scattered a number
of papers about the body therein, and then reclosed the lid.
A few moments later, when the detectives followed, they found their
fugitive in the room and placed him under arrest. He denied empha
tically that he was guilty of operating a hand book, and demanded to be
searched for evidence. His demand was complied with, but despite the
closest, search the police could find no evidenc.e. They were about' to
leave the establishment when Detective Hughes noticed that the coffin
standing in the center $f the room had been disturbed. The detectives
raised the lid and found lying about the corpse several papers wr'ieh,
upon investigation, were found to contain records of races being run at
idifferent 'tracks throughout the country. The prisoner admitted hi?
guilt, and Justice Severson fined1 him $25 and costs.
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"I came to your city in the interests, particularly of immigra
tion. Having only been in charge of the Bureau since June last,
1 am seeking now to familiarize myself with the conditions ot
immigration. ' Hence I came here. I have been the recipient of
many kindnesses since my arrival, and have been afforded oppor
tunities which have enabled me to learn much more in the short
time of my stay, than would have been possible in months
"Before Leaving Washingtqn I was asked by the officers of the
Congress of Commerce with which I shall be connected after July
next, if I had time, to look into the subject of labor. And so I
have. I have been impressed with the marv.ellous quality of
these islands. I am satisfied tllat in these islands the United
States have the richest lands within its borders, and in the busi
ness men of these islands some of the most energetic and resource
ful men in our population.' If you weren't, you wouldn't liave
put the investments here that you have.
"I have found a number of things here which have more or
less surprised me, because things are different than I had heard
they were. We had been told in the states that labor was oppress
ed down here; that you were hard taskmasters. Well, I have
been out on some of your plantations and I have seen something
of your labor and its conditions. I was impressed wjth the ar
rangements for the comfort, care and health of your laborers. Of
course 1 recognize that some of these arrangements may not be.
fully appreciated, or utilized to their fullest by the laborers, but
you have provided them. There were gardens, and sanitary ap
pliances, and doubtless as the orientals become more American
ized they will more fully appreciate these things.
"As a labor man, as one who has been connected with labor
organizations for the past eighteen years, I had thought it possi
ble you might view me with some suspicion; that you might look
on me as a sort of agitator, or walking delegate going about seek
ing to drive further apart two things which ought to be in co
operation, capital and labor. But I am not an agitator. I come
here with no remedy or lotion to apply to your problems. I come
here to see for myself, to learn at first hand, and to report what I
have seen and what has been presented to me. When I go back
if I am asked my opinions I shall give them without hesitation,
and I shall say that if you are aided by proper legislation, you
will develop here one of the finest portions of the American do
main. "I am very happy to have met so many of you personally, and
to have had the honor and privilege of addressing this body."
Commissioner of Immigration, F. P. Sargent, to the Chamber of
Commerce this morning.
THE NEW BOARD
DECIDES TO ACT
ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDREWS INSTRUCTED TO TAKE
STEPS TO SECURE CONTROL OF PROPERTY COOPER
REFUSED TO TURN OVER OPINION RENDERED IN
FAVOR OF LEGALITY OF THE COUNTY ACT.
Attorney General Andrews was instructed this morning by the Board
of Public Institutions to "take such steps as are necessary to obtain im
mediate possession of property in control of the Superintendent of Pub
lic Works which the Board has demanded of him." The Board receiv
ed an opinion from Andrews sustaining the county bill and acting un
der the instruction quoted, Andrews will proceed at once, probably by
mandamus, to secure possession of the disputed property.
The Board met in the executive chambers, as a result of a callUy the
Governor, to rcceivCAndrcws' opinion. Governor Dole, Secretary
Carter, Attorney General Andrews and Auditor Fisher were present,
and Superintendent of Public Institution Atkinson arrived later.
A letter was received from Dr. Pratt, executive officer of the Board
of Health, in reply to the demand that the Board turn over the Insane
Asylum, stating that the matter would receive attention as soon as the
new Board of Health was organized.
THE PEARL HARBOR CASE
What Judge Ross of the United tikates Circuit of Appeals Says Regard
ing the Right to a Trial by Jury.
In the case of the United States of America, plaintiff in error, against
the Honolulu Plantation Company, defendant in error, Judge Ross of
the United States Circuit of Appeals, sitting with Judges Gilbert and
Morrow, delivered the : opinion of the court, reversing the judgment of
the lower court, and. remanding the cause for a new trial.
The action was brought to condemn 561.2 acres of land, bordering
on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; on which to establish a naval station. The
fee of the land having been acquired by the Government, the only ques
tion presented for trial in the court below was the amount of compensa
tion to be made by the Government for two leasehold interests, in and
to, the land sought to be taken, held by the defendant. One of these
leases expires in the year 1908, and the other then commences and con-,
tinues for a long period. The testimony of the company's manager, Mr.
Low, was to the effect that about 324 acres of the 561.2 acres were val
uable for the growing of sugar cane. He, and a number of other wit
nesses, however, estimated the value of the leasehold interest at many
hundreds of thousands of dollars. 1
The sole issue presented and tried in the court below was the value
of the company's interest in the tract sought to be taken. The Govern
ment officials appraised this at $20,000. There were two -trials, in each
(Continued on page 5). ,
THE CONTROLLING ELEMENTS IN THE HOUSE HAVE
DECIDED THAT NOBODY SHALL 'KNOW HOW THE
$38,000 OF EXPENSE MONEY WAS SPENT NOT EVEN
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE MAY SEE VOUCHERS.
The House vouchers for $38,000 spent during the regular session
are to be destroyed. The House is apparently afraid to show them to
the public, and thev will not be turned over to Secretary Carter as a
part of the records of the session. No taxpayer who may be interested,
not even a member of the House, is allowed to see these significant
records which tell the story of where the money went. "They would
create ill feeling," and "they would blacken the native character," arc
reasons given for the concealment and the grafters who grafted on the
$38,000 rest secure and happyy
incre may not be stones of corruption in the $500 odd vouchers
which the House is afraid to make public, but rumor says there are. In,
one instance rumor is quite definite and the vouchers are to be burned.
Representative Kumalae, who knows something about the vouchers,
is quoted as saving that they ought not to be exposed because "they
would blacken the native character." Kumalae is among the native
characters and may know what he is talking about. Others also think
there might be some blackening of characters.
1 he vouchers are even kept from members, since The Star called at
tention to them. If the facts they would reveal are clean, why is such
careful secrecv maintained? Why was a consultation quietly held
when it was found that The Star wanted the vouchers and why did the
consultation result in a decision that the fateful documents must be put
to the torch?
The House, which sets fire to its receipted bills for public money,
is the honorable body which assumed to investigate and censure Gov
ernor Dole and Secretary Cooper for unbusmess like methods! It is
the same body which hastily adopted a report saying that The Star was
guilty of unjournalistic conduct in publishing one notorious scandal
still unexplained and saying also that the scandalous reports were
"utterly without foundation." The secreting and burning of records of.
payments is foundation enough for volumes of scandal. It would bo
admissable evidence in a criminal prosecution for embezzlement.
Is the report true that a certain individual who did little or 110 work
was clerk of four committees at once, at $5 per day per committee? Is
it true, as stated by a member of the House, that one of the sets of
vouchers so carefully hidden away, reveals the worst steal of the ses
sion?" Is it a fact that a certain committee's expenses were "stuffed?"
How about the report that the House paid twice for the same work?
These are questions that have been indignantly discussed in certain
quarters and to which answers are desired.
One suggestion is that the Organic Act was carelessly drawn in the
matter of legislative records, and that an amendment should be made
calling for the turning over of all acounts. Ordinarily legislative bodies
are willing to show accounts, and the average community will not stand
suppression of such records. But in Honolulu things arc different s
far, and $38,000 of public money has been spent by men who refuse to
let the public know in detail what, the coin went for.
The explanation given for concealing the vouchers is a practical
confession. "They would create ill feeling, and hinder the work of the
session," it js stated, aside from the naive excuse that characters would
be blackened as they perhaps need blackening, but if the records ara
straight there is no occasion for any ill feeling.
The latest idea in Graftdom is to have the journal of the House
printed in the Hawaiian language as well as English. This is a wholly
useless expense, but it would be a harvest for some of the hungry ones,
and $20,000 has been appropriated for House expenses of a session that
can pass nothing but appropriation bills. The journal in Hawaiian
would be a big fat volume, as large as Husted's directory, and it would
provide a way to distribute quite a lot of the $20,000.
FORT GEORGE ARRIVED.
The ihlp Fort George arrived this
mornlnr 13 davs from San Francisco.
This Is one of the best passages of the
season. Captain uove says inai me
spa was the smoothest that he has ever
experienced on that run. The vessel
will now load sugar ror Delaware
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patterns 8 yards for $1; 9 yards for $1.
and 12& cents per yard. Turkish tow
els, $1.60 dozen. White cotton face
towels, $1.10 per dozen.
Many people start In to save by fits
and starts. They make deposits In a
savings bank for two or three months
and then stop and get Into their old
habits of spending what they earn. The
Pioneer Building & Loan Association by
requiring a monthly deposit of the
same imount each month breaks them
of the spending habit as they soon
come to look upon t'lelr payments as a
monthly expense t'nat must be met.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
The Interest earned for 1902 was 11.
The 26th series of Stock Is now open.
ror. subscription. One share requires a
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ANOTHER JAPANESE ARREST.
Marshal Hendry yesterday arrested
another Japanese on a charge of vio
lating the contract labor laws.
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