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HAWAII FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 2J, 1012. SEMI-WEEKLY.
E NO H KUHIO'S "ATTORNEY'S" IDEA OP THE PROPER THING. TABU ON UNFAIR
1U MD TARIFF ON
Ewaliko Getting His Forces in
BEST! Line Politicians Leading SUGAR
the New Unions.
So Says Kinney, the Man Kuhio'
Left to Represent Him at
NO ONE IN HAWAII IS FIT
Attorney's Outbreak Does Not
Stir Planters, Though They
Are Ones Attacked.
By Ernest O, Walker.
(Mnil Specinl to Tho Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON', February S.
-was begun today on tlio Fairchild
Joint Itesolution, affecting tlio disposition
of public lnnds, and somo unexpected
developments occurred. Considerable
spirit was shown and rather
warm dialogues spoken. Senator Fair-
child, "W. A. Kinney, Former .Tudgo
Ballon, Georgo NIcK. McClcllan nnd
others, pcro present. A letter from
Delegate ICnlnninnaolo was read by
Chairman I'lood of tlio committee, protesting
against tho enactment of tho
bill into law and asking that it either
bo put upon tho table or bo reported
Possibly tho most interesting incident
of the hearing was nhout a proposition
from Mr. Kinney regarding tho
choice of a Govornor of Hawaii from
tho mainland. "Tho most vital
that could possibly be passed by
congress, for tho good of Hawnii," said
Mr. Kinney in the course of tho hearing,
"would bo an amendment to tho
Organic Act permitting tho appointment
vf a Governor of Hawaii from
the mainland. This man (tho Governor)
should bo ono who could talk point
blank to the plantation interests.''
"Do you mean to say," inquired
Senator Fairchild, "that Hawaii can
not furnish n man as Governor who
can control this situation J"
"I am sorry to say that Hawaii can
not apparently furnish such a man,"
replied Mr. Kinney.
"Not a Homesteader."
In tho courso of tho hearing Mr. Kin
nn (lint tlinfrt worn ntinrflYI. I
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maiciy luu.uou abibucs on u.o ....
can homesteader. Por thirty years tho
plantations had boon ruling tho Islands
nnd these conditions persisted. What
he wanted to seo was a change that
would permit of homesteaders going
into the Islands. If tho planters had
been unablo to do anything toward
homesteniling in thirty yenrs, why
should they bo given nny more chancof
"In tlio past tlio government has
given land for homesteaders," said Mr.
Kinney, "where it was impossiblo for
homesteaders to succeed. Thoro has
been much talk about 'fake'
but it is a question whether tho
'faking' is by the government or by
No More Leases.
Mr. Kinnoy described one of tho last
leases made, where tho prico was $1
an aero and the promiso of certain improvements.
Tho results hnd been so
discouraging, Mr. Kinnoy said, that in
tho future tlio present land hoard, of
which ho is a member, would not, ho
believed, over vote to grant further
leases, except from crop to crop. Ho
charged that tho territorial legislature
is dominated by tlio plantors, particularly
tho territorial senate.
Senator Fairchild protested ngainst
this description of tho legislature.
Judgo Bohcr, a member of the territories
committee, wanted to know of
Senator Fairchild and Mr. Kinnoy
what influence tho sugar trust and the
Sprockets had upon tho sugar industry
in Hawaii and how tho sugar industry
thero would fare under a reduction of
tho tariff. Both Vf tho witnestes
agreed that a material reduction of the
duty on sugar would work to tho serious
detriment of tho sugar plantations in
Hawaii and that all except two or thtec
of tho plantations might bo put out of
business, ii tlio tarilt were greatly re
When questions wero asked about tho
attitude of Delegate Kalaninuaolo
toward tho Fairchild Bill, Senator Pair-child
declared that when tho bill passed
tlio legislature the Delegato favored it
hut that since then ho (tho Delegato)
had changed hfs attitude. Then it
was that Chairman Flood drew tho letter
from the Delegate, ulready mentioned,
and stating that the bill ought to
bo pigeonholed or roported adversely.
Representative Hardy, of Texas, asked
why it was that a system of credit,
such as is prevalent in tho South, could
not bo put into forco so thnt
could go upon the lauds, plcdgo
their crops for the payment of their obligations
and eventually get control of
tlio property, Mr. Kinney suggested
thnt Wnimea was a place where plenty
of land for homesteaders could be had
hut that no Americans would go thero
under tho present conditions. Mr.
Kinney asked Senator Fairchild
whether it was not true that he could
mako or break any man who became
a homesteader in tho vicinity of tho
plantation in which ho was interested,
Senator Fairchild admitted that tho
conditionss in Hawaii wcro somewhat
different than in the South, to which
Jteprceentauvo Hardy had referred.
Fire Claims BUI.
The bill to reimburse certain fira
insurance companies for losses sustained
during the prevalence Xf the bubonic
plague in Iicmolulu in 1890 and 1000
has passed the senate; also the bill
providing for a light station at Kauhola
Point, Hawaii, at a cost of 4 15,000, and
Tho most vital measuro that could possibly bo passed by congress, for tho good of Hawaii, would bo au amendment
to tho Organic Act permitting tlio appointment of a Govomor of Hawaii from tho mainland. This man should
bo ono who could talk point blank to tho plantation interests. W. A. Kinney, before congressional committee.
a bill to provide for aids to navigation
in Pearl Harbor at n cost of $80,000.
Tho last two wcro enacted without do-
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few qucstrons natl been nsKed nnu
"Mr. Kinney's proposal of a
for Governor of Hawaii is a step
backward ono in tho direction of mak
ing Hawaii a 'possession' instead of a ,
full Hedged Territory of tho United
States," said Governor Prcar yesterday,
in ,l!.n,,.u!ni .1,.. .(nlnmnntu in .n.. I
respomlcnco of Tho Advertiser from
Washington. "I do not think that the
pcoplo here, whether planters or uthers,
will agree with Mr. Kinney.
"In tho rost of Mr. Kinnoy's statements,
ho appears to bo coming out in
tho open with sentiments ho has ex
pressed hero ririvutcly for a long time.
1 do not recall that I ever heard that
no unu ucioro ucciurcu lor a govumur ,
lrom tlio mainland.
"Mr. Kinney would do better if ho
stayed hero and worked for tlio best
interests of tho Territory, instead of
going to Washington and complaining. '
Moans j '
Tint Kinuov's proposition would
mean an administration , """ xum nuumtn wiki a "" ""- er., u umi. u. una imiuauj
throughout tho Territory is tho view tleman from Illionis to accompany him passed up to tlio President nnd
by Secretary' ' outside, presumably for tho purposo of tary of the interior.
There ib nothing in tho Organic Act to I having his head punchcdl" Not even the suggestion that tho men
prevent mainlandors from being "That," continued McCnndlcss, "js supposed to bo his most ardent local
pointed to every position under tho a sample of what wo would havo horo supporters wcro throwing him down,
Governor except secretary of tho Terri- in government by commission. Tho uindo tho Governor show any special
and naturally if tho law wore gentleman from Kentucky would 'tercst in tho Tumpus, which centers
clin'nged to allow a mainland governor ways bo inviting tho gontleman from, around his name. "Tho fact that somo
it would also ho changed to allow a Illinois to como outsldo and havo his 0f tho most prominent of tlio Frcar
mninlandcr for secretary, tho two of- head punched. Of course, I refer to a mcn nro -negotiating with Kuhiq for
flees being interchangeable at times 'government by appointed commission. somo sort 0f n "compromise" of tho
"Hawaii would 'bo tho finest placo I co very little difference between party difficulties, indicated to many that
of all for sending politicians to tako tivo commission government and a tno gaj,j supposed Frear men wcro
jobs," remarked tho secretary. "All board of supervisors, although somo reaJy to buy Kuhio' support next
department heads might be main- reople get thorn mixed up all tho timo. emuer at tlio cost of throwing down
landers and probably would be. Every I "As to the liomesteading conditions, jrcar uut tho Governor does not seem
job in the Capitol, from clerkships up,U know very little of tho government's to D0 -worried.
would bo opou to maiulandurs. 1 think policies. A specific incident of it with hj jiavo iaa a very DUgy day " ho
tho people of tho Territory aro almost ! which I nm acquainted is in the Wai- Baid ,ato ve8tcrdny afternoon, "and am
unanimous in opposition to this anno district whero land was withdrawn - ,',. tn,,A ,viM. wlmt u nint
sition of Mr. Kinney's."
Unfair, Says Cooko.
J. P. Cooko expressed no surpriso at
somo of Kinney's views. "I know of
them long ago, nnd had it out with
him iu argument," ho said. "But as
to tlio governorship proposition, I am
surprised. Ho is certainly wrong
there. Tho peoplo horo aro practically
unanimous ngainst his view."
Mr. Cooku disapproved of Kinney's
expressions almost entirely. "As to
that land leaso," said Mr. Cooke, "I
2. Eft. MH?ffl '
good fnith. Tho ono dollar leaso prop
ositiun to which ho refers was his own
proposal, if I remember rightly. It
was handed to tho land board by him
and adopted on his say so, and now ho
roasts it and says it is a disappointment,
though ns a mnttor of fact it
hasn't been tried long enough yet to
show whether it is a success or not.
That ib my recollection nf the deal and
I do not tninK it loir of Mr. Kinnoy
to reior to it ns lio does under theso
At Mr. Cooko 's suggestion, his recollection
of tho transaction, which was a
Kapaa land lease, was verified. "Wo
had somo objections to foaturcs of tho
lease," said tho Governor, when his
attention was called to it. "But tho
deal went through nt tho instauco of
Mr. Kinney and Mr, Carter of tho land
L. L. McCandless listened to an account
of Kinney's speech and made a
statement flatly disagreeing with tbo
Democratic legal light.
"I think," ho said, "that wo have
plenty of pcoplo hero who could 'handle
tlio situation' nnd who, as governor,
would know much more about local conditions
and bo ablo to handlo them better
than any malnlnndcr.
"It would bo liko tho federal judgeships.
Our first federal judgo was Estco
who got along all right and was ,v?oll
liked, and now wo havo Judgo Dolo who
is a good man. And then wo hnd Woodruff
lrom tho Const who stayed a very
short timo and didn't get along at all.
Io diUn,t nu iTear ana thero wero all
kJnUB of isagrccments.
. "Hawaii . . '. in my .liulgment, is cap
able of taking caro of her own affairs.
Wo don't want Government by commis
sion in Hawaii and it seems to mo that
such things as this nro not doing any
good at all. Why don't tlioy bring thoir
squabbles homo and squabblo hero? 1 1
Mr. McCnndlcss picked up tho cur
ront issuo of tho Saturday Evening Post
and quoted from nn editorial on con-
grcssionnl government of tho District
if pii,! ... mi-.-,..
v.. wu.M.t.u..., .o ..v..ia.
"Tho District of Columbia
t,on bn, th housCi Ono Hom
appropriatca 'threo hundred nnd sixty
d,ng for Inaintcnanco ot tho lhoto
. . . in tbeir
cyceg inspcctors uso
duties. This item proclpitatcd an im-
passioned dobato during which a
from cane, cut up nnd has been grow-
ing weeds oyer since, doing nobody nnjr
good. I don't approve of that policy."
A .vaiHNGTON, February 20. Pres
ident Taft today submitted to congress
tho report of tho employers' liability
I'omimsBiuu. .me repuri urges mu ou-
i - ,,,!..,.,,. of employers' liability and com-
V .1 "Hi .(..l.. .1... this would
insure protcctiou for tho employes and
at tho same time clear tho courts of tho
present congestion of damago suits.
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
CHICAGO, February 20. Tho fed-
oral grand jury hero has indicted two
railroads, two theatrical concerns and
, uu"ib. u iraung iu uvit
NEW YORK. February 20. J. P.
, Morgan & Co. will build a skyscraper
'to replaco tho present building ocw
pied by tbo firm.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo 'Jumine
Tablets. AH druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure,
E. W. Grove's signature is on
'AK1S MCDICINB CO St LouU I' a A.
WORRIED ft BIT
Feels He Has No Time to Be
Bickering Over Delegate-ship
Governor Prcar is working hard and
taking no part in the Republican mix-up
over delegates to tho national con-
volition. Ho is not oven keeping in
i, n, ,.,i,t ,-a mimr n whiin nth.
. , , . ,. . ,
er party leaders are busy dickering and
bargaining over who shall get the dele-
gnte,hip3. Thq Governor declines in-
vitations to discuss iho row, but from
a cioso sympathizer with his plans and
policies it is learned that ho regards
his reappointment as a Washington
matter, rather than ono to bo fougllt
politically than I was yesterday. My
, !lfter,.oon "has been taken up
wUh ft confereneo ovor tho Rnpla Tranl.
TJp to Washington Now.
Tho probable Frear attitude, as given
by a strong Frear partisan, is that
as far as tho governorship is concern
ed, tho matter of reappointment is now
a proposition of sustaining or rojecting
largos, and has nothing to do with
Wliat local politicians nmy do or say,
fsaUon iHicVdo 0! Washington admin show-
; made, tho charges filed, tho an
swer and tuo rejoinder, wltnout regard
to what may bo urged hero. Governor
Frear is President Tart's representative
here, and tho President will nat
urally sustain his appointeo unless con
viuced tnat lie snould not do so tje
burden of proof is on tho Delegate,
"Tho matter of inrear's reappoint
ment was transferred to Washington, by
Kuhio '8 own action," said tho politician
who gayo this view.
"It is an insult to Taft to assume,
as did Kuhio 's Desha letter, that he is
going to decide tho question with nny
regard to whether ho gets or does not
get Hawaii's six votes in the national
convention. Why, then, should Frear
tako nart Yn a tow in tho local tiartv
over the matter! Ho does not want to
bo a delegato to tho convention him
self and tho sending of a Taft dclega
tion is assured anyhow, If there is
anything to be said about whether
Frcar is to be reappointed or not, Wash-
ingion is tno place to say it, as tnnt
is where tho charges were tiled and an-
(Mail Special to Tho Advertiser.)
HILO, Pebruary 0. Tho Kona districts
havo become tho latcBt recruiting
grounds for Hawaii unionism, A
number of union brnnches were formed
there during tho last few days, most
of them headed by prominent politicians.
At tho meeting of tho Hilo union,
hold last evening, it was reported that
D.ivid K. Baker had become tho president
of a new union at Nnpoopoo, numbering
eighty members. Another largo
union had been organized at Hookcna,
us president being Enolta K. Knaua, a
prominent Republican politician. It has
members. Still nnothcr now
union was formed at Kcauhou, numbering
thirty-two members. Supervisor T.
N. Koomoa, Home Ruler, is the president,
whllo licpresentativo Kawowchi,
nMo Homo Ruler, is tho secretary. At
Pnhnchoe n union, with seventeen members
has been formed, with D. K.
n Homo Ruler, ns president,
whilo at Hoopulon a union with twenty-seven
members has been organized,
with David Kaupiko, Republican, as
Union rista Only.
A largo number of tho union membcra
aro fishermen, and it seems that in
joining the union cause they aro to a
great extent actuated by a desiro to
find a market for their catch. Thoy
have written to Leader David Ewaliko,
asking him to bo arrango it that tho
union members in Hilo purchase dried
fish sent from Kona, and arrangements
nro now being mado to got tho supply
and the disposal thereof on a definite
basis. On tho wholo tho cooperative
ltlen Rppmq tn linvn tnlcen hnlcl of th.
Unionists, nnd they llOIlO to mnko it
ti prominent fenturo in tho cause, so
that union members will eftll to nnd
buy from eacn other, thus encouraging
Thus arrangements aro now beug
niado for tho Hilo unionists to buy tfcfr
poi supply from Kcanao, on Maui. Tho
master has even gone so far that tho
women of Hoopuloa havo written to
Fwaliko whelher he can not organize
them us n union, for tho purpose of
manufacturing hats, mats and curios,
for which thoy wish him to find a mar
ket. He has nnswered that ho will
taite tnc matter up iurtner wncn no nas'l. iagiit are dead in this city us a
found what can be done in th"b market .result of a tornado which swept over
line. Caddo County yesterday afternoon and
News was received from union head- ivhich wrounht terrible havoc in and
quarters on Mnui that tho Kahului
strike has finally been settled in an
amicable manner, and that all tho strikers
havo been n instated in their former
positions. Tho Mnui anions aro
planning to have a general conventioi
of all tho brandies on that island soma
timo during Jmc.
Cannons spiked by tho French when
a frigate of that nation landed hero
about soventy years ago, and now
in the possession of tho superintendent
1.1!. l. n. - IT-
,'. -V. "' ma BUUU BruKU "
Superintendent Campboll has notified
ii, ti, ti, a.
1HV IJUU1 l ua. UUJ'V I tuviu kUUU vuw vw i
U.-n ...i.:i. . 4. i
mounted in tho old Honolulu fort at tho
foot of Fort street. Tho big muzzles
nt fliran iWl rMitio thrnilrrl, flirt
w v..vw w... A..w......w ...vubu .w
coral casomatos and pointed threaten
ingly at the sea beyond tho harbor. But
when the French frigate came off tho
harbor, sent marines and seamen ashoro
and demanded tho surrender of tho
fort, tho latter capitulated, Tho
flag was hauled down and tho
French raised. The fort was first commanded
by Captain Becklcy, a military
adviser of Kamehamcha tho Great.
The superintendent wants to havo tho
guns mounted and placed permanently
in Kapiolani Park.
STAY IN HONOLULU
Link McCnndlcss and his lieutenants
aro, working day and night to got con
trol of tho Democratic convention, and
if Link is selected as tho standard
bearer for his party next November,
to opiioso Kuhio, tho probable Rcpub
lican candidate, ho will not ask to bo
sent to Chicago as a delegate. If Link
is nominated ho proposes to stay at
homo and get in some good work on
Au important meeting of tho Demo
crats will be held Frldav nicht to do-
cido whether tho Dartv will bold its
primaries and convention on the same
dates as tho Republicans. Chairman
I Cooper of the Republican territorial
cuuuui cumuniiuQ vadcicu iu idbuu iuu
call for tho Republican convention last
week, but has delayed and no an-
unnncnmpnf. will 1, n.ln nntn nftnr
the Democrats havo announced their
. GOVERNMENT STEPS IN.
LONDON, February 21. The government
has finally intervened in tho
great coal strikes, the approach of
which has kept the country worried
for months and which caused the
tiatiug of coal contracts by tho naval
authorities with tho United States, for,
stalling any nomo snorrage. i'remier
Asquitb has written letters to tho
piuyiug operators ana mo leaaers or iuo
striking miners and tho first conference
will tin hftld tnmnrrnw.
House Democrats Wish to Make
Silk Pay for Loss on
ALSO AFTER PARCELS POST
Same Committee Hits Express
Companies With a Tack
WASHINGTON, February 21. Semiofficial
statements from members of tho
ways and means committee of the houso
yesterday showed that that body in
tends to cut sugar tariffs in accordanco
with tho original Democratic program.
"Wo will make tho wearers of tho
silk stockings" pay for tho loss in
revenue- to tho government, jcclaro tho
committeemen. Duties on all imported
luxuries of dTcss aro to bo raised accordingly
as tho sugar tariff is lowered,
with tho general aim to maintain
tho total rato of revenue nt tho expense
of "high living," thus scheduled
to go higher yet.
Final conference on these important
features of the new Democratic tariff
legislation will bo held Saturday when
a decision is expected to bo reached.
Parcels Post Promised.
Tho committeo on ways nnd means
has nlso rnmn to nn nirrccment on a
parcels post bill which wil shortly bo
reported to tho houso wlih amendments
.nAn.n.ln.i rot... n- nA.i .nno..A
n nmvimnm wpifht nf nlnven ri
to bo carried tho I
pounas . mi on parcels .. ... 1 by .1.
comittee will bo twelvo cents a pound J
to uomesuc ioini.
NT F ti
SWEPT BT STDBM5
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, February
wound this city. Soven of tho dead aro
negroes, tho eighth tho baby of a whito
family. Pifty have been injjrcd, many
seriously, in falling houses.
KANSAS CITY, February 21. A
heavy snowstorm is raging in this city.
Severe cold is causing great suffering
lu tho poorer quarters of tho city.
JOPliIN, Missouri, February 21,
Thirteen inches of snow wero measured
by tho government instruments hero
yesterday in tho courfeo of a general
JOPLIN, Missouri, February 21,
!.!. .ll i- ii! m i
',?'"' ""'" TiEU, "mlB ?10
to th National Democratic Conventionf
Clark for tho nomination to tho presl
Successive balloting yesterdayj
ln tho St"to convcn.tlon brought thd
on.u results each timo and thero l
little prospect that tho final ballot wil
When Clark's namo was first in
troduccd in the convention, it was tb
signal for a demonstration by hi
friends nnd allies calculated to stamped
tho 'delegates for him. Tho balloting
on tho resolution to instruct tho dele
gates to tho national convention for tb
present speaker of tho house was don
amidst continued enthusiasm.
GOT THREE TIMES
MORE THAN THOUGH!
POMONA, California, February 21
Tho auditing of tho books of Book
keeper Earl of tho Standard Oil Com-J
pany who defaulted several weens ag
with what was thought to amount ti
$50,000, has been completed. It show;
that instead of that amount tho book
!b1iow a defaultago of $149,000, almost
more than threo times tho amount an
.nounced nt first,
FAMOUS TUNNEL IS
SCENE OF WRECKS
NORTH ADAMS, Massachusetts!
February 21. Rescue parties workinej
in the famous Iloosac tunnel to clear the
tracks of tho wreckngo of a bad
eion have como across tho bodies oil
four trainmen who wore killed in the!
smash. The tunnel has been blocked tor
several days, tho accident having bee
a icurena cumniuu.
HFRF'i ANOTHER UIMC.
' HAYTI, February 20. Revolutionist
have killed forty federals on tbo Sani
CHAMBERLAIN'S DOUGH UEMEDYl
Mr. Piet A. TJys, of Lellevlel, Orange
River .Colony, testifies to the gooJ
ities of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
He sayi: "We have used it several
times for our children and ourselvcfl
and expect to continue with it as we
found It excellent. We can recommend
jt to anybody in tho world." There ii
notning better lor cnuaren. xor sale
by Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd., ngente
a IlawnW I