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VOL. LV. NO 28.
GDMPAttY CLOSES ITS PACT WITH 1 OAR American-Hawaiian Will Adopt Its Own Rules for its Own Wharves. TELLS COMMISSION OF PLAN Action Follows Pilikia With Dray-age Concerns Few Days Ago. Tho Amcrlc Steamship ,trado n t"c company's books. The ubrnptly terminated its BOn tllat no more than these half-dozen agreement with tho "board of harbor received tho notes was because tho KnTnnmr will if- nn.i women who left them on the counters ply the government 'a tuIos and lotions on" its own leased wharves, but will presently issue rules and regulations of its own making. It hopes to give consignees nioro time in which to remove shipments. Tho action of tho American-Hawaiian lino was the culmination of troubles started a few days ago by tho draynge companies in notifying con- liimnna flint- tliiiv ivnnlfl liprpnfter clargo for. detention and bxtra labor on cargo discharge from the Amori- can-Hawaiian steamer Virginian "Plea so be adwscd," writes the company to tho commission, "that hereafter this companV villi niako such rccnlationa and rules for tho handling of freigjit on its wharves as it may -deem necessary for tho best interests of its patrons, and that therefore tho agreement made, by us to bo bound by your wharf regulations is hereby abrogated." Iho patrons of tho lino wero also nojifipd of this action, and it is aridcretood that they arc in hoarty accord -with steamship company's tnovt). Qivo Moro Time. Tho new rules will give the con signees about nuy "por cent moro tuna AmMA tiAi Ivntrvhta from tho toemqg $evr freights "whrarVd"'oi "the. "American-Haw aiian company and all will have an average of from eight to nmo 'days. Tho experience of tho steamship company has shown that the government's regulations working a hardship on Honolulu merchants inasmuch as they aro compelled, in Bomo instances, to hau , an unreasonable amount of freight in tho time proscribed. This of itseif causes congestion, aa under present conditions all consignees aro anxious to avoid paying demurrage, and consequently there are. moro drajs concentrated on tho work, than would otherwise bo needed. When the harbor commission framed and passed its rules, and regulation, the mcrchnnta were not' in full accord with the limit of time set for the of cargoes. There were I -turns mado by tho commission in tho enuc of freight for shipment oor the Oahu Railroad lino, und by the Inter- ovon if they aro not quite suro of steamers' to other island ports, j selves." and local merchants still consider that this works an injustice against the Honolulu consignees., Tho Tulcs specified that while freight for Honolulu merchants must bo hauled off within ti -specified time, freight for merchants ouUido of Honolulu may remain upon . .tin . ,. . 4Viw. nf t i lrvt fn- n Lnff - na .n.- .m6c w : period. ' Dray Companies Benefit i The American-Hawaiian company is . uoiioveu 10 nave roacueu 1110 con- Continued on Page eight. FAMED PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF HARVARD Dr. Charles William Eliot, President- (Emeritus of Harvard "University, is duo to arrive in Honolulu Juno 25, by tho I Tenyo Maru, for a week's stay. Notico of his coming -was received yesterday mi a cablegram from Shanghai by D.'li. Ifithington, president of the local Har vard Club. -The cable was sent in reply to an invitation to Doctor Eliot to ho She guest of tho club during his stav in (Honolulu. A tontativo program has al- (ready been nrrnuged which includes pne Jnrgo public meeting nt which Eliot wilf make nn address, and a llnner at the University Club. President Wiot ih making a trip lirpuad the world in behalf of tho ox cutivf coiiimittue of the Carnenie ?eaee Foundation; his special purpose Jeing to study public opinion, in tho Far Kast, jon peace, tho nations and of determining iow tlio resources of tho foundation onld bo used most effectively. He left .i,, j ,tm. iiu,uuiUD iWIU Will :et homo in July, Wnilo at Kanily. Ceylon, in Dceombor. president Eliot was operated unon for Ippoadicitis, but apparently ho lias now wen recovered rrom iiie illness ns to able to carry out. exeent for not Iisiting Tndla, practically the original rogram of his trip. uoetoT lajot M accompanied by Mrs, ny mo gronaaauguier, miss xtutn WOMEN HONOLULU. N w BILLBOARDS Let Local Merchants Know That They Won't Buy Articles So Advertised. "I will not buy anything advertised on billboard ns long as I can find a substitute, or as a lnat report, go without. Signed. "MRS. SMITH." Half-a-dozen merchants liavo, dur ing tho W3ck, found llttlo slips of bearing tho words given above, lying on their desks upon tho departuro o a customer. Signed to each was a nnmo of a more or less steady patron, representing a comfortablo amount of i - of thclr tradespeople no nger visit tho firms who indulgo in general billboard advertising. Campaign Is On. It was not until ssveral days ago that tho frequent occurronco of theso little notes warned a portion of tho business community that the campaign amongst tho woman and against bill-boards had commenced. No ono seoms to know just how, when or whero or by whom it was started. Tho ''I" in- stead of tho"wo" gives no evidence ,of an or(,anizea caulp!,,W but tho ' b ' .. J - . , 'aty of the notes in brevity and pofo. if not in expression indicate that the inevitable protest lias at last insisted upon making itself heard. A. woman patron of a big local public scrvieo corporation yesterday entered its office to pay her bill and while taking hor receipt, rather timidly placid the note, quoted above, on the counter. Tho managor saw it and picked it up beforo she left, read 1$ and ytfered her his congratulations aud best wishes for her success. J'lj'm not a billboard advertiser," he said, later. "Formerly I more or less sympathized with the billboard people Now,vhowovorpl anr about to mOvo into a 'particular" district which unhappily 1b not recognized as such by Mr. rrnzier Jind which is entirely surrounded by billboards. v , "This "makes the sixth note I have received.. Soven wqmen won't be ablo to jlo much towards getting rid of the billboards, hut they aro nt least tho drop before the shower that comes tho downpour and seven hundred women -will clean this town of billboards in just a month. Sanie Old Trick; "All that is necessary is to givo theso women a little backing. They aro rathor timid now becauso agents of the billboard people havo been going around saying there is 'twenty years ttt hard labor' in this" campaign for the lioople who conduct it, and I think it is miglity plucky for those few wo men to call that hluT as thnv linvn ilniin The report that tho billboard agents aro sticking by tho absurd "scare" that twoniy years at-hard labor is provided by law fof thoso who indulgo in a "boycott" such as this, has come from moro than this sourco. Charles It. Frazler. the billiard man. however, do- Utn.. ti I .. i a1. .il.l ' u. ui ii uiinL'r iu uiu articles ill The Sunday Advertiser where tho first Btatemorit appeared. Tho denial, in which Mr. l'razier stated that ho did not know nnvthinc of such wnminim apncarcil in an aitornoon nnncr veatnr day, IS COMING HERE 4-4:4;4; PEESIDENT EMEBITDS EUOT Of Harvard, who will visit Honolulu in June. Eliot, aud by his secretary, Mr. Roger rivica vjiurvaru 'ino party plans to proceed to San Francisco by tho Persia on July 2. van HAWAII TERRITORY, CONVICTIONS WITHOUtA VOTE DO NOT COUNT 3 hWLhoV Ci I w thVbsVeotv oTMe HOW ABOUT IT, NO EXTRA ES5J0J OF THE EGISLATURE ANiTARY There will be' no extra session of thel legislature at tho instance of tho territorial sanitation commission, , whinh ,. mado its report to 'the Governor iay. Not only did tho commission lcavo out of its recomninllilntifi'tiM nv nrn. 'posal of such a session, but :.iui utuij;o a, vjuciit, cuairnmn, siatea jesteruay, loiiowing tlio tiling' of thfe report ana alter lie had addressed tho Commercial Club on tho subject, that he did not expect that thoro would bo a session ,for sanitation purposes. He was rather of the opinion tiiat tho commission's report, which is a very comprehensive one, should be left for nublic I discussion before legislative action was At the Commercial Club yestcrdny vim iuj, luuiving iur hid commission, j advocated tho employment of a eompo. ivut engineer, to grauo tuo entire citv, nnil efnt,,! ,f i, ..-. .:!.. r Ui TUr ands of Honolulu was too big a one to bo tackled in a hurry. "From Kalihi to Diamond Head thcrp are six miles of waterfront with moro or leas swamp lands behind them," said Carter. "Tho redemption of theso lands calls for v. ork by a competent engineer." "Street grades hero aro not uniform," said the after his address, ''and in planning for a permanent city wo need to establish grades thnt will harmonlro with our sower and water systems, from one end of tho city to the other. ""Wo linvn nnf iirrro1 , .--.. - slon, and I do not know that it is nocessary to cnll ono at present. Wo Would like to npn nlnnlv nf r,i.1.li .1:.. cussion of the contents of our report. Bavea BOO Lives a Year. "Wn flhntr ." anld nnrl.i. f.. l.t .i dress, "thnt it Is possible with bettor niuuutuun ani uygiono to savo five lllindrCl lives nnp.ll inn in TTnnAl..l.. This will in time modify tho necessity ."".""", "u we csiimnio tlio capitalized value of the lives of our "2.183 neonln nt im ri(U r,nn i.n. .1... total tnxnblo wealth of tho whole is about $150,000,000. "Thcreforo when providing for tho sanitation tf Honoluln, wo aro consid oring the. protection of that which is nearly as valuable as all tho material wealth in Hawaii". In order to measure tho wasto duo to preventable death nnd sickness we have assumed a low earning capacitv and taken the proportions conceded by experts to ho preventable, wo reach the astounding result thnt sanitation offers an annual saving of $34G,170.70 or 5 por cent, intercut nn n nn roj a lot money which could be with wjudom ." ueucnng too health conditions of TTnnnlnln I . "England spent 40,000;000 a vcar iioring a considerable period in her nuhlin Imnlrk nitT. in ten year she regained In -the value ,f " ' ii i i FRIDAY; APRIL 5, 1912. SEMI WEEKLY. WHOLE NO. 8697 mmm""''"",mm"m,m,'mmm,,m i MB. GOOD CITIZEN? IS ASKEDlBY COMMISSIONE of the lives saved the expenditure of fifteen years. Health as An Asset. "Of what value jg our woalth, if wo aro without the blessings of health J (Continued on Pago Fivo.) MORE PILIKIA T MEETING OF THE Fourteen precincts woro represented at tho gathering of the bourbon elans and cliiofs In the Waverley building last night, when tho territorial committee, under tho leadership of .ToHonh I Fern? debated ou tho destinies of the Islumld and the Domocrntic party. mildly it was a fervout meeting. As 0110 of the members of tho party, who was present, put It, "Theru weren't no names called, but just the same It was a hot old time." Ono of tho most important things undertaken by tho committee at the meeting was tho decision to prcparo a skeleton platform for submission totho nrediiet: nln)is m nnmi uftir ti'..n..i election as possible. The skcloton plat- juiih win 00 prepared at onco, and tno (OmmlttCO linTlCH in linvn if lmnlr frnm the olubs with their suggestions by its weunesuuy. OllO of tllO fimt tlllnirri ilnnn vn, tTitr reading of tho report of the attorney general upon the legality of tho que, tion anent tho registration by the county clerk' anywhoro. This question luiH been disturbing tho minds of the faithful of late, but tho decision of tho attorney general puts an end to all lioubt. TllOn. as thnimll iet rrtvn snmn iiAlnr to tllO talk nf hnrmntiv liolwnnn Tia factions, the delegates from tho fiuyriun 01 tno Ultli announced that that nrcrinct Imn nftln,1 Ha AifTnmn and thero will bo no Democratic contest mere. After a pond ilonl nf illainieQlfin 41ij rulQ providing that the ballots shall bo """7' m me iHiicrcnt precincts or to a illd en of elpetlnnn nf lin n,oi.!ti.( wn adopted. This also called for a vnst .muuiii ui iiul mr ucioro it was unaily settled. On a motion presonted by tho mayor's secretary, Ilivenbnrgh, that cards presenting the names of candidates for membership t(j the various precinct clubs bo placed upon the books of tho various clubs, thero was a -wealth of words and not a, little temper expended. Tlio committee acted upon tho motion of Link McCandleM and tabled the Blvonhurgh motion. SOW SAII IS AIM OF DR. SUN 0 0 0 mush nrasiuiiE : DR. SUN TAT SEN, Who yestcrdny declared himself nn of lienry Hoorgo iiiTil said trend of eents in China is toward Socialism. LETTER H DEM IS CQUfi T Message From Late J. M. Horner Written to His Children Urges Harmony, A. tensely dramatic situation developed in tho Hornor case -when thoro suddenly came up from amid bundles of old papnrs and documents a letter written many years ago-by" tho father of tho two brothers who aro fighting so bitterly for tho cpntrol of tho estate. In a profoundly roligions vein, the-' deceased asked hii children to stick, together and not to quarrel ovor tho estate. Tho lato John M. Hornor loft no will, according to tho teatimonay in the case, but ho left a memorandum which was accepted by all as indicating his wishes as to tho disposition of his proporty. This was testified to tiy Albert Hornor oa direct examination. On cross-examination yestcrdny Judgo Stanloy brought out tho fact that nuother letter from tho doccascd wns among the papers in tho cnHC, It was produced by Thompson at tho request of Stnnloy, and Stanley read it with considerable dramatic effect. Tho letter from Horner, 'who dlod nbout twelve years ago, was referrod t6 as (he only document he loft in tho nature of a will, from tho memorandum ns to disposition of property. It was as follows; Continued on Pago eight. BURBAI SELLS PLANTS ' TO GAIN MORE TIME 8ANTA HOSA, California, April C Luther Ilurbank, the plant wizard, i,na sold all his wonder plants and all those ho may oolvo in the fiituro to n number of capitalists. In effect his compact mcaiiH thnt lip will not have anything to do with tho marketing of his creations, and will lie relieved of nil tho fluancinl worry connected with that end of his business. In future he Is to devote to the work of experimenting and developing the ideas lie now hus. - . IT WAR SHIPMENTS WASHINGTON, April (1. President 1 aft yesterday granted permission for a shipment of munitions of war to go forward to Madcro, In all thero will bo flye shipments under tho singlo permit. Thoy aro for tho most part cans nnd ammunition. "Am Ardent Follower of Henry George," Says Doctor. -' 1 Believes Teacher's Ideas Are Possible in China. SHANGHAI, China, April B. Now, nnd con greater changes in China, than thoso produced by tho political revolution just onded, are prodicted by Sun 1'at Sen, for a timo president nf tho provisional government. Theso changes will bo along Industrial ns well as political lines, he says. Ho prodiets that nn industrial revolution is coming which will wlpo tho old China off the economic map, will change tho very nnturo of tho people nnd cause the old order to bo forgotten. Further than that, tho doctor declares that the whole fiituro policy of tho ncwost of all republics will bo 'toward tho newer and higher socialism. Ho as serts thnt in China tho best possible soil for tho culture of tho socialist plant exists, and says that hero, whero capital is not entrenched as it Is in Europo and Amerlcn, many things aro possible that would sound Quixotic The doctor's own statemont follows: "I soo n vast futuro for tho new republic. Now that wo havo finished with blood and tears, tho political revolution, necessary boforo other and greater things could bo attompted, I bcliovo wo will go nhearl toward tho goal of the common good, philosophers and economist havo been telling us for many yearB. Personally X havo been and still am an ardent follower of Henry George. I bcliovo that in his books, particularly In ''progress and Poverty," ho has outlined a practical system, of government entiroly posslblo of in China. , "Hemembcr thnt in this country we. nave nqt had capital' oritronchod fbr gonoratlona as it has bear! in Europe and America. In those cpuntrloa the, tpirit of the dollar has entered into nrid become a part of many othorwiso wiso and good institutions. Tholr systems are unscientific. Horo, ih China, whoro tho ground Is fnllow nnd the political soil rich, I believe w will bo ablo to accomplish much which if tried elsowhere would sound as foolish as tho' dreams of a sleep walker. "Out of thoso reforms which I believe China will succeed in makibg roal, practical, will como a gront future, I can soo it now. Vnst industrieo springing up, based upon tho sound commoiiflcnae ideas of modern economic neioncv It will bo an industrial rev olution greater far than tho political ono wo have ended so liapplly, and greater than nnj thing of tho sort in tho history of tho world." THIBETAN CHINESE PROCLAIM REPUBLIC GYANGZO, Thibet, April C The Chiueso colonists hero have declared thomsolves in favor of a ropubllcan form of government. Yostorday thor formally proclaimed tho existence of a ifoptibiic of Thibet. The ofllciuls havo cut their queues voluntarily aud aro wearing high hats, imported from fhighind, through Indln. Thoy aro also sporting frock coats, which entered tho country through tho samo route. 'I'll ilj eta ns hero nro opposing the inovo with vigor. Thoy havo organized and threaten to exterminate tho Chincso unless tho proclamation is rescinded. Vesterdav innrninrr anmn flolittnr lirnV out, but died down later. Tho Chinese leaders assert they will stick to their till us. TROUBLE 'lN NORTH. VANCOUVER British Columbia, April 4. Tho industrial workers havo stopped construction work on tho Cnnndiaii Northern railroad lino, "Industrial Workers" Forced to Kneel and Kiss the Flag SAN DIEGO, California, April 0. Ono hiindrod members of- tho Industrial Workers of tlio Worjd woro awosted horo yesterday by constables, marchod'"intb tho park and forced to kneel bofore the Stars and Stripes. Then under compulsion thoy wero compelled to kiss tho folds xt tho flag. Following this ceremony they wero marchod t6 the county line aud warned that if they ventured insldo again tho jail and hard labor awaited them, Tho day before sovoral loadora of the band hero aroused thp Indignation of the citizens by Insulting the flag nnd calling upon tho crowds to "trnmplo It in tho mud," W Jl ' A 1 m y -1 -3