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VOL Vll., KO. 6- r'j, - : : ' - HONOLULU, ' HAWAII TERRITORY, TUESDAY.,' JANUARY, 20, 1914.SEmTwKLy7 "TyT: : , " 38""
FUiisTon Liny
8udden Orders Received Ordering
Brigadier General at Head of
Hawaiian Department to Pro
ceed at Once to Galveston to
Take Command of the Second
!-. Division.'
With Supplies and Equipment for
Army of Twenty Thousand This
.: Force lias Been in Readiness for
. Months to Embark on, Trans
ports for Vera Crvz for Final
March to Mexican Capital ' .
.With the riee'pt yesterday of what
, many believe are the most important
; Army or d oil issued in some time, Brig.
Gen. Frederick Funnton, . In command of
the Hawaiian department began prepa
.' rations to leave for Galveston, Texaa,
to'aBaume command of the Second Divi
v ion, now stationed at Texaa City and
' (Gilvton, await! it k dovelopnienta which
'.'nay rexult in thin liviion becoming
. the army of invaaiua of Mexico from
the AtlHntio Hide. It coinpriMa moie
, than ie,CM)0 Oftirer' and men, ii aoma
what, larger' than the entire foraea oa
Oahn, and coimiKti of tlie Hiurth, Jifth
. and tfixlh Urindta of tu.Wteiu To
1"TTm wfit, omi wr- . Iiri;aii. CietwriU
'',Ulia. Thp fttpolid'IivHioi 1 low .In
; rominand wf Mnj. Oeneral William )I.
Carter, who haa ioon ordcrol to Ito
nohilu to ami me command of, the lia
. ' waiiaa Department. . t ,( ;s 'r
..' Learea on ,Vntar. , v
' General iinkton,', ar'compnnlod ly hi
aide, Ueut. Willium G. Hall, at once
.bejraa prejaratifcua to leave, and bai
arraaved to depart . for the.CoBBt on
' - tba atcamer Ventnra, leartin(r from
Honolulu next Friday. ' Ho announced
yeaterdny that ha will proceed direct
to hi new pout. - t ' '
Tlw! Unit order tending general Fun
' aton to the mainland wait iamied about'
two weeka ago. , It wag thonght then
that General Fiinitton would not get
away from here until March of April,
i The ordera yesterday came entirely un
. avicpecteUly, but, aa General Funaton
etafed, It ia the unexpected that makes
'a aoldier's life intoieating. . .
Tt waa kt drat reported that Oeneral
; Funs ton was to ba ordcrel - to Texaa,
not to assume command of the" import
, ant Second Division, but only of the
Fifth . HrigadQ, conikriaing not more
. than a third of those forces. Hi
friends, however, could L not conceive
how brigadier generals below lit in in
the rank of service would command a
larger force, while he would be uasigned
to brigade. The news yesterday
.; ihows that be is to succeed a major
general) and ia taken to mean that a
erisla in the affairs of Mexico is be-
lieved to be approaching, and that the
health of Major General Carter is such
that he could not stand the hard cam
, paign that would follow in the 'event
'of invasion by American forces. It la
conceded that to the Second Division,
' now to toe commanded by General Fun
aton, will fall the duty of marching
into ti ty of Mexico by way of
; Vera Owe. . , .. . .
, Ready for Invasion. -
'.. 4 For months trannjiorta, ammunitioi
ioa supplies, clothing, field gu us
iigiuer arms nave been in readiness at
Gklveatoa to start for Vera tui:. Thia
equipment, it is aaid, ia suOlclent for
'.twenty thousand men.
. From the ouUet ' of Generall lilti
ston a career when, he started as a
4 volunteer t"he Fates have always placed
him where activity was greatest. First
at Cuba, hgalu at Manila, then during
the earthquake and 8re wbah destroy
ed Ban Francisco and once more when
the striking miners and a number of
anarchists were terrorising the gold
mining camps of Southern Nevada he
. was oo the ground, and acquitted hhn
aelf with much credit to the country he
served, as well as to himself. The man
ner in which ho organlxed his inade
quate forces durlug the activities pn
. Oabu last year showed the result' of
; , the knowledge he haa gained during his
pant campaigns. ',' ,
-It is not improbable, tbiuk ' those
who have watched the Mexican situa
. tion, that General Funston is about to
play an important part in a military
situation of more seriousness than auy
- through which the Uuited Htates forces
..' nave passed sruee the rivil War. , ;
v , Taking Be'l'a Place.
. The cavalry brigades now on duty on
t the Tefas border, are lu command of
Hrlgadier General JJllss. ' Major Gep
eralT. Frankliu Bell now in the Phil
' Ippiues was originally ordered to com
mand the Hecoud UivUil but he will
' not arrive " ou the maluliiml - berore
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SAN FK A NCIiMW, January ,20.
rlty Associated Prcu C&ble)-The
liritish 'ship- I'hiladelphia, Captain
Lawrence, bound from Portland,
Oregon, with a cargo consigned to
QuPenntown, pnt Into port here yea
terdny with the captain in irona.
The skipper waa overpowered by the
crew after he had, in a drunken
frenzy,' threatened their lives snd
endangered the safety of his ship.
The erew and mates of the ship al
lege that Captnin Lawrence wag in
toxicated and lost his reason during-
a, storm. The vessel will re
main here until arrangements are
made-with the owners in Queen
town to secure another commander.
Captain Lawrooce is being held in
custody for trautment and pending
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OALFJSBURO, Illinois,' January
20. (Hy Atsociated Ptoss CVble)
Robert Iliggins, under arrent on
'uapl,cion ,of bavlsg murdered his
wife, niade a full conf ossiot yes-.
terdsy. Mrs, lliggios was .found
murdered in ,hor home at ' New
Henderson, January 5. In admit"
ting the niurder yeBterday.f llig-
gins stilted that he was ia love
with . hia stepdaughter, and mur- s
dered Hia wife In order to tnsrry
the girl, Julia Flake. The girl is
fifteen years old, , ,
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WASHINllTO.V, January 2-(By
Assoeiuted Press Catlc) The nomiurt
t ion of John bksfton Williams for comp
troller of currency was cbnflAned .V
the sen a to yisterday. ' He, succeeds L,
U. Murray of New York.. -
NEW YORK, January 19.-(B' 'As
sociated Press Cable) The second trial
of IIhiis Schmidt, self-coufessed'alhyer
of Anna Aumuller, began todayUn gen
eral session' court The first trial re-
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WASHINGTON, January 20.
(By Associated Press Cable)
Secretary of the Navy Daniels yas-
terday announced that he favors
foreign competition, in the building
of warships for the United States
Navy. Not only would this result
in a great Saving in the preeut
ost of naval construction, he
stated, but with the possibility of
foreigu competitiou even better
Workmanship would be assured on
. t'io vessels than ia now possible,
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: revolt against huerta
tlTY OF MEXICO, January 19.
(fly Associated -Press Cable) The Ser
ratio Iudiuns, whose stubborn resistance
the iron handed I'orflrio Dias could nov
el break down, have revolted and are
reportt 4 ito have taken the warputh
agaiust the Iluerta troops. Their re
volt was -aused by Iluerta 's action in
discontinuing a subsidy granted to the
tribe and ou which be ludlaus depend:
d for a livelihood,.
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Mi take : Again Sends. Fprth Fire
and Lava 'Oil Sakurajima--
; 300,000 Are Homeless. . '
TOKIO, Japan, January 20. "(By As
sociated Press CableJJ-Mitake, a vol
cano on Saku'rajima again began belch
ing forth fire, lava and ashes yester-
da V. - eVimtilat inir tha niihlA wn.L nf
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devastation which it started last week,
adding still further to the horror of the (
situation and Increaaing the suffering
of the thousands of homeless sufferers
who. had started to recover those por
tions of .their belongings which the first
flood of fire and molten rock had left
untouched. :. ' . '. '
Earthquakes ia rapid succession fol
lowed the first activity and rumbling
noises in the sea bare, added to the ter
ror of the survivors.
The activity tontinued. throughout
the day and last night and shows no
signs of abating. The stricken area
has been added to to a large extent,
though no further loss of lifs has so far
been reported.
Kescue aqd relief work ia under way.
No effort ia being made to compute at
this time the number of lives that havs
been Jost in the calamity. ,. .
. Threehuudred thousand persons ar
homeless and destitute. Thousands of
dollars and nhiploads of food and cloth
ing will be required to alleviate the
suffering. . -.
The Advertiser is coutinu'rog 4o re
ceive subscriptions for the. relief of the
stricken people-of Japan, A number
of contributions have alrcsd.t been re
ceived. These together with othsr
money received, will be turned overto
the local Japanese relief committee, and
due credit given those who aid in the
worthy work .
In addition to the -terrible damage
and loss of life inflicted upon Southern
most Japan from the violent eruption
of bakura, the recent filoe of the Japa
nose papers, issued prior to the Kakura
jima trageily, tell of famine ravages
iu Northern Japan, where the situa
tion bad cci&hed stage when it was
believed there would have to be a call
issued for assistance from the govern
ment and from the foreign communi
ties. The last of .the rlee supply had
been exhausted by the New Year aud
the reports to Tokio were that a large
district would ba absolutely ktrlpjied
of all food by the end of Jauuary.
So serious bat tba situation become
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, Wdy f rom Penitentiary
Judge John R. Thomas, Father of Cap
tain Thomas of . First Infantry, Among
Those Who Fall :: Before Murderous
Onslaught of Desperate Men in Okla
homa Prison.
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McAIXSTEE, , Oklahoma, January
2Q. (By Associated ' Press Cable) -
John E. IThomaa, fonser United States
aistrict Judge., one, a r congressman
from rjlinols and father of Captain
John B. . Thomas, Jr., sUtioned with
the lirst Infantry a Schofield Bar
racks, Oahn, was tne f seven who lost
thslx Jives In a prison break from the.
8tate Penitentiary he( today. i
Seven men were shot to death and
three were wounded when a trio of des
perate convicts made a dash foe lib
erty. The convicts were armed and as
they made their break they opened fire
as the prison guards began to shoot.
The prisoners directed their fire to
ward a party of visitors In the prison
yard and the first to fall beneath their
murderous volley waa Judge Thomas.
H was visiting at thai prison on busi
ness at the time. .
Fighting their way through, the con
victs captured a telephone girl and us
WASHINGTON, January . JO. (By
Associated Press" (!able)-The Agricnl
tursV.;rteiiBiini Mill, .providlvghfoT ied,
era! aid in the dissemination of ecien
tifle farm information and practical ex
periments iu agriculture, horticulture
and general farming, passed the house
yesterday. The" measure now goes to
the senate. . ,
that the famine district has- become
easy huuting ground for. the Japanese
White slavers. Hundred of young
girls are being sold by their parents
into bondage, ihe plea of the uareuts
being that it is better for their girls
10 ne seut 10 me yosmwaras or the
Japanese cities, to Manchuria, the
Philippines and the China coast to en
ter Uvea of shame then to have them
remain at home and die from starva
tion, while the 'girls themselves enter
williugly into the bargains made, ac
cepting their own fate, for the sake
of the purchase money thit will enable
their pareuts to buy food. . The Tokio
police are examining alt the girls who
arrive from the f umiite district, but
confess their powvrlessness, as their
new masters have the written author
ity of Jthe parents to carry the girls
away, while the girls themselves are
schooled In what to say to the author
ities. '..'.'
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ing her as 'a shield mad their way out
side the prison walls and to freedom.
There they Mixed the warden's horse
and buggy and started toward the hills.
The guards immediately secured horses
and gave chase on horseback, a running
battle continuing until the convicts dis
appeared. : v ' .
Posses- were at one organised and
the country tor miles around is sur
rounded by a large number of special
officer who hav been enlisted In the
chaso. . -.
Among Us others' killed In the prison
break were ahe assistant deputy war
dsn, the superintendent of the bureau
of identification and one guard.
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Captain John B Thomas, son of the
jurist who lost his life at McAlester
yesterday, was communicatedjwlth by
The Advertiser upon reoelpt of the sad
news at midnight. It waa the first hs
knew of the terrible; tragedy. Captain
Thomas Is u command of Company E.
First Infantry. ; , ...
WASHINGTON,'. January 20. (By
Associated Press Cable) A bill pro
posing the construction of a railroad la
Alaska by the government met with its
first opposition la the senate "yesterday
when Senator Porter J. MrCumber (Be.
publican) of North Dakota attacked the
Senator McOumber pointed gut that
the enactment of thia measure would
mark the first step toward the realm of
paternalistic and sociulistie govern
NIL . . .
ine measure nns strong support from
Alaska. A number of delegations from
that Territory appeared iu Washington
during the last session urging its uas-
sogn. Hearings were granted by the
committee ou Territories, - of which
United Htates Senator Key Pittman of
iNevB'ia is chairman. . rittmen was for
merly a resident of Alaska, ,
San Francisco May Send Delegx-
tion to Washington to Urfw
"Borrowing" of Pearl Harbor
Appropriation to Build Battle.
ship Drydock at Hunter's Point
Knocking Pearl Harbor Plans.
Suggest Hawaii Sends a Real Rep'
- resentative to Washington and,
In' Meanwhile, Hold Up the Fair
-Appropriation to. Show Ban
Francisco That She Must Play
"'Fair.;" ' ;. - : ':-':
,' That Honolulu,' will have to bestir
herself to prevent the "borrowing" of
the Pearl-Ha Aor drydock arroprlar
tion by . the ftat Franciscans to build
and equip the proposed Hunter's Point
drydodt,- is the report. which cornea
from Ho a Francisco.. The Ilonolulana
oa,the Coast want te know what Hone
iulans at bume are thinking of to leave,
all thrf Importauf affairs of Hawaii at
San Francisco to remain unrepresented,
while other -communities arealive t
the main chances for. themselves and
reaching out for Honolulu's unclaimed
slmre. J . '
f'Tlie I'sUrornians are turning every
ppomt agnijib't'I'ftft llnrtirtrin tiu-ir vi
reseatations to Via.Hliiiiton, ' hsvs a
letter to The Advertiser, received Ut
night, .''and are asserting positively
that the dock cannot Ibe built at Pea,rl
Harbor. The secretary of the North
Central Improvement Association, in aa
interview in, the (.-hronicle on January
11, suid tjat,. California had 'to protect
ita rights' this matter, 'as Honolulu
wns getting busy's otherwise they
would lose the chauce to get Pearl
Harbor appropriations to apply at the
Hunter's Point dock.
"To further carry their vropaganda,'
they claimed that because Attorney
Frank Thompson came to San Francisco
and proceeded eastward that day, that
be had gone to Washington to attempt
to hold the Poarl Harbor appropriation
wnare it was. .
As a matter of fact. Attorney
Thompson went only as far aa Chi
sago and returned last night, and will
leave for Honolulu on the Korea, Jan
uary, 15. . ;,...'.
, , Hold up fair Money.
''An indignation meeting of several
Honolulans was informally held at the
Stewart Hotel, when it waa suggested
that if California persisted ln its at
tempt to steal the Pearl Harbor appro
priation, that tbe Hawaiian fair appro
priation or iuu,uou be held up ndan
nitelr, until assurance was given that
the Pearl Harbor project would be left
, v .... 4 Chronicle Tells Story. ;
The Chronicle of January 11 asys:
" ' 'If Han Francisco ia to net tbe pro-
posed new battleship drydock, a repre
sentative committee should go l)ack to
Washington at once and remain through
the present session of congress to pro
tect tne interests or this city,'' sail
Edgar Painter, secretary of the North
Central Improvement Association.
' "'If this city does not act,' con
tinued Painter, 'other cities are likely
to get ahead of it. Honolulu ia aaid to
be exercised over the possibility that
the buiniing of the Pearl Harbor dry
dook, which collapsed on February 17
of last year, may be abandoned and
Nan - .Francisco gt't the benefit of the
remainder of the big appropriation.
" 'Frank E. Thompson, an attornev
of Honolulu, came up from the Islands
!at Friday and went on to Washington,
apparently in a grert hurry, and I am
of the . opinion that Thompson's mis
sion is connected with the scsre which
San Francisco's effort, to tfbtaiu a big
naval drydock haa raised in Honolulu.'
i "Borrow" the runds.
"As a means for meeting the Brest
necessity for a naval drydock in San
Francisco harbor without the delay
which would result from waiting for an
appropriation from congress, Painter
some timn'sgo augtrete.t to the secre
tary of the navv ihe borrowing of the
remaiudrr of the Pearl Harbor fund.
Ho received the following answer:
v , Answers Suggestion,
" 'I am iu receit of your letter of
the twenty-sixth ultimo, supplementing
the statements you made when you
were here with the suggestion that the
fund remaining on hand for the Cons
structioii of the Pearl Harbor drydock
might be used for the immediate con
struction of a drydock at San Francisco.
We now have this matter under consid
eration and ,t wi,l be gone into very
thoroughly,, !. uu glad you wrote mo
,. . (Coutiuued ou page three.)
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