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BAILS Prom San Franeleee Matsonia, July 18. Fop ftan Franclsoo China. July 17. From Vancouver: . Makura, Aug. 9 For Vancouver: Makura, July 2L ' w Erenlng Bulletin, Est 1882, No. 6527 12 PAGES HONOLULU, TEBBITOBY OF. HAWAII, FBIDAT, JULY 14, 1916.-- 12 PAGES: PBICE FIVE CENTS IV Hawaiian Star. VoL XXIV. No. T5M ' " - t , .: - J . . X . '.. VJKITKER REPORT Oil fflTIA SAID TO GE RECTED ACD DISCREDITED Washington Correspondence" Tells of Sentiment in War De- Document Criticism partment to Relegate to Pigeon-hol- e as Unfair Rejected and discredited is the famcus "Whitener report" on the National Guard or Hawaii, according to news received by-t- he Star-Bulleti- n today from Its Washington correspondent, CoL C. S. Albert. . This report, made under date of November 11, 1915, charged that under the administration of Col. J. W. Jones aa adjutant-genera- l of the guard, there was deep-roote-d and petty politics and official incompetency ram- pant In the organization. It reflected seriously on the ability of Hawaiian officers of fte guard. Now it has been " discredited in Washington, aays a letter received today. The report was made to the divis ion of militia affairs in the war de partment and nothing waa known of it in - Hawaii xcept in territorial . government circles, higher up until the Star-Bulleti- n on February 18 of this year printed the news and. gave portions of. the severest criticism in full. Lieut,' W. envhitener. U. S. A., Traa inspector-Instructo- r of the Na tional Guard. He has since been re ." lieved. "-- "- ' - .. Then followed, a series of explana tions, denials, statementa and affida-vit-a which brought in the governor, Brlg.Gen. . Johnson, head, of the guard; Charles R. Forces, superintendent of public works rTJeorge R. Clark, ; former secretary to the governor; and others. It was brought out that the ' Whitener report was printed here and Forbes took ' responsibility for that Delegate Kuhio addressed letters to both the governor and Forbes defending the Hawallans from the Whitener charges. J Kuhio, it was understood, also took the matter up In Washington, while Col. Jones and . other officer of the Jones regime declared that In fairness their names should be cleared of the odium cast by -- Whitener's report ' The aftermath Is given beldw in correspondence from Cot Albert: BY C 8. ALBERT V , (Spiml 8Ur-BIlU- a OormpoBdraM) WASHINGTON, D. CX, Julr 3.The National Guard of . J.avail la to be mendation' added for good measure. That organization is to be officially pronounced In good condition and capable of rendering high-grad- e service In an emergency. v. f- - Thia is the opinion privately handled out by high officials of the War Department The occasion' will be final disposition of the report-submitteby .LKut Whitener; It has been passed up and down the lino and now occupies toe position of a discarded "white elephant i Nobody can be found who believes Mr should meet with approval - On the contrary the unanimous sentiment' favors-lt- a rele-- 1 gation to a gloony. pigeonhole, with a frank statement that t the ' militia of the , territory is in good shape and equal to' any duty that might be Imposed upon it ... , ; v" : Will Let it Ore?.-- W'. --'- '' ;'' - Some. of . the cany Hawaii people ' 'ho have swfoped down on thls'city recently TlEited the War' Department and discussed the Whitener, report They pointed out Its harshness and Inaccuracies. All of them, spoke a word or two of praise for the militia. In tarn they were assured that the report would be disposed of in the most diplomatic and quiet manner possible secretary of the T.'W. C.X, announoi ed that Dillingham had .presented the association ,wlth; 1000 ' shares 'of Olaa stock. The preBent price of the stock Is. $19.50 a share, making'' the' endowment $19,500. . : '"The endowment comes at a time when it will be: most, appreciated,' said Miss; Varney today. We'have reached the point where the activities of the association, arc growing to such an extent that we were . rather doubtful about planning-- , any new movements. With; the endowment we can go ahead witb the plans for extension work, which has been proposed. - The endowment from ,Mr. Dillingham la; especially . welcome : as Mrs. Dillingham always been ' active In' association, work." The flrst meeting to plan for a Y. W. C A. .waa held " - NEW YORK STOCK MARKET TODAY Following are the closing price of stocks cn the New York marekt to-di- y sent by the Associated Press over the Feoeral Wlrskas. Yeater Today, day. Alaska Geld 18 174 American Smelter ...... 92 91 American Sugar Rfg. . . . 109(4109 American TeL A Tel.,.. 129', :129', Anaconda Copper ...... TVz 78 Atchison 104i 104 Baldwin Loco. 68 Baltimore & Ohio a Z&y2 89 ; Bethlehem Steel .... 434a Calif. Petroleum ....... 18 17 Canadian Pacific ...... 178 178'2 M.& St P. (St Paul) 96 96', Colo. Fuel A Iron: ...... 42J4 42 Crucible Steel . ........ . .662 67's Erie Common 352 S5's General Electric . .". . . . . 163J4 1644 General Motors . ... . 600 Great Northern Pfd..... AWt 118'4 Inter. Harv, N. J. ..... . 115 115 i. Kennecott Copper ...... 42 45i Lehigh R. R. .......... 78'i 78& New York Central . .. . ., 103 2 103 " Pennsylvania ......... . 57i4 . S7V2 Ray Consol.. ........... 21'a 21 Vz Southtrn Pacific 97 974 Studebaker ............ 125J4 122 Tennessee Copper ... .... 25's 28', given a clean bill of nealth, with' 7 tt few kind words of 'eulogy and , com- U; S.. Steel. .. . . 8414 83 1 1 O BIJ w. v. visci ritt. ...... 117 Utah 75 751 Western Union -- 92 93! Westlnghouse.; 542 64 k Bid. - fEx-dlvlden- d. Unquoted. EXPEHiflffH V Preparations tor the experimental .growing of. grasses on . a , large scale at Schofield Barracks are under way. The ten-ac- re field of the experiment station there It vbetag planted1; with, pigeon peas In rows 100 feet apart as windbreaks. A hedge 10 or 12 feet In height ' will be formed by, the plants In a few months, t The peaa are used as food in Spain. ; Many. Cons of them ; are marketed annually. ' r 5 sociation. "From.' the ' formation - of the association Mrs. Dillingham has always been a director, and 'has taken an active part In . the work for years. She was the second president of the association, being elected to the position ; in 1907. The endowment is a beautiful climax of the great work that has been done" for the association by Mrs. Dillingham. - "The association Is truly appreciative of the endowment which only adds to the many uplifting things done by Mr. and Mrs. Dillingham. It la the best news that we bare received In some time, and means that we can carry! oat many of the plans that have been formulated jto bring about better results ; in.. the work . forr the young girls,, the concluded. - " ' .: - V GULEIIS ESCAPE II. Si GOlwitl PRISON TERMS, IM CCPM. When Pleas of Guilty Are In terposed Evidence is M Introduced NOT SHOWFf TO COURT Men Arrested By McDuffie Are Assessed $250 and $200 for Offenses For conducting a fraudulent gam bling game, "Dud" Patton, who was arrested 'yesterday by Captain Mc Duffie, was fined $250 by Judge Mon sarrat this morning, following a plea of guilty. R. T. Snyder, a well known barber arrested with Patton, pleaded guilty to allowing a gambling game to be conducted in his place of business, was fined. $200 and another tw charge to that against Patton waa dropped by the prosecution. ' The offenses charged would carry Jail sentences of a year and fines as well had the court seen fit to impose them. Not only did the men plead guilty of gambling or permitting gambling but an outfit of crooked gambling goods was seized and in posaesaion of. the police and prosecution. Snyder Prays Clemency. Snyder pleaded for lenlencyon account of his small income aifd a family to support He said he has been a citizen here for some time and has never been arrested before. After court he stated that he waa the "fall guy" ' and knew nothing about Pat- - he..y V.i. ; v The maximum sentence possible in (Continued : on page two) D. M i Linnardi Well : Known Hotel Man, Gives Assurance ; on Short Visit Here : D. . M. Linnard, the well- - known Pasadena hotel man, who is manager and . part owner of the Huntington, Maryland and Green .hotels there Is in Honolulu for a few hours today on bis way to Japan In the Shinyo Mara. Mrs. Linnard and daughter, who have CR. SYNfiMAN RHEE HOST FOR MISS DICKERS0N AT TETHURSDAY AFTERNOON Miss Miriam Dickerson, volunteer teacher at the Korean Girls' Seminary, was the guest at a tea given Thursday afternoon by Dr. Syngman Rhee, principal of the school. Miss Dicker-so- n has spent a year in Hawaii and has taken an .active interest in the work at , the - seminary. . She leaves the city soon for the mainland. More than 20 of the prominent educators and friends were present at the tea to say farewell to Miss Dicker-so- n. Among the invited guests was Raymond C. Brooks, who will lecture at the Hawaiian Opera .House on Sen-da-y evening.' Girls from the school were rre?ent In a' brty. - ' ' -- Fatalities on Atlantic Coast Are Taken Up inCabinet Meeting NATURALIST THINKS FISH 0FV RARE WHITE VARIETY Body of Boy Found, Nearly Bitten inowo By Powerful Jaws WASHINGTON, D. C July 14. Probably for the first time in Ame rican history, the cabinet of the Unit ed States discussed ' the subject of sharks. So sericus and horrible are the depredations of the man-eatin- g fish, on the Jersey coast and elsewhere along the Atlantic seaboard, that the fed eral government is planning a cam paign to kill the monsters. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo announced after' the cabinet meeting that his department will havej the coast cuard service and coast guard cutters do what can be done toward clearing the shore-water- s of sharks, and the government will, officially warn the beach resorts of the prox- imity of the man-eater- s. Secretary of Commerce Redfleld said that the bureau' of fisheries is unable to explain the sudden attacks of the fish in the northern waters. MATAWAN, N. J., July 14 The body of Lester StiUwell, the hov killed bv a shark near Mata- - wan, has been found It was bitten nearly in two. ' - ton's "crooked paraphernalia seized by McDuffie. Snyder says be . has known Patton about two months and merely permitted: ttnVaffd BeveraTbttP ert to use the rear of bis barber shop on King street near Alakea for gambling; purposes. He believes Patton brought' bis layout from the coast is planned to dynamite the creek to and Intimated that several more were kill the fish. ' Implicated In the game as much as ' NBWYORK'N. Ti July14It Is reported here that a number of sharks are hemmed in Matawan creek, where they, have grown savage for food... It John Nichols of the American Museum of Natural History, Is of the opinion that the fish are the white or tiger sharks, rarely seen In northern waters. .' i ; STORY OF HOLDUP Man Who Complained of High waymen Confesses He Was . ' Shot' House Breakintj- - tJnlimited assurance and confidence must ' have permeated --Natalia. Rod! u.uez' system .when be came c to " the police for surgical aid Thursday,1 tell ing them he had been shot by a Officials said It would bring the subject too prominently forward ' If any atepa were taken to punish Lieut Whitener for caking the report and the better course would be to let the matter drop with an exoneration of the -- territorial organization. .' . It nas been accepted as conclusive by all those from Hawaii who called at the War Department that : Sudan grass Is the only forage plant being grown on the plot in any quantity, according to J. M. Westgate,;' in charge of the this program will be made effective. They expect to see a formal statement given out praising the Hawaiian National Guard and pronmnclng It efficient, competent .ni fitted to perform any emergency service, for which It may be required.; Taken byJarge and amalL and diag-- J atfresent Price and B. F, Dillingham: has added another link to the chain of donations for benevolent and charitable purposes. This morning Miss Cora Varney, general ; United ' States Experiment Station; Cultivation ; of it appears to be successful and selections will: be made from the best: of the plants for seed." Larger plots' of this grass vrill be planted soon. cnally and crosswise, those ' familiar wnh the situation and the Whitener report appear to be well satisfied with the prospective outcome. .The rejection of the report : and - the substitution of a eulogy, for ttfe militia, according to their views, will close the Incident in good shaped ? ' 4 V. ol Stock Amounts to $19,500. ;.v: on April 30, 1900. A number of women attended this meeting and as a result the ' association waa formed and has grown to such an extent that a new. bunding; was needed. There are now more than 1 1200 " been--t visiting In Honolulu- Y. V. C. A. RECEIVES LARGE ! GIFT FRQM B; R DILUNGHARl Benefaction J$Fspppprtune C. members of the as- - for ' some " " time, continue with Linnard ' Linnard is: A' 'booster: for Hawaii and has a host of friends - and ac quaintances here. As the guest of honor at a luncheon in the Commercial Club rooms at noon he announced that the Pasadena Tournament Of Roses will send ono elaborate float to thi Carnival here next vear and the three : hotels under his management will send another. "Just to show how we feel toward Hawaii," he said. "Paaadena Vould also appreciate at least vane, float from Honolulu at Its Tournament of Roees," said the hotel man, "but it Is not obligatory to obtain ours." The Huntington hotel is one of the finest In the country and the Maryland has been recently enlarged 'but Linnard's popularity was so great .that recently he signed a long lease for the Hotel Green in order to accommo-dat-a bis patronage. The Linnard party will visit only in Japan and will return to the mainland in a few weeks, going directly across Rodiquez will probably be put under the Pacific to Vancouver. the new X-ra- y at the Queen's hospital in an effort to find a .38 calibre bullet which entered the bone. He admitted everything McDuffie today. couple of highwaymen when in reality ' W bullet t from 'a policeman's pistol hit bim. Rodiquez is at the Queen's hospital today witb a bullet In ; his arm and Capt' McDuffie has his confession. Rodiquez told the police two Fili- pinos attempted to hold him up on the Ka-Ii- hi road near the pumping station In Wednesday night about 10 o'clock. McDuffie discovered from Rodiquez wife that he was out until 3 o'clock Thursday morning and when Traffic Officer Sam'Ferreira came off shift late yesterday afternoon, saw Rodiquez story of the alleged hold-u- p in the Star-Bulleti- n and compared notes with McDuffie the whole story came out Ferreira says he awoke suddenly early Thursday morning on Young street to find someone trying to enter the - window. Ferreira sprang from his bed, found his "automatic" and fired at the retreating form.' The officer says, he saw the' fleeing man throw up his arm as If shot Ferreira's description of the prowler fits Rodiquez. WIDLER HEARING IS SET FOR-WEE- HENCE A nreliminarv hearing of the ease of Ned WIdler, charged with imper sonating a federal officer, --win be naa before U. S. Commissioner-Georg- Curry at 2 o'clock next Friday after noon. It Is alleged that Widler represented himself to be a secret service man from the department of Justice. CHINA DUE MONDAY v: ; , A radio received thla morning-- : at H. Hackfeld Co.., front the China Mail steamer China, reported her 1040 miles , from Honolultr this morning. She is meetingr head seas, but i3 cx-- e - S. Sentiment for Inclusion rn Ter-ritori- af Platform Causes Change' Star-Bulleti- The n yesterday printed the fact that the Republican committeemen and delegates at a meeting the afternoon before decided to omit a j suffrage plank, though the national j morning several of the general committeemen declared that they believe such omission would be a mistake, that they favor suffrage, and that' the territorial platform should favor it The committee Informally decided that a suffrage plank will be presented to the convention's platform committee, but whether It will come from an Individual delegate or from thia advance committee on platform framing is still uncertain. Another important development today was a move for radical revision of the taxation on autos. E. A. Berndt proposed that Instead of taxing autos by weight they should j be taxed on consumption of gasoline, telling of ttje, advantages ofthis system j9 worked but IntJurope."Hls reslntA-- " tion of the subject met with instant and unanimous apprdval In brief, the plan is that the gasoline for auto engines shall be taxed "at the source" here, that is, at the plants of the Job bers who' sell It The government has a checker go over the figures of these companies and on these figures (Continued on page three) SSSm TO BE IPIDK1ECT Pfatf orm-make- rs Are Drafting Plank Asking "More Pro- -. -orcssive Document; r; v : A protect more . or less Indirect. but still a protest, . will be ; made to the Republican territorial platform convention against the city charter much-criticise- draft made: : by d the charter convention a few months ago.' ' Republican platform-maker- s , turned over thia issue to a special committee of which Raymond 'C. Brown Is chairmanV' The committee; met yes-terd- ay and drafted a plank, which, if adopted . by the convention," will put the party on record as reiterating Its demand for a more ;"modern and progressive" charter for Honolulu,' Members of the committee fear that If the action of the charter convention is assailed some active Republicans who were members of the convention will be offended.' Hence the indirect criticism by the method of reiterating the call for a' more progressive " charter. Other convenUon delegates who think the convention should have' the ' Issue of indorsing! "or repudiatlngrthls charter draft" put squarely before iU aro confldeht that' then the charter would be repudiated; and think this position would strengthen the party, in the fall campaignv z : ir ..i;r,: fippr-- : TiTHOIprJDmWRiA CAUSEHUGEECOriOMIC. v LOSSES TO COUUTilY (ajMeiatorPmsir VTaiarai . WASHINGTON,. D.;C July ; IL - According to an estimate given to the seriate', today- - by Chairman 'Ransi 11 of the public health tcommIttee, the annual ectmom'c rloss : to the ? United States from typhoid and ' inalaria' ag gregates S92S34,8S0. TO RELIEVE SHACKLETdN. BUENOS &TRES. Capt a' Liwcn of AnUri expedl- - uon is preparing at Fuata Arenas an other party ' for the relief of the maroonedraembers of thd r":z:"cl-t- c expedition- - on Eler -- aat ' Ish-- i. :, , , inTbe'nevrliSD.t :o cthUt'i f ' ' glft'bt'.CLarlcs'M.VCchwaj t . . . , . .. .. BOBBRECKQm wmwmmD AGE, POLITICS Believes in Hughes'. Section and Declares He's Younger Than Joe (Speia! Sur Bullelii CompoB4ae) WASHINGTON, D. C, Jury 3."I firmly believe that Hughes will be elected president" This Is the candid opinion, frankly expressed, by Robert W. Breckons. former United States attorney for Hawaii He has been mak- MARQUIS TITLE Former-Coiint-Oku- ma Received -- New Title in Appreciation t)f Work During Coronation (Special Cable to Nlppa JUi) : 14-Co- TOKIO, ' unt Japan July bkumar premier ef Japan, : has been given the title of marquis by Emperor Yoshfhlto. The announcement , waa made yesterday afternoon. V Baron K. Ishii,. foreign minister, and M. , Ma tono, ambassador to Petrograd, were created viscounts by the emperor. The promotion of the premier was due to an appreciation of his work during the coronation. : --The title vl count was given to thediplomats for their work hv arranging the Japanese Russian treaty. - TL Kato, former minister of foreign affairs, was also given the title of viscount. - ' s Admiral R. Yatsushlro, foreign minister of the navy; 9. Kato, commandet of the Japanese fleet at Tsingtao, and H.: Shimamura, bead of the admlraltj board, and General Kamlo, hero of the Tsingtao campaign, - were createC - barons.: EtEvEMiMs lilTMl H1BPMCE --f - - : 4- - WASHINGTON, D. July 14. f Reports that! President Wilson bad settled on Attorney-Genera- l Thomas Watt Gregory for the supreme court' vacancy left by the resignation of Justice Hughes 4 V were 'set at' rest rtoday when 4 the president nominated John' H.. 4 Clarke; : federal ': Judse at Cleveland,? for: the1 place.5 The seleo tlon1 of Clarke --was forecast yes 'y-.- f Urday; -' i'K ' - v k ' f : . fWfnr-7t- phV m p r--f x -- 1 "T "'J Ml.. I :..L - . - . ...... , ) r" ' V . s . ft UIUDGEHAMI'TON, July li. It wa3 ainotiiccd' ci t!.a: Ilus-- .i su-'-e- r hen: e hers tc " .7 t'--l : wiU c;c the E3t::r.-- 1 r-- -n v'.h a Ercech Ia'Ectr::t cz. ...-i- t 1. 113 will make 12" ft j;::'... rcccrd:: t5 the plass'r.:-cor cere c.j IV.;; ? cc:.st: . . . . . c ' ; 2:30" 1 - COMiA v-:- . IP.ISI! DEM PRISONERS OE GIVEN LIBESV Recruiting Office.Wrecked and Military Pickets Defied io Make Arrests NEW AUTO TAXATION SCHEME IS PROPOSED Committee- - to " ing extensive observations, keeping his ears open and surveying Recommend to Convention Fees Be Based on Gasoline Used A suffrage plank will be presented to the Republican territorial platform convention next Monday. This was made certain this morning when a meeting of the general committee In charge of assembling the proposed platform planks was held in the office of its chairman, A. D. Cooper. piatiorm taaes up me suojeci. vnisjine oesi way ne couia. e ie simpie - the political'' situation. The conditions found have convinced him that a Republican landslide Is doe to drop along next September and deposit Mr. Hughes in the White House. "How much older are you than your brother Joef inquired Star-Bullet- in the ct correspondent of the attorney when he came In to pass the time of day an dremark that he was a long distance from home. "Erupting volcanoes! shouted the former legal light of the government as he landed in a chair after hitting the ceiling. "Why, I am ten years younger than Joe.! And then the author of the : ITALIANS BLOW-U- TOP OF MOUNT, BURY AUSTRIANS New Battles Rage Furiously on Both Sides of Somme; Russians Reach' von Bothmer's First Line and are Repulsed (AMOcialt4 Ptms y kdral WlnkM) CORK, Ireland, July 14. Chagrined by the foolish inquiry had to apologize and back out! about It, too,' as he was dead sure that Mr. Breckons was in his own age ' ' class. non-arriv- al of a. large number of prisoners taken by the government troops in the recent Irish rebellion, and who had been ordered released - and their; cases cleared, one thousand Sinn Fein adherents rioted here today. They had expected the arrival of the prisoners for some days past . and when the men and women were not freed today, they gathered, around a recruiting-offic- e, tore down the posters arid finally wrecked the office. They hissed the military pickets and otherwise ' defied ; ;- arrest. : .' nnuniig uuni uiiuuii , IT A I IARIC? DIIDV CR1CIIV . P BY MINE EXPLOSIONS t AMMeUUa Tr St tUml WiraUMl f ROME, Italy, vjulf: 14. Alter mining arid sapping'' operations ex- - Titiincnti1!fi r1if ftrfav . MW.. , iMiiati v j v. j : ' whtch :has. been neid tenaciously by the Austriahs; The entire force ; of defenders was buried, in the wreckage. - NEW BATTLES DEVELOPING v UliTU CIIDV.rVl.TUC IVPQT II I I II I Witt Wl lllt JtJJiKLir, oermarry, juiy i. New - battles developed with grcat fury today on both sides of the riv-- . ' ; Ti. r- -: er ooiuiik:, wcm uuuu x ue jj ish are making a htzvy attack: on" the sectors of ' . Mametx wood and , Longuevaland have' made repeat-- ; ed effort's to capture Trones wood. - lne nrst auacKS were ,rcpuicu.i Meuse.ThevFrench have attempted to recover; territory' near ?Sou-vill- e. r rAjP'r ; On' the east front, J the Russians made a heavy assault late yester-i- y' bit von 'Bothmer s forces near i)uczacz anu succccucu ut entering the rlrst-lin- e -- trenches but were then ejected with considerable losses. -- 'r. :: ... y--:' 5 by the Over- . ,An announcement : seas ;News Agency, today dech re5 that : neither men nor. rur.s have been withdrawn from the Verdun sector for reinfordng the Gerrcar.a on the Somrne line; ; - ' '. .- LoriDon cniini as : - t co:.:s crjiiwii v : "i LONDON;. Ec.,:ji:!y .14. Resuming their offensive north c th; Somme, the 'French today ctt-:':t- d'. the second-lin- e and pcr.ctntci tlsr. trenches "along a: izzr-- . Zz front,"'. Gen: Sir Dougla'3 r:; :rts. zentin-le-Gran- d, Lc::-::- vil ahdtl:2 -- "remaining pcrticn cf Tron: wee I have been taken. ' '.' i - The r.r.vs ' oi the new CrLi'Tr victories' has-cause- d mucli er.iliuii- - r asm here.' VA Reut:r d?5; J.zli con--5 firms - the .report' th.it 1!. z EritLti Lz:nt;n-!:-Gro"- I, have.'capt'jred" and'EOsrcf the villige. tf O."- - ' ' WASHCCGTON, D. C.July Ths- - reutriTjty board which.' hai l.ccn investigTiilrg the 'st:' t thr G . rrr-- n. s ' rr.arir. . : Dcut ch.!ar. f !:is f..: .n'.:ticd .t3 On:- - ."-- r ;Pcr. .fthr.'5tatc?ilepan..,..':.t. t f ! .! c.V rq,crt.':: 'IrAv, i:n-'- . :. ti v l-- L '