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2 PAGES. HONOLULU, TERIUTOUY OF HAWAII, pI)NESDAY, AuiSlfey 7, 12PAQEa
jiairaiian Star. Vol. XX No. 6349,
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Li u u u u
Matter of Principle4, Say Strik-v:-ers
Company : Losing,
; S50Q0 a Dy
lv-JOno hundred and thirty-five dollars
is Lne sum total said to 6e Involved
in Ihe back overtime 1ajr demanded
"inree vessel masters in the Inter-,-8
team Navigation - Company,
wLTG has resulted in a general strike
and walkout of 'fifty , captains and
mates resulting in the complete tie
up' of nearly a dozen passenger and
freight steamers engaged in a service
' between Honolulu and scores of island
ports on Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Mo
lokai and a loss to the company of
VoOOO a day. .;f ' ;.. :. 'V-
The situation today presents a : de
cidedly firm and uncompromising as
roct on both the part;ot the striking
crricers and the company directorate.
Steam Is up and crews are mustered
ca board at least six steamers, which 1
have been prepared to go to sea, pend-
ins the settlement: of the differences.
C smpafiyV Statement, v. :r " 'r
Vice President and Acting (leneral
Manager James L. McLean issued a
statement" today -which says: it;:
The ( controversy between' the ( In-tcr-Island
I the-masters and mates is not a
.and. cn': the -.part, c4he .masUtsi
I mate's to he paid overtime when
.rklng on Buhdays and holidays,. fpr
tiie mates have received overtime ' for
such service for a long time, and the
masters of certain of the steamers not
running on schedule time have been
receiving ,pay for overtime; andf re
cently .the company acceded to the re
quest that all captains should receive
6uch compensation. ;t..- -Waiting
for Kennedy. 'U .7 ; !
TThere are; however, three, or. four
masters who claim overtime due them
for -service in certain months during
the first half of the year. The amount
Involved Is not large, but at the claim
was first made when J.? A. Kennedy,
t te' Manager of the company, f was
hep, the company deferred action as
tcf payment of same until Mr, Ken-.j
nd s return which will be In a few. '
wtks. ' At no time did the company '
refuse to recognlxe the claim, but felt
itj was due Mr. . Kennedy that ine i
-matter be referred to him.- j
"Honolulu Harbor No: 54, which Is
.iie title of the orgaaixation of the :-,
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MAN HELKIN JAII5 AND
- Who, .what and why 1st J ulius Lah
ccrman, and wherefore is he in Jail? .
- Tiris la the question that," Is both
ering Chief of Detectives McDuf fie and
his qufl of detectives, one of whom
arrested Lancerman .yesterday morn
ing1 and has since forgotten what he
, was 'arrested'- for. -
. "I don't know i anything about the
case,", declared the Bertillon expert
'his morning. "All I know Is that he
as arrested by one of my men yes
rday morning and that the case is
marked for investigation.
'But I - don't know anything about
the man, who arrested him, or what
THE M U LT ICR A P H
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4 .. Chicago, III, Aug. 6. 3
v Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu: $
The rules committee of; the
Progressive convention, after two 3
5 nights' debate, will recommend 4
to the convention that Hawaii, 4
Alaska and the District of Co-
S lumbia be given one ,", delegate $
each, with, a vote In the national $
convention, and a national - com-
Q mltteeman each, without a. vote. t
&: Johnson is the probable choice S
for the rice presidency.
. A. UC. ATKINSON. 8
The above cablegram , was re-
ceived early this morning by the 8
SUr-Bulletln from 'Mr. Atkinson,' 8
Who was sent by the local .Pro- $
gressives to make a fight for a
representative for Hawaii in the 4
convention. .It is regarded as al-8
S most certain that the convention S
3 wilr follow the recommendations 3
of the rules committee. ; :
8 & 8 & 4 $ $ $
- Rough seas at ; Lahalna resulted in
the capsizing of one fully-loaded ship's
boat and the swamping of two similar
craft. : belonging j to ;the Inter-Island
steimer Glaudine, last night '' ;
- X Claudlne ; called at the Maui
port to land and take on cargo. One
of the big whaleboats became unman;
ageablenvhlle negotlatlngthe heavy
swell prevailing there at the time and,
belng warn ped the crate turned turtle
and-he entire contents; Including sug
ar, and - several Items of household
goods, was precipitated ' into the sea
and was Jost The boat -was recover
ed after considerable effort Two
whaleboats returning - to 'shore: were
Hooded, but It Is claimed that there
was no freight aboard...;- i ... ; -,
T A large shipment of hardwood rail
way ties from Hawaii arrived, today, as,
part of . the cargo of the InteIsland
steamer Claud lne. t This vessel return
ed from Hawaii and Maui ports with
a large list of passengers, i Seven hun
dred railway ties, 24 cords slabs 0
cords wood; a quantity "of empties and
41 cases of honey arrived.
: Purser, Kibling reports fine weather
on 'tie homeward trip. The schooner
Melrose and the ' Matson Navigation
steamer Enterprise .were discharging
cargo at Hllo at the time of departure
of the Claudlne for Honolulu.:
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SAN FRANCISCO, CaC Aug. 7.
Beets: 88 analysis, 118.111(1.? parity,
4.52c. Previous quotation, 12f. 2d.
for, but. we have him locked up, any
way.: ' ;...Vv-- '
Meanwhile Julifcs Is waiting to be
brought to trial-rwhether for drunk
enness or , murder the chief doesn't
For the second "time within a few
ueeks, Jonah Cummings was arrested
for exceeding the speed limit and
was brought before Judge Monsarrat
this morning, to answer to the charge.
According to Motorcycle Officer
Abreau, Cummings was arrested at
eleven o'clock last night while speed
ing along King street at a rate of
thirty-two miles an hour.
With him in the machine was a
crowd of sailors and as the machine
locked from side to side, the menin
the. car kept yelling to the chauffeur
to turn on more juice. Abreau
caught sight of the machine at Piikoi
Mxeet and followed it to Richards
street before he was able to catch
Several weeks ago Cummings was
arrested on a similar charge and
fmed fifty dollars and costs ami
Motorcycle Officer Abreau declares
that he has warned the chauffeur
Eeven times against speeding.
Cummings case was continued un
til Tuesday morning, - August 13, at
the request of Attorney Riawlms, who
is representing the .defendant. . .
. FREIGHT L08I
TO YIELD 1;
Supervisors Get a Statement
from Legal Counsellor in
MILVERTON SAYS MUST '
CONCEDE TO EXPEDITE
If Pavement Is to Be Laid, He
Thinks Rapid Transit Must
- Have Its Way '
The Board of Supervisors is official-
ly advised by Deputy City and County?
Attorney" Fred V, Milverton to yield
to the Rapid Transit company in the
In a lengthy statement submitted to
the board last night Deputy Milver
ton, who has been the legal adviser
of the supervisors throughout the long
discussion and on whose advice, the
supervisors have hitherto stood ? pat,
now maintains that if a speedy set
tlement is arrived at ,it must be by a
concession on the part of the city
fathers. , '
Deputy 'Milverton's opinion, as he
rankly intimate's, Js - not- based on
strict: interpretation of; the law. J In
fact, he reiterates-'that the law is on
the side of. theisuperyisors, but4 sees
no speedy Way to . make the Rapid
Transit lay . the?; paving as the- super
visors insist! it:Ashould be laid.
In his statement, Milverton goes
into the difference of opinion .that
caused the fight. He tells of the ef
forts "made by the supervisors to force
th Rapid Transit company to . lay
bitulithic ' in conformity with the rest
of e 'street ' arid "then; of the, .other
proposition1 by which ,the company was
asked ionaVe with bitulithic between
ltel double tracks and whi6h it refused
to accept, , - -v' ' -
; :AfterecIting the history of the
controversy, the submission of an
agijeed statemt off flcts to the Su
preme Court; pputyilverton says:
' Notwlthitanding the clear statu
tory and chapter obligations resting
upon i the Honoluju Rapid. Transit; &
Land Colhpany, which "obligations
were assumed by it as a condition
Vrecedent td the granting of its char
ter and franchise, and notwithstand
ing the construction placed on the
provisions of the charter by the unan
imous opinion of the Supreme Court
of the Territory, the Honolulu Rapid
Transit & Land Company has utterly
failed and neglected to make the im
provement! in question. It takes the
position unqualifiedly that it will not
comply with its Charter in that re
spect, and attempts to .throw upon
Democrats Shake Hands All
Around, but Anti-Jarrett
Resolution Bobs Up
There was a "harmony meeting"
of the Democrats yesterday at noon
in the offices of Mayor Fern.
It was an attempt to patch up a
truce between L. L. McCandless, the
boss of the party, and Sheriff Jar
rett and Deputy Rose. According to
reports, McCandless shook hands all
around and Jarrett shook hands all
around, likewise Rose, and all agreed
to eliminate "Soap-Box" Barron and
their own political differences.
On top of this, McCandless ap
peared at a meeting of the Demo
cratic club of the tenth precinct.
Fourth district, with Barron.
The meeting passed, according to
the Star-Bulletin's information, a res
olution directed against Jarrett and
Rose. McCandless' and Barron's
presence gave rise to the rumor that
they are partly responsible for this
resolution, but this was denied today
by a Democrat who is no friend of
McCandless, but who says that Link
is really trying to pull in with Jar
rett now that election's coming on.
Anyway, both Jarrett's and Link's
friends are sore.
The Bourbon territorial central com
mittee will hold a meeting tonight at
the McCandless building quarters,
Pauahi street, to discuss a general
ratification meeting. The Democratic
leaders today declared that Barron,
the alleged disturbing element in the
party, will be emphatically suppress
ed, and one went so far as to say
that he will be ejected from the room.
Barron says he has a good right to
go, and that he will go. And the Jar-rett-McCandless
fight isn't patched up
yet among the followers of the sheriff
and the boss.. .
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DOESN'T DO IT
Target Practice at FortiRuger
WiBegin on Monday;
Next Monday morning old Diamond
Head wiir shake to the roarj of the
Fort . Ruger Mortars, and the windows
of .WaikikI will rattle in unison, -as
the bulldogs of modern - ordnance bark
lor the garget practice of 19J2. Mon
day, and Wednesday of next week are
the - days specified tfpr thel record
8tfooting, and for months the Coast
1 Artillerymen have been working to
ward t he perfection of mechanism
. and personnel necessary , to hurl the
j projectiles through Smiles of i air, to
Uhi deadlr r accuracy on Hh
deJk .of an imaginary battleship far
Port Ruger has been about ifthe ; bus
iest spot on Oahu for the past few
weeks, and as the day - for target
practice .approaches, , the men . who
will serve the . mortars, and'-the "offi
cers who will -direct the fire, have
been putting In some strennoui: work.
By Monday . everything will" be in
readiness and the two compai fes jun
der" Major Timberlake's vi tsdmhiand
will make a gallant try for ten 'hits
out of ten record shots- A perfect
Fcore, which includes firing eaeh shot
exactly on time, is not to be expected;; -
although; it has ' been done in other
target 'practices, but may bes dupll
cated here. If, however, the project?
lies fall, eight out pf ten times within
the v 50-yard radius of the small tar
get that counts' as a hit, the IRuger
ites will havegood cause to be proud
of 'themselves. . ?
Difficulties; Extreme. ; f
' In mortar firing, ; owing 'to the fact
that the target Is never vlslblefto. the
men who ar actualfcllaitar- siibje'
pieces, the greatest precision tof pro-.
jectile and powder-Is required, v The
shots fly. miles skyward and- describ.
ing a great: arc, are? expected tor. falll
on the decK or a rapidly moving; ves
sel, a small mark under the best of
v From the position finding station,
carved out of the; solid rock of-Diamond
Head's crown, officers, with the
most delicate' instruments for range
finding and observation, "track" the
course of .the target, estimate where
It will be after the minute that. It
will take the projectile to reach it,
and then by telephone notify the gun
ners hidden in the pits at the base of
the mountain far below them, what!
angle of degree of traverse" is neces
sary. In' an instant the mor'ir is
laid and OBred, and with a rCi' that
seems to rock the solid concrete walls
and, buildings of the battery itself,
the projectile goes shrieking upwards.
That hits are ever recorded at all is
WOMAN HUSHES CRYING BABY,
AND WINS SEAT IN STREETCAR
The street car was crowded. As it
started up Liliha street, every seat
was taken and the aisle was full. An
elderly gentleman with a baby in his
arms occupied one of the seats, and
beside him stood a young woman.
Presently the baby began to cry, and
the gentleman in his efforts to quiet
It only served to increase the volume
w. V. Life sues
TO RECOVER TAX
Suit for $2807.32, the amount of tax J
paid to the Territory on business done
in the Islands during the year 1911, i
has been filed In Circuit Court against
Henry Hapai, deputy insurance com
missioner, by the New York- Life In
It is a dispute arising between the
deputy commissioner and the insur
ance company over the question of
amount of return premium with which
the former shall be credited. Hapai,
after long and careful figuring, decided
that the sum which the New York
Life claims to have returned to its
policyholders in the Territory in 1911
was 143,483.85 more than the amount
actually received by the said policy
holders, and declined to deduct that
amount 'from the company's gross -receipts,
on which the 2 per cent, taxa
tion is based.
The 2 per cent, tax on the return
premium amounted to $869.67. This
is part of the company's total tax of
$2807.32, and as a result of tUe dif
ference of opinion the New York Life
paid up under protest
Now, because of what it asserts is
an error on the deputy insurance com
missioner's part, the plaintiff demands
the return of the entire tax paid into
the Territorial treasury. The com
plaint, filed this morning by Attorney
JW A JDE JiTlM BEi?LAKE.-frs-'
CrA; C"4n jthe Mortar Pits, i ; C
I ' ' i ' "n ' " I " ' ' ' ill f I
the marvel ; to the'.layman. ;It seems
.Impossible that the speed of the mow
ing ..target; the : exact quantity of the
powder charge, ihe weight of the pro
M -111 . A 1 9 . r x t m. aL JJt
jecuie, ine w ina -vanauon ana me ais-
tance can be so nicely calculated one.
minute or so before, the shot falls. But
the modern mortars do make hits,. and
If theemergency arose, It is ' probable
lhat thpse pf Battery Harlow,' would
give a very good account of them
selves in keeping a hostile fleet at a
During the last few -days the crew
of each of the eight mortars In the
pits have been hard at work doing
what is known as "balancing the me
chanism of the mortars." Every pro
jectile is carefully weighed, and vari
ations are corrected by bringing all up
to, the weight of the heaviest by add
ing sand behind the base. The
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Suddenly he turned to the woman;
who was" evidently a perfect stranger
to him. "Madam," he said, "if you can
hush this child, you are perfectly wel
come to my seat."
So the man stood up and the woman
sat down and took the baby, which
immediately ceased crying. And'Coa
ductor 31 says that the .baby winked
its right eye.
A. A. Wilder, counsel for the plaintiff,
asks that the merits of the case be
threshed out before a jury.
Hapai contends that the insurance
rppanies have been inclined to fig
e, in their annual .report to him, a
number of return premiums that do
not rightly belong in the account'as a
part of the year's business. He says
that some of them are on the business
of former years and do not belong
with the return premiums of 1911.
t 4 - $ S $ "fc 4 e $
ENLISTED MEN MUST WAIT 3
A LITTLE LONGER FOR 3
THEIR PAY. S
The. enlisted men of the army
- may have to whistle for their $
July pay for a week or so longer,"
after all. There is money on
S hand to pay them, but to hand
out the July pay, with the June
still owing, would cause endless
complications, and snarl official g
red tape in a dangerous man- Q
$ ner. "S
Captain Cooke, army paymaster S
' here, has receiveo. a cable from
the paymaster of the Western
Division stating that the urgent S
deficiency bill for June will
r probably be passed by Congress $
i by August 15, and advising him
to suspend all payments nntil the 4
final sum is available.
The officers have already re-
$ ceived their pay In full to July 4
? 31, but Captain Cooke will await 3
S further instructions before jpay-'
8 ing the men. . ,:':tJ,r-:::tQ
$ g g S 4t
Bull. Moose LaHeKs Platform
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CHICAGO.' IIII' Aug 7. -Speed and
of the Progressives' convention today In, nominating Roosevelt and Johnson
for the BuU Moose leaders. ; Roosevelt was nominated at 6:33Velock thli
afternoon and Johnson shortly afterward. The platform was adopted with
vl'vVv' '" y- - ". ' " ;"-; -ry-jyf ::'t: ;;
;.'':-."' , .:. IAsclatel Press Cable . . ' '. ''. ' ;-;.''
"CHICAGO, IIU Aug. 7. William A. Prendergast cdmptrolier of tntdty
of New York, nominated Colonel Theodore Roosevelt today amid scents of
flreat enthusiasm In the Coliseum. : . -; .
Colonel Roosevelt's nomination was seconded by Henry J. Allen of Karv
sas, General Horace C. King of New York Governor Johnson of California,"
P, V; Collins of Minnesota, J. M. Parker, and Judge D.' Dl Llndiey of Dsn
ver, Louis F. C. Garvin, Jane Addams, the noted woman, reformer and hzil '
of; Hull House,. Chicago; General John H. McDonnell, Tennessee; Alexandsr -H."
Milton of Georgia, Colonel T. P. Lloyd, Georgia. ' - .
y lt: has been announced that Governor Johnson" will be nominated for
tha Vh:e presidency by John M. Parker of New Orleans. 1
The platform was read today and was received : with' loud apptauss.' It v
advocates nation-wide preferential prlmarlesrthe short ballot, ths Initiative,
refrertSunr and recall, an easier method of amending h rAntm-ittnn t
United States, woman's suffraae. Dubllcltv of camnalan contHhutlam mr.A
limitation ot such contributions. ; It
the pec ile'a trust by the Bepublkan
and- thlncapacltyof theDemocratlc official representatlves.w Dy namlnj
a Progressive, It Is contended,. national menace will be eliminated.
w.i Ml I
' SEAGIRT,, N JV Aug. 7 Ollle James, Congressman from Kentucky, to-
day, officially 'notified Governor, Wllsori of. his nomination. The ctremsny
was llmple. WIIson,; in Ws reply, said that he was not speaking- to citch
votes, but to satisfy thoroughly: the conscience of the people at a '.crisis In
the poliUcal develooment of the' natio n. i -r- ' . - ; : " ' ' ' :
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WjASHl N GTO M D, Aug. 7- The Navy Department has ordered naval '
demonstrations for the Atlantic fleet at New iYorkr the Pacific at San Fran-
clicor and the Asiatic at Manlta' v .? - - . ; ;!: ..4' ' V v :
V ; t Special Cable
WASHINGTON, D. C Aug. 7 A general Increase In transcontinental
railroad freight rates will become effective on, September 2,' under the new
tariffs' filed by the railroads with the 'Interstate Commerce" . Commission.
The commission has not yet ratified the rates, . " v
arrk? .- iSDeciaL cable
' y EL PASO, Tex Aug. 7 Tere I s : a report here .that Rafaels Hernan
dez, a representative of President, Ma dero, has, conferred, with General Or-
ozco,-ino rcoei leaaer, on m proposition
L0CA1 Y. M. C. A. VILL AID
In order to assist the "million
members movement" of the Y. M. C.
in the United States, the "member
ship committee of the local organi
zation is Considering ways and means
to boost the present membership to
the 1500' mark. There are now 1073
members connected with the Central
department and 127 in the Japanese
According to the report of the com
mittee, this is an increase of 7?u
members since ' the first of October.
The plan for increasing the member
ship was first presented to the com
mittee for approval a year ago but
several new features are to be added
to last year's plans ' which it fs ex-
MASS MEETING TO GST
REPORT OlNf POLITICS
A mass meeting of businessmen called Tor "next Friday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the Young Hotel roof garden, will hear the '
report of the business men's committee .Which has been jcahva3sing '
the political situation and which .will bring forward the names of a'
number of candidates ;; ti: ::.' .a;:" ; ; y , ;., ; ,
The special committee! of five 'which : has' been at work for
some i weeks, held a meeting this morning. . It has not yet received
an answer to the series of" questions it propounded to Dc!cate K .;
hio In an: endeavoj to find out exactly ; his position.- The ccraniit
tee has not yet made an endorsement for the head cf the ticket
for the- delegateshlp." The committee, will held another meet!
morrow f morning and prepare its report for submission to th
; ness men 'Friday afternoon. ' An intimation come3 that thrr? -
no. answer from Kuhld. by tomorrow, and just what the c:ti .
committee -will be in that cse I3 problematical.
iAndl Varied: Isi :
located Jcihns on to be
to StaHJulletlnl . . .
'unanimity characterized th wark-
speaks of the "deliberate betrayal cf
d arty" as fatal to that cartv'a tuccrrs.
to . Star-Bulletin! ;;
to Btar-Buuetui 1 .. - A .ur ; i 5 Vi ..
ior peace. ; .,
peted will bring 4be membership up
to the required 1500.V . ' . ; .
The association has twov years In
which' to -raise the membership to
1500, the same length of time In which
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MAUI OR -BUST ? V
On account of ' the strike how in
force with , the Inter-Island - bouts, It .
has been -. arranged that 7 the . tnzli
players who have figured on going to
Maul for the ' lnter-tsland contest will
sail on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock:
"in the" chartered. Heeia.Haru' In case
the Kilauea, is, out: of commission. -
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