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llonolulan, pec. 11.
Zealand la, Jan. 1.
Marama, Dec. 31.
Evening Bulletin. Est. 1882. No. 2415.
Hawaiian Star. ol. XX. No. 64.17.
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BV ALLEGED SLftfJDER
Ehlisted Men Declare School
PrincipalVWords at Bijou
Massmeeting Are Insult
In defense of their reputation and
the! honor of the uniform they wear,
thoj soldiers of an entire 'army post
have risen, almost to a man, and are
demanding public, retraction by Prin
cipal Perley Home of Kamehameba
Schools, of certain statements attack
ing the character of the enlisted men
alleged to have . been made by him.
Fort Shatter is up in arms, and with
the officers behind them, the men in
tend to prets their case to the limit
possibly taking It into the courts In
the form of slander proceedings.'
- Enlisted' men back of the protesi
crsert that they will flghts to a fin
isb iq the courts and eisewaere un
til they get Professor Home removeC
from his present position at the head
of the Kamehameha Schools. ; anf
some of them talk or even more sum
mary action..' ' : r ' ' ';: '
' Exception, is' taken io a scathing
denunciation of the soldiery of Oahu
made " by Professor ; Home during $
speech before the mass meeting o
citizens held at, the Bijou theater the
night of Sunday, December T. tb(
meeting being called to discuss con
dltlons affecting flrls and women In
Hawaii. Professor Home Is Quoted
as eaying "that girls dreaded to learc
school and go eut Into the world now
unless they are; well provided for, be
cause they were aware of the soldlerc
and adventurers from : the mainland
who considered Hawaiian,' and 4 part
Hawaiian girls their legitimate prey.
Soldltra Protest " . - ; ,
-The . men Jrom .Shafter,'-tbe. arm)
post nearest to town, have; rushed tc
the deferiafirioi itheir .; uniform, and
lhave organized f to secure either de
traction or substantiation from ' thj-4
fcchool t-rinciisal. , It 1s said v that
conBlclcrable fund haa already beet
raieed to defray legal expenses, antf
that soldiers from the other posts on
the Island are in fu:i sympathy ;wltr
the movement and are ready ;to dig
down for contributions. ; " '
Officers Take Stand l ;
Captain Jamieson, commanding For
Sbafter, stated this morning through
his adjutant, Lieutenant Preston, that
he had taken no action in the matter
yet. but might do so. The genera!
attitude ,of the officers: la to stand
back of the men In any action which
the latter may take, and several com
missioned officers have ' expressec
their Indignation at the tendency oj
some alleged reformers to make loose
and slanderous statements regarding
, Sergeant M. Dishler, of L company
Second Infantry, has been acting foi
the men of Fort Shafter, and thiH
morning he applied to Lieutenant Col
onel Campbell, adjutant general, foi
permission to call k massmeeting o,
soldiers to be .held at some local the
ater next Sunday, to pass resolution
and launch a' campaign that will pro
tect the soldiers from slanderous at
tacksl This permission can come onlj
from the department commander, anc
Colonel Campbell promised -. to take
the matter up with Colonel McGun
negle. and give Sergeant Dishler ai
answer tomorrow morning. The f ad
jutant general Is in sympathy witl
any dignified movement by the sol
diers that will put their attitude fair
ly and squarely before the people o
Attorney Xorrln Andrews has beet
retained, according to Sergeant Dish
ler, to attend to the legal end of the
The Service, a" local weekly devotet
to army and navy matters, has al
ready taken Professor Horne to tasl
editorially. for his alleged statements
and considerable publicity is likely tt
be given to the controversy.
The Soldier Side.
Explaining the position of the sol
diers. Sergeant Dishler said:
"We all know that the enlisted men
have a hard enough time on these is
lands, always going round in uniform
bt-cause civilian clothes are prohibit
ed, without being Insulted.but when
thete men make false and misleading
statements to the public, then it if
time for the army to wake up, every
soldier should take - an interest in
clearing his name.
"I have ten. stationed at' 'fort j
Shafter since September, 1911, and to
my knowledge no case of rape or any I
other case of mistreating young girls.
either Hawaiian or other nationality, j
has been reported to the commanding i
(Continued from page, two.)
DRiyE GATES, LAWN FURNITURE
H..E. HENpRICK, LTD.
If a bill which Senator Albert Judd
tnd Attorney Hemmenway are work
ing on at present, passes the coming
session of the legislature property
Owners who benefit by the opening of
streets must pay the cost of such Im
provement. .- r
Mr. Judd, speaking of the proposed
measure '' this morning declared that
he has been "working upon It for some
Jme and that the bill Is now In a
rtate approaching completion. While
many things remain to be settled be
Jore the measure assumes its final
"orm for presentation to the legisla
ure. It is understood that it will pro
vide for conferring more , power on
".he board of supervisors. , Its father
nd sponsor declares that he believes
firmly in the principle of giving the
ooard more authority in such matters
ind holding It to a strict accounta
bility. The . main object of thebill
will be to "provide a more expediti
ous method for opening needed
itreets In municipalities." To i this
2nd Senator Judd has devoted much
'.bought, and believes that his ; bill
ill open Jhe way. v.-,! ;.v ;.. ; 5
A fatal accident in Hongkong ! har
bor, a suicide at sea and a desperate
sbootfng affray on , board the Korea
during her recent trip to the Orient,
in addition to the accidental scalding
lo death of little John Miller . by bis
father, E. C. Miller, ts the story lef
at this port by one Of the Korea's offi
cers yesterday. - I'
The verity of the story in Its entire
ty cannot be vouched for, however.
It was told by the officer to a friend.
in emphasizing 'the baleful influence
of the star under , which the vessel
made her last voyage to China. Deaths
tboard . the ship are required by law
to be reported to the ship's doctor,
and he had ho record of the auiclde,
shooting or accident at Hongkong. - -
The story, as It comes indirectly
and confidentially from the officer, is
that the Chinese workman was killed
by a piece of the propeller, wblch fell
on him while the vessel was in the
repair dock at Hongkong. . At sea,
some time out of that city a man H
reported to have jumped overboard.
His bodjr was not recovered. At an
other time, whether before or arter
the boat touched at Hongkong Is not
related, a desperate battle occurred,
in which one of the participants was
6hot "down. . The wound evidently did
not prove fatal, for the ships doctor
nas not informed of the affair.
DECLINES IN FOUR
V STOCKS RECORDED
Pioneer has been active in small
parcels since yesterday's board, al
though at a further decline of a quar
ter point to 25.50, sales aggregating 40
and 100 shares. McBryde holds at 5
for 30 shares. Onomea sold down a
half oint to 30.50 for 5 shares.
Of non-sugars, Pahang Rubber is un
changed at 19 for 200 and 50 shares,
and Pineapple has declined a quarter
point to 44.50 for 10 shares.
An error was made in the stock
sheet yesterday in giving the dividend
cf Wailuku as $1 Instead of .Z0. it
therefore amounted to $45,000 instead
The social meeting of Oahu Cugar
Co. to consider the water proposition
is further postponed to - Friday, De
cember 20. -
Sekitaro Hirose was granted a di
vorce today from Sue Nakamoto Hi
rose, whom ''she accused or a statu
Private William F. Hagemann, the
soldier accused of murdering Private
Henry Gerken at Schofield Barracks
last Sunday evening, will he given a
hearing before IT. 3. Commissioner C.
S. Davis next Saturday morning &
Hearing Postponed - Until To
morrow by Agreement of
JUDGE DOLE SUSTAINS .
Rules Out of Evidence Deed:
: of Cooke Property Sale -
When the jury In . tho present Ma-
buka site bearing is called Into court
tomorrow it maybe- dismissed and
the suit declared settled. . - At . least
this is the rumor - downtown today
following the temporary dismissal of
the jury this morning, to meet again
at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
U. 8. . District Attorney Breckons
could not be located by the Star-Bulletin
today in an effort to ootaln a
confirmation of the report . that the
government has come forward -with
a proposition to reach an agreement
with the Austin estate by arbitration
whereby the valuation of the estate's
Interest In the E. O. Hall & Co.. site
will be settled. . ' :'.
' Immediately on the calling of court
this morning. Judge Dole announced
his' decision, sustaining the govern
ment's objection to the admission .as
evidence of the deed of sa:e on . the
Cooke property. Breckons men - asked-
for a two minute recess, for a
conference with Attorney C. H.' Ol
son, counsel for the Austin estate. Re;
turning from that conference, tne dis
trict' attorney asked for a turtner re
eels - and" requested ' a conretence in
chambers with the judge. 4 -'
Arter; 4 talk ;1n private - with : tne
3oiirt and Attorney Olson, Breckona,
in open 1 court, announced 'that 'for
reasons" ItbtJwtt- and approved " by" the
court; and which' it was understood !
would in no way delay the progress of
the hearing, he desired a postponement
if the hearing until ' tomorrow "morn
ing. 'U v-s ' - :i' '' '
: If the reported negotiations for. a
settlement on an agreed valuation of
the Austin estate's Interest are suc
cessful only one - more hearing will
remain to be disposed of, before the
appropriation- bill for, thej purchase
of the Manuka site Is drawn and sent
to congress. ; ''V- l -:
The remaining interest Is that of
EL . O. Hall & : Son, lessees t the
corner property, and involves a nice
legal question as to the amount of
damages that shall be allowed the
company for, its enforced removal
frorj the present location' to some
new site. ; The company, In Its answer
to the government at the time the
original condemnation suit w as filed,
set forth this estimated damage at
125.000. ; .y k ; " : -
It la f not likely that case will be
taken up before January 6, even If the
present .hearing is settled Immediate:
ly,; as the remaining jurors of the
venire V have been excused until that
daje. If the situation warrants they
might be- recalled, however, to permit
the . early selection of a. jury for - the
remaining case. ' .
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Joint Committee of Nine Will
Consir the Question of
A chance remark by a member of
the Merchants' Association this morn
ing indicated that an impression ex
isted that . the association was being
ignored in the preliminary negotia
tions for amalgamation of all the com
mercial bodies of Honolulu. . A. J.
Gignoux, president of the association,
being asked abnt It promptly cleared
up the matter v ith the statement that
the association had been requested to
appoint a committee of three to meet
with the general committee. For
further information he referred the
reporter to George W. Smith, a mem
ber of the general committee,
"No progress. was made at the re
cent meeting or the committee." Mr.
Smith replied to a Question, "except
that the chairman of the committee. '
Mr. Tenney Peck, was requested to J
ask the Merchants' Association and . founder of the club, as weil as Its
the Chamber of Commerce each to ap- first head. The picture, a tnree
point a committee of three to meet J quarter length of the Jurist, seated
with a committee ut three from the 1 in a chair, was painted by James A.
Igeneral committee appointed at the,
conference at the University Club on
May 29 last."
Chas. P. Taft, brother of the Presi
dent, donated $150,000. to the losing
campaign. It cost the Republicans
close to $1,000,000 to lose the campaign.
Judge Wise of Hifo Says Agri
cultural Board Usurps Power
Leg'slature Never Weant
to Give Body Power to Make
Regulations of Penal Nature
(Sf ccial Wireless to the Star-Bulletin)
. HIIX, December 11,la. the case of
the Board of Agriculture against Cor
rea, who was arrested for violation of
the fruit ; 0y quanntihe Tjy,rbringln,';
frtit lnto Hilo from another district.
Judge. Wise .today' rendered a decision
in avor of .Vrrea. . ; ; . '
' Jn his judgment discharging the de
fendant, the', district, magbjtrate . rayv
that the legislature never, meant to
give power to any board to tlale' reg
uUitlons of a . penal nature. , He con
strues the act in the most liberal way J
holding that Jt applies unly to Impor
tation of fruit Into the Territory and
cfLnot In any way afTect r local condi
tit ns. t v ' : . :. ; - ffU'
The decision means that the Inter-;
island inspection 'of frult which the
board of agriculture and-forestry, has
been carrying on for many. months,- Is
illegal.): ; k'. ; :;"Vr: -"'l-'" M
" An appeal will be taken, by - the
board of agriculture oi pointa 'of. law.
-Correa refused to surrender certam
fruits that. he-had - bought to. town,
wuen demanded so to do; by the' local
fruit quarantine Inspector; .and si war- j
rant .n-ns lalirt'' fnr : hi J. frefc"'? H I
was allowed to go on hls own .recog
nlzance; pending the'iilal. '. r.; ;
Reports - from CrSter ""Show
There Will Be Big Display
.. v During Holidays '
Predictions made some time ago at
the Kilauea observatbrj that, the fiery
crater would have a climax- of activ
ity ahftut Christmas are borne out by
later observations on the part of the
scientists at the volcano. '."
Prof. H. O. Wood, assistant to T.
A,. Jaggar, Jr., now predias with
some confidence that the crater will
show very brilliant display for four
days, December 23, 24, 25 and 26. The
actions of the . big volcano during the
last few. days have given the scien
tists caue to expect that their proph'
eslea are going to ; materialize.
" This week there is much activity
in the1 crater. Tourists and Island
visitors who returned on; the Mauna
Kea yesterday had a, splendid view,
of the molten mass boiling and seeth
ing in the pit last Saturday and Sun
day nights. The molten lava is rising
slowly,; with occasional short periods
of dropping, and thb fires are sco
vivid that they are visible often in
the daytime. At evening, the breezes
need only to blow a little of the
smoke and sulphur fumes away be
fore the brilliant spectacle is seen
from all sides of the great cauldron.
- From present indications, the
Christmas travel to the volcano is go
ing to be very heavy. With the re
ports of ' almost daily increasing
activity on the part of Pele's fires and
with the now fairly confident pre
dictions on the part of the observers
that for the next fifteen days the
volcano is going to be as active as it
his been in years, there will be scores
of people ready to take the trip dur
ing the holidays.
The University Club Monday after
noon "honored itself by honoring its
first president," and unveilea a W-
trait of the late Judge Hartwell.
Wilder. About fifty prominent mem-
bers of the club were present, and the
club president. Walter Dillingham,
made an address of acceptance, after
which he withdrew the curxain . that
veiled the picture. Governor Frea1
followed with a speech, dealing en
tirely with the Hartwell he had
known, as lawyer and clut member,
,' - A
MUST PAY PENALtY
CHARLES HYDE; U
Former Citv Chamberlain of vew
Yerk, wbe has " been sentenced to
; Imprisonment on bribery charge.
Secretary Mott-Smlth has refused to.
serve ai Acting Governor during Gov
ernor Frear's junketing trip to Laysan
Island, and the Governor smiles and
refuses to remove him for InsTibordln
ation The situation is peculiar. '
? "When he leaver I'm going to lock
the" door ' 6f his . office, hide the ktji.
stuff the keyhole with wax and let the
dest settle on, his f uniture," war Itletr
Smith's . startling announcement th(a
"And If anyone, comes asking' mi' to
do things as . acting, governor I'm gt
Inp to compel, them to' produce prool
that the goveror ls "outside the city
end county o. Honolulu." a y ;.:
Aflked ' for further details, he , ex
plained: . ;V -;,y "i ..' ;. . " : .', . y ;
"The statute shows that Laysan be
longs to the cltyand county of Hono
lulu ; No matter ' how many hundred
miles away it may be, Jt Is. " Just 1 as
much a part of Honolulu as Is Katmu
ki, according; to. law. Now the stat
ute runner says mat me ; secreury
shall serve as acting governor wBen
the chief executive Is smitten. '' by
death, illness or - other disability, 1 or
has removed - from the territory.
Therefore, I- can't be acing governor
until he gets outside tne territory. .
"Of course, w-cen he goes ouUtde
the three-mile limit I become the act-
Ide governor, bu . how am I to know
when he Is. beyond that . boundary t
Hpw will he himself know? It haant
been sustomary for me to assume b4a
duties wheii he takes a Jaunt over to
Hiio or any other of the Islands. Why
should I do so now? " '' ' v
"And of . course, if he goes io Mld-H
way,, and word is sent back from the
cable station there of his arrival, then
I must take up the reins of govern
ment, because 'Midway,' I : understand.
is outside tne territory; aunougn u
belongs to ;the United btates. But I
scspect he won't cable, and I probably
will not be Informed formally of his
withdrawal from ' the territory.
"Mott-Smlth" has never yet failed to
di. the 'right thing at the right time
and I guess he won't now," Is the Gov
ernor's brief comment. t
PINEAPPLE COMPANY .
i WONT MIX THINGS
"This is the first I have heard about
it." said James D. Dole,, president and
manager of the Hawaiian Pineapple
Company, in answer to a question re
garding a rumor that the company was
contemplating the canning of pre
serves and jellies from various fruits
Mr. Dole shook his head and sniiteu
on hearing the - rumor stated, then
gave the plain denial as quoted. The
rumor has been used in fact as di
ccuragement of a small jam and ; e'lv
enterprise owned by a local company
MAUI IS PROSPEROUS.
"Everything is In fine shape over
on Maui," said Captain E. H. Parker,
pilot and harbormaster of Kahului, to j
a Star-Bulletin man this afternoon.
"Business is good all around and the
people are looking forward to brisk
times when the new harbor is com
pleted. WorkJn the breakwater contract
awarded to the Kahului Railroad Com
pany is not. due to begin until March,
but we are, going to have a fine little
This is Captain Parker's first visit
to Honolulu, his old home port, in
Plenipotentiary On His Wy From Bel
grade To London To Attend ; Pec2
Conference Notifies Powers That H:3
Government Intends To, Stand Finn
On That BasisMeetjri&:j
sadbrs To Be Informal And I:Ion-Gc::i-Imittal
Declares English Figii S2ci;'
- Special to the
PARIS, France, Dec H. AusWa-Hunrry will hnvo h
give way or fight. Such is the determination of tho S:r.;:n i
government, declares the p!:n'potentiary, on his way to t;.:
peace conference in London.1 The 'government at; C:!t;-d
lias all along insisted that it is entitled to a port on th: Adri
atic nd this contention will be its clref enowhen th: t:r,T,3
of possible peace with Turkey are discussed. Auetria hzi
proteMed against this, and the difference is what hzz ctrr'n
ed the gelations of the two countries ; It is believed hero that
if Scrvia insists, England, Ffance and Russia will . ua-e!:t-edly
back her up, should Austria, Italy and Germany attempt
to force her out of that part of the spoils Cfwar. . i
; tON90M, C:, lt Sr C-ard Grey, foreign aecrttary, today tftflrsi
the exact meaning of the coming pease , conference between the et:;:i
dora,V Hi aaidithat.theicatherjng would bt; strictly Inform i zr4,. rSi
commit none of t the eoui)trttt -iconearnedVifi an way. ,,
LONDON, Dac 11-FoJlowlng a
lyatem of the city, suffragettes today
don with post pardai each card bearing the inacription, "extinguish ut If
you. can?: . r-. '-'i. : , ' : ,' v '
; ". '; .V '; . f AsocJate4
::: ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Dec 11.
men here have been found guilty of
betting, and will be punsnea as soon
upon the nature of the penalty to be.
have been committed ,by tne middies
football game, ' More than two thousand dollars was bet by a pool, formed
by the atudenta here, j '. ";-":'- "'
' ;! " TAFT M AY TEA CH LAV AT YALE S : ; r .
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. President Taft la reported to ba seriously"
considering an -offer from the faculty
to take the Kent professorship of law
the line which the President nas time
to. The salary, five thousand dollars
MrTaft Is fairly well to do in hie
brother Charlea. Taft of Cincinnati, la anxious 70 have Mr. Taft return to
the President's native city and resume the practice of law. Notning def
inite haa been decided upon aa yet, .
'H :r. y -: CHARLES HYDE IMPRISONED - V; . ': -
NEW YORK, Dec. 11 Charles Hyde, former city . chamberfaln, and
one time law partner of j Mayor Gay
years in the State prison. He has been charged and found guilty of bribery-
v-J : '-.Vv .: '.'-'i : ; '
, Hyde, : former elty "chamberlain o
lation of the Federal banking laws, it being alleged that as city chamber
lain he .had deposited , municipal funds in various banks for the benefit of .
his friends, and that the city treasury had been used for some Thigh fl-
nance scnemes. .Tne raiiure or tne
ed the prosecution: of Hyde, who had put funds In the institution. The'
chamberlain was a former law partner of Mayor Gaynor, and the defense
alleged the prosecution was part of a political-plot v - - ' :
CENTURiONS VICTIM ASPREY I ' '
WEYMOUTH, Eng., Dec 11 The British battleship Centura'n arriv
ed here this morning, assisted by several naval tugs Her dows are se
verely damaged and she will oe in d dry dock for some time to come aa a
result of her collision night oefore last Information from Lloyd's today ,
indicates that the ship sunx oy the Centuran was the salvage steamer
Osprey, carrying a crew" of eight men, all of whom are reported lost.
AVIATOR BREAKS RECORDS ' ;
TUNIS, Tunis, Dec 11 The aviator Garros today broke ail world's
records for high flying. He ascended In his aeroplane to a' height of 19,032
feet, or nearly four pl.'ea a Dove the surface of the earth. : The previous al
titude record waa made by a Frenchman, La Gagneaux, who reacned 17
881 feet. -.,-j . .: . .
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VIRGINIA BANDIT SENTENCED
WYTHEVILLE, Virgfna, Dec 11. Sidna Allen was today aentenced
to serve five years in the State prison, having been found guilty of a
charge of "involuntary mansfaughter1 in connection with the "shooting
up" of the court here last May
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- HIS ATTORNEYS QU1X JOHNSON :
CHICAGO, Dec 11-The two negro attorneys who have been looking
out for Jack Johnson's legal difficulties -here, today resigned their jobs.
They refuse to have anything more to do with the negro since he Ignored
their advice and carried Lucille Cameron.
fluijL,'lyill ' i LjL
Star-BulIeUnl'J!!j: ; , v
i Burning Brigh t!yS? )
concerted attack upon the ffrt alarm
deluged tha fire stations of Lon
Vem Cable ' -' ' ;-' '-,
More than" four hundred midship
having disobeyed the order 3'nt
i the Navy Department decides
inflicted. The offense la said to '
in connection with the army ana navy
of his alma mater, Yale university,
at New Haven. This offer la a;ong
and again expressed himself partial
a year, Is not a consldefation,' aa
own right. ' It la reported that' hia
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nor, has been sentenced, to serve three
New York, was charged with a vio
uarnegie , Trust company precipiut-