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Kvening Rulletin, sf. lSS2..No. .'.426.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6467.,
JO I JKS HONOLULU, TERRITORY OV HAWAIL 'ITKSDAY, DVA :.. 20 PACKS
PRICE FIVE CENTO
11 IV II . II I'Ill ll -f
I Merry i Christmas, A
City Will Celebrate with Help
fulness for Others Greater
Than Ever Before
CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND
OTHER INSTITUTIONS BUSY
Benevolent and Charitable
Bodies Ready to Take Cheer
Into Homes of Poverty
With clear weather prevail-
Ing today, Christmas day prom-
ises to be a bright, warm,
4" rainless and a model holiday.
v The clouds f yesterday, were .
gone today, and the streets were
gay with holiday shoppers. At e
noon retail merchants reported
a- big! morning, and t with the
& shops all open this evening, the
day promises to break even the
r records of Christmas Eve a year
ago, which-fell upon
Saturday. 4 J
VJ- .4. !--p Q ? -i-
Honolulu will celebrate Christmas
Ibis year as, never beforcT" Outside
cf the unknown philanthropists and
client donors to funds whose gifts
amount to scores of thousands of dol-
t lars, churches, charitable institutions,
benevolent bodies, schools, homes,
hospitals, societies of all kinds are
ready to carry, Qtit-Jhe spirit of Christ
mas giving. ..'.
Most ' of'". loe Ihsilt ulldns , ha ve ar
ranged little In the way 'of set pro
grams, but , all; are giving generous"
dinners; or clothes to the poor, or pay
ing house rent Tor-needy families, or
taring for children alone in the world
or neglected.' v
'Practically, every church and char
itable Institution' or society in the
city has planned special activities for
Christmas. The long list below shows
' how widely, llondlulu is commemorat
ing Christmas In its broadest spirit?
Oue hundred and ' seventy-five big
lJaskets. loaded down w4th good
- things to eat. will be distribute .1
among the needy families of the city
tn Christmas Day by the Salvation
Army. Each basket will .cQntaiu
enough to suoply one big dinner for
five peopie. On Christmas Day at
twe!ve o'clock the officers of the
Army will partake of a dinner at the
hall on Nuuanu, and following this,
another will be served for al needy
men who have neither a place to gc
for . Christmas dinner, nor the funds
wherewith - to purchase - one. On
. Thursday evening at the Opera House
a mammoth,,' Christmas celebration
will be held at which the inain fea
tore will be a Christmas tree, loaded
vuth presents, for all the poor people
of tfie ciy. The Hawaiian land will
be in attendanc and a short program
will be rendered. N
Salvation Army home.
' The youngsters at the Salvation
Army Home in Manoa will be given a
real treat this evening in the form
ol a Christmas tree, with all the fix
in s such as candy, nuts, and presents,
r.nd tomoirow noon they will sit down
to a big turkey, dinner.
V. M. C. A. 1
-, Christmas Day will be observed by
no social celebration tomorrow, Dut
the building will . be open, and the
members may bring their friends and
Indulge in a social afternoon with the
billiard tables and the bowling alleys.
. The cafeteria will be closed all day.
Y. W. C. A.
The members of the Young Wo
man's Christian Association Home
itoad on King 6treet will hold a party
Christmas morning, at which time
Santa Clans will appear and make a
i'lstiibution of various presents which
liaveValready aeeumulated. Ther
will also be a Christmas tree, and a
turkey dinner will be served at noon
There, will be speeial services at
, the penitentiary tomorrow commenc
ing at 3:00 p. m. Uev. 1). C. Peter:
will make the principal address anu !
will be followed by other speakers,
including Miss Kieff of New Jersey.
(Continued on Page ,8)
NO IAPER TOMORROW.
There will be no issue of the Star
Bulletin tomorrow, Chrislmas Day.
Good Christmas Gift.
II. E. IlKMHlIfK, LTD.
Mrrckanl nod AlaKea. Thone 2CIS
Southern Delegation in Strat
egic Position to Prevent
- Heavy Revision
FREE SUGAiTbiLL HAS
NO CHANCEJN CONGRESS
Colorado Delegation Will Help
Others and Cut May Be Held
to 17 or 20 Per Cent
Special Star-Bulletin Com-spornhnrv
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 13. An
other free sugar bill is expected to
pass the House of the next Congress
at the earnest opportunity. That is
the view held by Democratic leaders
who have been considering hq,w they
shall undertake to handle the subject.
The Louisiana senators take about the
views expressed below.
, Chairman Underwood of the ways
and means committee feels embar
assed by the record made by his com
mittee and tlje House at the last ses
sion of' Congress. Personally' he nev
er, favored free sugar but he was out
voted and had to stand for such a
measure, even to the extent of report
ing it because he was willing to stand
on the 1 assumption that a majority of
J . ... . .
his committee couia not possmiy
enunciate anything unDemocratic.
Underwood's embarassment arises
from the fact that he knows it is not
possible for Congress to raise revenue
enough for the Wilson administration
to conduct the affairs .of the govern
ment unless sugar be made to bear a
fairly heavy duty.'
It is Impossible for him to come out
into the open in favor of a revenue
tax on sugar without running the risk
of having William Jennings Bryan an
nounce, as he did with regard to the
iron and steel schedule, that the Ala
bama member is under the influence
of Interests not concerned with the
welfare of the Democratic party.
That is the chief reason for saying
that the House is expected to repeat
its un-Democratic performance at the
earliest opportunity. The chances are
that sugar will be dealt with in a sep
arate bill so as to make it possible
for the House and senate to negotiate
(Continued on Pago 7)
LAST CARS TONIGHT
i ONE HOUR LATER
Rapid Transit cars outbound
from town will leave Fort street .
v an hour later than regular sched-
Ule tonight. Thus;
King Street Line ?
For Waikiki, leave Fort street, 4
For-Kalihi, lelve Fort street; 4,
Punahou Line 4
For Punahou. leave Fort street.
12:37. (Iron Works. 12:32).
''Nuuanu Valley Line
x For the Valley, leave King
street, 12:40. ' 4
4 Alakea Street Line
For Emma street, leave Fort 4
For Liliha street, leave Fort
Hotel Street Line
' For Kaimuki, leave Fort street,
y ?- f S $-$- $ ? '4s
Statements from men following the
Mahuka site case that the Austin es-
; tate might be willing to compromise
on the basis of SlOo.OOO for its inLer
est in the E. O. Hall & Son property
are taken strong exception to by the
J Austin estate, according iv a dec la ra
i tion made today by R. U. Reidford.
! Mr. Reidford says that there is no
possibility that the estate will com
promise with the I. S. government
for anything like thi3 figure, and that
instead of that, the estate will con
tinue in the condemnation proceed
ings unless a much more satisfactory
figure is irrived at in compromise.
"We must emphatically disavow
any willingness to settle for that
sum." said Mr. Reidford this morn
ing, "because we believe the prop
erty to be worth a great deal more.
Offers ofa compromise have been
made, but in fairness to the other
side we annot divulge what these
offers were, and would rather have
the case eithr
settled on this ram
to the jury on the
t promise or go
Happy Mew Year To
Sixty men in' the various divisions
will keep order in the crowd of people
downtown streets tonight.
Pedestrians, keep to the right" is a rule that will he strictly
en forced throughout the evenipc. This regulation is made impera
tive owing to i he throng expected to congregate along the square
bounded by Fott, Hotel, Bethel and King streets.
The special police arta will include P.i?hop and Nuuantistreets
between Leretania Avenue and Merchant Street.
Holiday makers are warned that the use of confetti, gathered
from the street or sidewalk, and firecrackers or other explosives
Is strictly forbidden. Those caught using sneezing powders, flour
or iepper will be promptly arrested and sent to jail for the night
there to await disposhion of their cases at the next regular ses
sion of police court.
The death knell tohoodlnmism has been sounded. Officers
have been instructed to waste no time in arrestiii!- those who vio
late the existing regulations for the holiday occasion.
Sheriff Jarrett, Deputy Sheriff Rose, and Assistant Chief of
Detectives Kellett will look to the disposition of the police forces
throughout the city.
"The oulside d-lst tic's will be looked after bya corps of mounted
men. The foot police officers will in a!) cases be stationed in the
business ,disti ict. .
In addition to the regular stiff of uniformed and plain clothes
m(ii, two bicycle officeis and two motor t c!e eltic-rs will be oa
duty at the central station, j reaf"y tor instant call to any part of
the city. . " t
The sheriff asks that all these possessing special commissions
kinjfy lend their services in maintaining good order at the 1912
Christmas Eve celehiitlon.
"Oh, listen to the band on Bishop
street" If there is aijy thing in pre
dictions that phrase will be heard
eood ' and Dlentv this evenfns anions
the folk who have put off shopptafg
to the last minute and are rushing to
make up for lost time.
Your paper can say that we are
doing all; we can to get the people
over here this evening, as we did last
night," said Mr. Dougherty of Wall
& Dougherty this morning. "The
lights, supplied by the Young building
will . blaze 'again tonight and prob
ably tomorrow, 3ust as they. did last
rilgtltrwfld thei merchants of Bishop
street hav put their shoulders to the
wheel and , are working hard to get
the crowd here. You can say for us
that the 'more that come the better
pleased we shall be."
Other merchants along the street
said pretty much the same thing.
Plans for the band and for the lights
and other atractions have been com
pleted and there is the comfortable
sense along the thoroughfare that
these efforts will prove fruitful.
The department commander, the
adjutant general, the artillery district
commander, and other army "higher
ups" are trying to solve the compli
cated problem of housing the three
additional companies of coast artillery
that are due on the next transport,
and by comparison a Chinese puzzle
CHASED FiM I
seems childishly simple. Had the as- equines went through their paces, r
signment of the coast gunners been gjadiators fought bloodless battles;
left totthis end of the line.'two com- wltn broadsword and bayonet, six-j
pahie"would have been sent to Fort horse teams made hair-raising turns1,
Kamehameha. and one to Fort De around the posts, and "cauvasmen"
Russy, to remain under canvas for the performed prodigies of tent pitching :
time being, but Washington took a nat would turn the average' circus '
band in the game and as the result ntfl(i g,-een with envy.' The only fly j "
Fort Ruger will be packed so tight ju the ointment was the fact that- -that
the last man inside the post will(Major v Smitfi, the ringmaster,;
have to use a shoe horn. was prohibited by inconsiderate uni-
inis ro nmg oionei vampoen. -
Major Wo ' n and Major Conkhn breeches, a dress coat and a top hat. i
boarded a: v,to. and made a tnp to Tne occasjon was a military field i
Kamehameia. to loon the ground dayt Dut witn tne ttlree rings going, it;
over, and get a line on camping pos- really looked moce like a circus, and !
Abilities. Jwas run off wiih circus speed. Major'
A' rumor -Is goin? the rounds , and Smitll pnst athletic officer, -had an
it seems to be backed by sound logic' aDe corps of omcers to assist him, ' "
(hat in the r - r future the engineers ; a,ui thp shorts Droved the most sue-
will be turned out of Fort De Russy
and sent to .-' hofield Barracks, al
lowing the tw extra companies of
to Ruger, to
move into the vicated wajKiKi post,
The big guns for IV Russy will bej
here before lo ::r. and as much of the
engineers woi k i in tbe central part infantry.
of the island, it is figured that Scho-j Broadsword fencing, mounted Pri
field would be a good central base.vate .Moretti. II troop: Corporal Oa
tor them. .Major Wooten, in thailiett. D trcop: CoriK)raI Lacey, A troop.
case, would icn ain in tne city, as ois-
'rict engineer officer, while Captains
Hannum would !;av command of thejstoeskv, (' companv. First Infantrv
engineeers at Leilchua.
SPEEDY NAGS COME IN
FOR NEW YEAR RACES
Interest in the New Years race
meet at Kapiolani park took a bis!
jump this mornme wi;n tne coming
ot .lohn O'Rourke in from Hilo with
r. string of seven speedy- nags.
O'Rourke vbiris fair to carry off a lol
The race-committee held a meetinc
today and decided on several import
ant details of the New Year's urogram.
of the iolice department
e.iected to turong the
.Among the merchants on Fort
street there seems" to" be'' a feeling of
"well we did our best ; to shiff the
J Year's and
to the night before New
and it is possible that next
year we shall be successful, but this (the University niaae it plain. to, me
year well get ready for the Jaw.' I. when I stopped oyer on myiway down
There is in short little' indication that, here, that the offer was made.on my
the usual crowds will abandon the 1
Christmas live, frolic and await
another week before celebrating. In
deed there appears to be a well de
fined determination on the part of the
whole citizenry to get out and enjoy
themselves both nights.
The plane of the Fort street deal
ers are not changed, so far as could
be learned, and the celebration New
Year's Eve will be just as fjill as' it
is possible to make it. There will
be the much heralded "Mayor's ball"
on Bishop street, and music and -noise
and not -a little rough horse play,-It
is leared, although the police have set
their foot down and preparations are
being made to hold the crowd in check
tonight and one week from today.
CIRCUS DAY' AT
Special Star-riiilk-tin Correspondence
SCIIOFIELD BARRACKS, Dec. 24.
This is "circus day" at Schofield.
And although the Dig top, blue ticket
wagon and siue taows were not in
evidence, the army nved ud to met-
r0p0litan standards by making iu
curcus a three-ring affair. Educated
foriT1 rppatinns from wearinsr white
cessful Jjield at Schofield to date.
Following were the results:
TOO -yards- Private Lily, Private
Callahan. Private Kennedy. Time.
; ( i com pa
Bayonet fencing Private
n company, f.rs't InJantry
Private Kiely, O company. Second In
fantry. Hospifal corps racing Private Bar
ley. Driving through the stakes Bat-
tery E. Battery D.
Machine Gun Platoon competition
First Infantry, Fifth Cavalry.
Squad drill Corporal Kdwards, k
company. First Infantry; Corporal
Collins. D company, Second Infantry:
Corporal Randall, II company. Second
Horse show First Sergeant Walsh,
D troop; Sergeant T'opps. M. troop;
Corpora! Durea, F troop.
Wants to Put Matter Up to His
Board of Regents, He
SAYS HE HAS TWO GOOD
MEN FOR THE VACANCIES
Comes Pack from Mainland
Full of Schemes for
Prcf. John W. Gilmore, president of
! the College of Hawaii, rettirnM this
, morning on the steamer Wiiheimina.
j tickled to get back to Honolulu, and
i away from the snow and coid Cjf the
Eastern States. and uncertain
whether even. the flattertng offer he
: has received fVom the regents, of the.
University of California wli" Induf e
him to leave Hawaii-iiei'fof "good .and
all and pitch his tents on the Coast.
Talked to this morning by a'Star-BuI-i
ietin reporter, the Professor seemed
bubbling over with plansTor Hawaii,
, and he mentioned several or them In
j i he course of the Intervletf;- He said:
! "I have not been able to make any
ft'efinite statement regarding the ' offer
j of thei chair of agronomy at the Col
: lege of Agriculture of the University
of California- as yet, because I , have
j Wanted to see and confer with the
! members of the board of-Hawaii Col
; lege before I acted. Nevertheless 1
i am higMly flattered by the oTfer, com
: ing as it did without' any solicitation
on my pan. Indeed the trustees; of
own terms, which makes . it dcublj
Fond of Honolulu.
"The ifield there is large, out am
fond of Honolulu and the ;work . thai
I have been loing dowri'ne'apjiejtpj
10 me strongly. ;V - . ;
"Furthermore, nhere is so much, to
be done here. . For : lnatahce, 1 .have
secured the services Of two? most ex
cellent men for the vacancies on out
staff here. They are Professor 'H F.
Wajker and Doctor J. S. Ililhgworth.
Prof. Walker is a University of Chi
eago and a , Boston Tech. man, with
; 'wide, experience in his line , In Jibe
, (Continued on. Page 7); .
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UNCLE SAM BUSYJVITH -
BIG MAIL DELIVERY
j -i ..- $ $, ?
There will be as many, de-
liveries today as possible, in $
onler to get rid of the.'tremend
ous Christmas mail brought here i
by the Sonoma and the WilheI
raina, ,, yesterday and today. V
While every eU'ort is being tnade
N by the post-office authorities o &
get the first class mail into .'the. 3
4 hands of the addresses, the voi- G
4 ume of SanUi Claus tetters is
v handicapping them materially.
v They are battling with tbl dlf-
4 ficulties however, and with t6e
aid of additional truckt, automb-;
bile and horse, expect to get 4
xhe bulk oT the Wilhelminarmall
''out today. There ; will bj but
oue delivery in the morning to- ?
morrow, as early as possible.
The postmen win leave the office s
as near nine o'clock as possible.
The general delivery indows 3-;
only wilt'be open tomorrow from
8 to 9 in the forenoon, and the
registry department will be1 open
during the same hour.. . $
- f $
SYIM IN FIELD
What would happen if soldiers in
full field equipment suddenly came to
a sixeable river, which they wished i
to cross mi-i pronto? Presumablv loonea wen ana nappy ana sa.a inSl
they would get across, for rncleH wi" b9'n the work of mspect!on
Sam's beys in khaki don't let a little I
thinir like that inrerfere with the line!
of duty, but how wo.ild they accom
plish the feat?
This interesting question will be
answered practically at Fort Shaffer
next Fridav when nearly a hundred
men of the command will swim,
1 struggle an 1 splash their way across
the big tank, carrying everything but
their blanket rolls and packing a
rifle for good measure. It is a new
"stunt" for a military field day pro
gram, and officers and men are much!
interested in the result, company r:-
valry Leins keen. The tank is 130 '
feet long, with plenty of deep water.
(Continued on Page 2.)
tFcjfple - W.jl ffawalf f
JACQAQQIIB ilPOC AT
i n n a rtirnir rtnininir
f mm m m m
! Yamagata, President
cil Picked By Fanatic As Victim For-v
Knife His Highness Narr6wly Escapes
And The Would-be Murderer Arrested
By The Police. Of Tokio-Nation Al
armed By The Assault Upon Famous '
Diplomat And Statesman
Associated Pr Cabte ' ' '' . - '.
TOKIO, Japan, . Dec. 24. Prince V amagata, pretident of the Privy Court
ed to the Emperor, was the target for the assault of a would-be assassin
this morning. The assassin attacked the Prince ar he was leaving hit
house here but was foiled in his attempt. The Prince' escaped uniejured.
The would-be murderer was arrested by the police of Toklo. ' The tnt.'re
nation is aroused by the attempt of the fanatic It is feared that other(
members of, the new cabinet will be attacked as well.. ; ! ,
Viceroy Unable To
V DELHI, Jndia, Dec. 24. Baron Charles Hardirige' viceroy -of India, vic
tim of a fanatical native, who hurled a bomb at his carriage when; aceom
panled by Baroness- Hardinge, he wasf making? hit formal entry inta 'tht
new capital of India, passed a miserable nlj.hL Ths. pain' in his torn
shoulder was intense, making it necessary for the pnvsiciant to adminis
ter morphia at frequent intervals.- The baroness has aflso begun to feel the
effects of the"thoCk to her nervous tyttem. : : ; V '' 1 -
The police have 'made a score pr more arrests, on the supposition that
the attempt was the result of a carefully planned conspiracy of the dis
affected among the native population.! ;- "-; . -
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NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 24.-rCharles:S.;MeHtri, president of Ihs "New
York, New Haven & Hartford railway, and ChamberlUn pretldtnt of
the Grank' Trunk, today pleaded innoeert to ths Indictment Charging' them
with violating the' Sherman anti-trast law. 'Krfclt Wa4"releasdi0n
bail. Alfred Smithers, chairman of the' Grand Trunk board of dire: tars,
is'in London and cannot be extraditd for the7 offenss he- lt alleged 'to
have committed. '. ' :. -' v-' '': ' " ' -;' vr V
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LONDON, Dect24. The peace conference wat atfjourned oyer th hol-
idayt today. It is believed that the T urkith t plenipotentiaries ! wlfi reject
tie terms proposed yesterday by the Allies, and the Powers may bt ealled
bpon to break the resultant deadfock. . It is-believed here that tht re- .
sumption'bf hostilities is.unlikely. The jealousies between thi Allies
themselves have grown to such an extent that it Is believed that concert,
ed action between them is impossible. f : V -' . : ' '.-;- '' -
Storm Sweeps Atlantic Coast
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' NEW YORK.N. Y., Dec. 24- O n the ' Eve of Christmas,, death and
destruction aresweeping the Atlantic coast for hundreds of miles, ' . ':
A fierce, blizzard, raging for hours;' has Jbeen gradual; gathering f In ,
Itrength. Already two very serlous disasters" have been reported. ' Th ;
United Fruit Company's steamer Turriaihat carrying sixty passengers ana
s big crew, and the schooner John May, carrying 4 crew. of six, have ( been ;
blown ashcre on tho Jersey coast. , As, yet, detailed reports of the accidents -have
not been secured, but much iossf life is' threatened.
f NEW YORK'S CHRfSTMAS EVE TRAFFIC TIED UP ;
MEW YORK, N. Y., Dec 24. New York's Christmas Eve traffic has
been crippled and in several parts of the city"almost entirely tied up by .
the blizzard and terrific sleet that 'drives people from the streets.-:: .
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Jack Johnson In Real Estate
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CHICAGO, , III., Dc. 24. Jack Joh rson and a dumber of wealthy ne-,
grees of Chicago-have formed a syndicate, the object of which is. to put-.
chase property in fashionable residential districts of the city, and when ,
thewhite neighbors object, re-sell tht same property -at ; a profit." The'
backers of the scheme are making no attempt to hide their designs '.They
say they will colonize the district with negroes if the whites refute to '
meet their terms. . ' '
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 24. District Prosecutor Miller,' tn: open
court here today challenged the counsel for the alleged dynamiters to say '
that either Munsey cr Hockin are innocent of the charges made, against,
them by the government. There was no reply to his challenge.
Taft Reaches Panama
COLON, Panama, Dec..24. President Taft reached here today on
board the battleship that conveyed him from Key West. The President
I MIAN IS
lllillla Ullllljlli I J
! DDfmiiur. MAT
i iniii Mill.
; "it i.- my intention, in tbe lew week
here, to look into the possibilities of
. "I have come here mainly for a the pineapple business on te neign
rst," said Isidor Jacobs, president of b,ring islands, with a probability ot
i he Calilorni i Canneries Co. of hat; j T"-..
F'iinckco to a Star-Bulletin reinmc J (Continued on page Two.) - -
Of The Privy Goun-
nC na crrjw7CU w ...H
ux. the AlexanderH'ouns Hotel.
"There Is going to be a tremendous
commerce at San Francisco 'with the
crtning of the Panam '3 1 -. ?M in
this the Hawaiian Islands will Vuie.
Fiactially all of the big steamship
lines are going to establish t'.iemselve
on Pacific routes, and Honolalt .ns
well as San Francisco will be a port
A call for them. Tb.s will resnlt-In
a prodigious increase ' of commerce,
wl ib will i timulate all industries. "