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Evening Bulletin. Est. 1882. No. 5428.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6469.
12 IUiES HONOLULU, TKI5IJITORY OF HAWAII, FRIDAY, IK 271012.-12 PAGES.
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P rison ers Wrench
Loose and Work
at Night while
Digging their way v toward freedom
through the weak .wooden floors of
tbeHiell in the territorial prison, two
desperate criminals last night almost
effected a jail-break. The vigilance
ef guards in the-prison resulted In
" the discovery of : the plan and its
quick frustration, and Instead of com-
; Ing up from a burrow into the free
air of the front yard, the two men
landed ' in close confinement on' a
diet of bread and water.
According to what High Sheriff
Henry has learned 1 of the attempted
. Jail-break, it was the cllmat of a carefully-concocted
plot. The two prin-
1 1 cipals in the case are Howard C.
Duke and John P; llates. Both of
; them are types of Lad men. - Both
are serving sentences for burglary in
the first degree.; They were con
victed on August 15 of this "year, and
: Duke was sentenced to serve not less
..than one year and six months nor
; more, than twenty years. : Bates was
sentenced to not less Itnan two years
land six 'months nor more than twenty
years. Judge Whitney delivering the
. '.sentences.- . v", f '.-Y
i - The plot began to rofk' out when
..." n - number of the whfte prisoners in
the jail complained, bitterly and per
sistently of their foodThey declared
it was poorly cooked; and the prison
officials were tasked' to. make a change
in the chefs that preslde.o?er v the
f -prison kitchen; One bf the' convicted
" ( burglars', DukV'ws.s Md to be a good
cook, and the little group, of trouble
: making . white men wanted Duke put
to work In the kitchen.. 1
It was suspected even than that the
object of the plan vwas to ut the
man in a place, where he could get
hold of knives and otfcer iron and steel
utensils that could be used In; a Jail
bTeak. The old prison is none, too
. Vafe, anyway, ; and in V number of
places a little digging will free the
prisoners. High Sheriff Henry refused
to allow' Duke to gal to the kitchen.
The two men determined to make
their escape at all hazards and last
night appeared to be 'an excellent time
, to carry out their piaji..jTheind was
howling about the jail and under cover
of Its noise the two evedently hoped
to conceal their efforts to cut through
the floor and dig ofct,. 1
i About three o'clock this morning
a vigilant guard hefcrd a suspMous
noise in the cell on the lower cor
ridor which the men shared. Quick
investigation showed; that the prison-
. ers were last . cutting - thel? way
through the wooden floor, which, it
made of one-inch planking laid across
timbers and offers little opposition to
any kind of .a sharp-edged tooL The
men had ingeniously fashioned an in
strument opt of a screw which they
. had obtained from the waif, unscrew
ing a hammock to get the implement
The men were . surprised at their
work and after that it was nothing
" but the bread-and-wter diet for them.
Plans have been completed for the
new prison, and High Sheriff Henry is
ahx)ous to get into it, as the present
structure is anything but delivery-
' .proof, j The contract, for the adminis-
trat ion building ofthe new jail will
be let early next month, and the rest
of the work will he done by prison
-' labor. The .structure .when completed
will be a model of its kind.
Fisher Report On
By C. S. ALBERT
TPpecial Star-Bulletin Correspondence
WASHINGTON, D. C; Dec. 15.
Recommendation for legislation and
regulations. Intended to better con
ditions in Hawaii and make the Terri;
tory more prosperous and progressive,
will not be completed by Secretary
Fisher for twd or three weeks. They
will probablr not be made public un
til after the Christmas holidays.
Secretary Fisher has been material
ly delayed In framing his recom
mendations and comment on Hawaii
an affairs by the non-arrival of the
Special prices on SAFES till Jan. 1st
to make room for new stock.
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Splash Throuqh Tank atShaf
ter in Full Field Equipment
and Win "Quarterly
Twenty-four dripping but delighted
soldiers pulled themselves out of the
big tank at Fort Shafter this mornln.?,
end by so doing pulled I company, Sec
ond Infantry, out a - winner of. the
tiWrteriy post field meet. The swim
ming contest cinched the meet for the
cptlc organization, for even if the
baseball game scheduled for this af
lernoon goes against them, the I men
have enourh of a lead to still remain
at the head of the point Hat. ; i '. I
The swimming stunt was the big
thing of tho meeting, for three full
squads from each company were re
cuired to swim across the big tank in
full field equipment, and there was
considerable speculation as to which
organization could : accomplish this
feat in the fastest time. The test
was made by companies, the men tak
ing the water In; two rows, and splash
ing across as fast as clothes, canteens
end haversacks would let them.' 's Orig
inally it 'was. Intended that- the men
thould carry rifles, but there Were not
enough of the; fencing; rifles vto: go
around, and as it was figured' that a
wetting would; do the regd:ar sertice
irm no good, "this extra Impediment
was left behind. : Keithef did the boI
dlers carrj- their blanket rolls.
Only one man; a member of he.K.
company team, Was unable to cross
the tank, he being forced to grab the
life line that was stretched along one
ride of the pool. This disqualified
the team., '
This afternoon a baseball team
picked from the star performers of K
and M companies, is playing a picked
team from I and L. Second place in
the meeting depends on the result,
for 5 points goes to each k company
represented on the winning side. H
K and M win, the latter team takes
second place with 27 points. If the I
and L combination wins. L company
gets second place with 24 points.
Following were the results of the
morning's events: "
Event Position and Points
' ' ; . , 1st, 2nd 3rd
Wall scaling -Ul. ...K- 8 L-5 1-2 '
Tug of war ........ M-10 1-6 L-3
Relay race .......... K-10 M-6 1-3
Shelter tent; pitching. I. 8 L-5 K-2
Bayonet fencing ...... I- 5 M-3 L-l
Swimming contest ....1-8 L-5 M-3
Total points,!, 32; M,22;K,20; L.19.
DR. MAHER FINDS
Dr. John II. Maher, head of a lare
veterinary hospital at Philadelphia
and a close personal friend or Secre
tary of the Interior Fisner, ca!!Hl on
Acting Governor - Mott-Smith this
morning with a letter ot introduction
from the Interior Departmiu.
.Dr. Maher, accompanied by hit
wife, had come west to California :or
a winter rest and vacation, er.d I; ear
ing of Hawaii's attractions came down
here on a sight-seeing trip. arriMn on
the Wilhelmina's last run from San
testimony taken during the hearings
held before him while in the islands.
The transcript did not reach the In
terior Department Until December 10.
The Secretary was then up to his
neck in other matters.
In the meantime. Secretary Fisher
has collected a great mass of data
relating to Hawaiian industries and
facts bearing on conditions there.
These will be utilized in preparing his.
The conclusions of Secretary Fisher
will be i submitted to President Taft
upon completion. If, ready before the
President's return from Panama they
must be held in hand until he is again
in the White House. j
The Secretary says the future dis-
position of his report rests entirely ;
with the President. It is supposed
the contents will be transmitted to ,
Congress by the President, with some ,
iews and recommandations of his!
own accompanying them. . '
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- .VJn ifii plazapin 'the tenter of the city of Panama, at the Pacific end of the great canal, ' bomb' was ek 1
'' ploded in a cioar. stand yesterday. hrtly after the PresideM- oassed on his way to a' ball, to be Given in Ws
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IN-COMING SUPERVISORS ALSO
Entering a plea of guilty to the
charge of opium smuggling anG throw
ing himself en the mercy of the court,
Norman C. Smith .probably will be
sentenced January 2 to pay the pen
alty for his crime. The eae will
doubtedly be one of the first called
upon whoa the l S. district court
convenes next Thursday. The second
charge, that of violating the Edmunds
Act, may be dropped, and Smith, affer
serving the time or paying the fine
imposed, will again be a free man.
Meantime lie will repose in jail,
making no effort to obtain further
bail. The law provides a penalty of
(Continued on Page 31
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' 4 4 4
L. PETRIE, .I0H 3IARKIIAM and SAM HARRESTY have been selected by Mayor Fern an the probable mem
bor of the road committee of he incoming: board of supervisors. They have already done not a little pre
liminary work with the city engineer atid llie road supervisor, anil are mapping ent a plan of campaign for
better roads, the details of which they are keeping very closely to themselves at present. It i understood,
however, that the first hie work the new board will undertake is the laying of a permanent nan'ut on
King street, and improvement work on Queen street.
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t c .background. '' Presiden.'.Taftjifroni
His Honor to Send in His Veto
of the Measure Soon Mes
sage to Be a Stinger City
Fathers - elect Caucus Will
Trininht flpririp npfinitplv
Upon the Bill, Should it Pass I
Over Fern s Disapproval
Alas for t'he dreams of the plumb
ers and those who drew up and are
interested in the new plumbing ordi
nance. Mayor Fern plans to hit it a
'solar plexus blow, to the huge dis
' gust of Supervisor Murray and the
, rest of the board of supervisors, which
' with the exception of Supervisor Low,
has been back of the measure ever
.since its introduction,
j And worse far tiian the veto of His
Honor, which can be set aside and
. probably will be by this board, it was
learned that the incoming board, hav
!ing caucused upon the measure, has
j about reached the determination to
!throv out the measure if the existing
bodv shall override the mayor's veto
(Continued on page 3.)
THE NEW ROAD COMMITTEE
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DOOMED BY MAYOR
OPPOSED TO IT
Though the expected cable from
Governor .Frear and Attorney General
Lindsay came yesterday afternoon, it
brought unexpected information, and
low local friends of the party are won
dering why the officials are haitenlas
The dispatch stated they expected
setting sail at. noon yesterday from
Midway Island, homeward bound, stop
ping at Laysen Island. According to
the cable of the day before from the
operator at Midway, the party could
not have landed there until yesterday
morning. Thusjtheir stay at the place
(Continued on Page 8)
IVS OF FREAR
! SIIRPRISFS HIS
More than Hundred
Leave Turkey in Europe to take ; up
Farms Offered them by their Govern
ment in Asia-Plenipotentiary in Lon
don, while Declining to Discuss Terms
Suggested by the Sublime Porte Calls
those put Forward by the Allies
"Simply Preposterous" . ; r 3
; WASHINGTON, Dec 27-Oispatches to the headauarters of the Ameri
can Red Cross Society received here yesterday announce that more than
one hundred thousand Turks have left their homes In' European Turkey and'
have fled to farms offered them by their government in Ati Minor.
. This plan 'of the Sublime Porte to thin out the population of European
Turkey is working great hardship to many, who are compelled by the of- J
fieials to move their belongings In the depth of the Balkan winter, and It1
is reported that hundreds of the women and children are suffering severe-,'
if from the hardships impoced upon them.
' V ; :; . PRINCE INVADES ALBANIA ' ' - ' ; 1
PARIS, Dec. 27. A dispatch to the Paris Temps, 'the leading daily
here, announced this morning that the Prince Ahmed Fuad, nephew ef the
Khedive of Egypt, has invaded Albania at .the head ef a force of more than
?0,000 troops. .The prince, It ts said has proclaimed himself sovereign ot J
the country, and is marching upon the capital. ' 1 . . - ,
i . : rejects proposals i;v - ;
r LONDON. Dec 27. Reched Pasha, chief of the peace pienlpotentiiries I
here-representing the sultan of Turkey here, gave out an rmerv;iw tMi'
morning In the, course. of which he called the terms proposed by ths a:;;ji
as "simply preposterous. . Ht . declined, to diteuss the terms it is tt-irWii
were cabled him.tyhis master Tuesday, and declined to make any f;rei
cast regarding the answer which Turkey &iH"make to the allies' d!?-J?.
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V !''.'- " ' Associated Press Cable ' ' i .. 'V
f STAUNTON, Va Dee. 27 President-elect Woodrow : Wilson will
spend tonight In the house where he was born.- The occasion is to be V
made quite a ceremony. . r , ',; T-' V , .,. ?
'On his way to this city, the president-elect held an' Important, confer.
ence with W. F. McCombs, his campaign manager and now chairman of
the Democratic national committee. It is understood that cabinet posl--tions
were .among the matters . discussed V ;.. :,v . ,
Staunton Is in gala attire to receive her distinguished son. Thera will
be a parade of school children in his honor, ' , . ;
'';-,.' f ';:. :..4v'':,;-'r' f Associated -
GARDEN CITY, Kansas, Dec. 27.
senator-elect and one of the most prominent men In Kansas public life, was
dangerously burned last night while playing Santa Clause at a neighborhood
Christmas tree. In some manner the long white cotton whiskers used In
his "make-up" caught fire from the candles on the- tree and before he
could dash off his false face, the flames had enveloped him.: The doctors
wilt not prophesy his .safety.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind" Dec 27.
o'clock Saturday morning, at which
a verdict In the union dynamiting cases. Tne jury is expected- to take
many hours In its deliberations because of the number of allied cases that
have been presented to it. Attorneys
fense express confidence' In the result
There will be a demonstration
An alarm for a suppositious fire at
Palace Square will strike at 9:30 on
Xew Year's morning, to which all the
auto machines will respond. A resolu
tion presented by Supervisor Murray
was passed at a meeting of the board
of supervisors this afternoon, directing
Chief Engineer Thurston to have the
machines ready at their respective
stations at the hour mentioned. The
police auto patrol wagon will take
part in the run.
All automobiles and other Vehicles
are to be specially ordered to keep to
the right-hand side of streets afpng
the lines of the turnout. This the or
dinance requires them to do anyway
at all times, but a breach on this oc
casion will be certain to bring down
the penalty on the head of the offend
er. NEW YEAR'S MONEY
i FOR COUNTY WORKERS
City and county employes will have
money to spend for Xew Year's that
lis, these of them who hold on ta it
for three days as the payrolls for
the latter half of December were
passed by the board of supervisors
Next meeting of the board will be
v:;uu p uii lij
Thousand : of them
Prrss Cable '-' . '
William H.' Thompson," Democratic
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Press ' Cable '.' :V - l. :,
Court ? adjourned today until 9:30
time the jury is expected to bring in
both for the prosecution and the de
(Wireless Special to Star-Bullet to ) :
HILO, Dec. 27. It is reported that
the Waiakea Plantation Company has;'
offered to give up the-land requested,
by the government for one dollar an
acre. ' ' "V' '"
The surrender of the land is con-"
firmed, at the office of Theov H.;
Davies & Co Ltd.", the agency of ,
Waiakea plantation. It Is a tract of
216 acres close to the present town of
Hilo, which the. government repre
sented, was needed for the develop
ment of the town. The land Is part
of a leasehold, the lease from the gov-;
ernment having six or seven years'
to run. At least a portion of it is suit-,
able for cane cultivation. ,
held at 7:30 Monday evening, when
the bids for erecting the Kalmnkf
fire station will te opened. -The time)
for receiving the3e bids by Clerk Ka
lauokalani will end at 12 'noon "to
morrow. ; - ' '
iThe Claudfne and the Nilhau. of th
Inter-Island fleet are listed for depart-
tre'at five ociock this evening." The
Ckudine calls at the Maul ports while
the Xiihlu will proceed to Hawaii with
general cargo. -
LAND TO iU