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Niie-LiirliiM'. Jan. 2
Maranm, Jan. 29.
Makura, Jau. 28.
livening nullftin, Kst. 1882, No. .",442.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX, No. 4S3.
12 PAtiES-noyoLULf, TEKHITOKY OF HAWAII, .MONDAY, JAN. 11M3.-12 PAGES.
PKICE FIVE CENTS.
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VUj,VVJ j U J J,
Flouted by Special
to Secure Patron
age from Board of
other and Biggei
Row Coming Say
the Political- Wise
There is war Id the air, and the apt
cial committee appointed by the Demc
cratic county committee to "confe
with the supervisors and reach som
- decision regarding appointments" i
apt to be the storm center.
It leaked out this morning that th
committee has declined to "at-temp
to coerce or influence the board of su
penrlsors' - regarding appointments,
and that It will act in an advisory cs
This is just what the county con:
tnittee does not want it to do, and no
" at all what the parent body mean
j when it appointed O. J. Waller, Lint
McCandlessWlrti; Trent and others
to get together and formulate som
policy whereby the present friction b
tween the county committee and tht
board might bAanioothed dqwn, &nr
the wheels of ,.the. Bourbon maqhin
made to revolve with well oiled ease
After 'thoroughly thrashing out th'
p5arf tor "reaching; the .supervisors,
. the special committee last Saturday al.
tcrnoon .adopted; a resolution, by ar
unanimous vote, which provides tha'
the committee "will not attempt to
Influence the board in the making of
appointments, but will act merely in
an advisory capacity, for the best in
lercsts of the city and county and for
the Democratic party."
Just what this last phrase of the
resolution may mean none of the mem
bers of the committee would say. G
J. Waller positively declined to make
any statement regarding the nature
of the work that has been done by
the committee and It was impossible
to catch Link McCandless. The othet
ir.embers were equally mute, although
one of them admitted that there is
every prospect of a glorious old row
when the report of the committee is
liled with the board of supervisors,
and the machine makers of the county,
committee learn who the creature they
themselves created has turned to rend
"We are good Democrats and would
like to see an effective organization
built wp within the party, but none of
us cojuld see our way clear to con
structing a machine at the expense of
lhe city and county."
One of the first results of the action
taken by the special committee will
be, is is said, the dropping of the fight
on Thurston, for the time at least.
Whether be will be allowed to remain
in ottice permanently, remains to be
m. It is certain that Mayor Fern
will get rid of htm as soon as possible,
and equally certain that the five in
purrectos in the board, will stick to
their guns to the bitter end. There is
every possibility that the fight which
started over the question of patronage
in the beard will be carried to the
county committee, still furtner wider,
ing the rift that has appeared in the
Another result of the committee's
stand may come with the ousting of
Vhltehouse. It is understood that one
of the members of the special body
has been fighting hard to supplant the
present city and county engineer with
another man, Whittemore. of Hilo. Ru
mor had it that this committeeman
agreed to the resolution only after he
bad been assured that his man would
L- hoisted into control of the engineer
A special meeting of the Honolulu
chamber of commerce will be held
Wpdnesdav afternoon at 3 o'clock at
which time the members of the Chi-!
nese merchants' association of the cit '
will appear before the chamber to pre
sent a request to the. effect that the,
chamber pass a resolution favorinp
the recognition of the new republic ot !
China by the government of the Unit
Special prices on SAFES till Jan. lsi
to make room for new stock.
II. E. HEXDRICK, LTD.
Merchant and Alakea. Fbone 2648 1
I L. McCA JiDLESS
Member of see!al body that floats
the Bonrbon mathlne-makers.
CUV STREETS TO
Supervisor Petrie Has Plan for
PutfngTKem in Fine Shape
Before Carnival Date
Aside from having the coming Floral
rrade and Carnival the biggest and
most suceesiful events of their kind,
he committees in charge of the dif
i-rent departments of these two events
will endeavor to have the street:. In tht
business center of the city paved and
jtherwise improved befora the time of
he commencement of the festivities.
Lester Petrie, chairman of the road
committee of the board of supervisors.,
has presented to the heads of the dif-
rent committees, a plan whereby he
will endeavor to induce the presen
board of supervisors to have the
nreets in that part of Xhe city, over
shich the parade will, pars, in the besf
condition possible for the event. On
certain parts of King street, in tht
businss center, the streets be?onu
ieep with mud immediately after
rain, and, according to Mr. Petrie, il
Lese portions of the streets are pav
d this condition could bs avoided.
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PUBLIC SITE CASE
Tax Assessor Charles T. Wildei
his morning testified that in hh
pinion the property at the corner ot
Xing and Fort streets, known a? tht
cC. O. Hall site, is worth in the apgre
,ite 177,22t.15. the land estimated a'
?13.tiS per square foot or a total o'
5102,220.15. and the building at $75,000
He was the first witness called by tht
government when the Manuka con
lemnation hearing was resumed in the
U. S. district court today, and hi.
examination occupied the greater
att of the morning.
Counsel for the ,uo eminent and for
'he Austin estate, the owners, botl'
expect to finish the present case by
rnnrsuay. The next and final sui'
will he to deter;'.ie the valuation of
the lease on ttiis same property b
1-3. (). ilali Son and it probabh
will Le brief.
A. A. YOI X; BETTER.
Archie A. Young, the loral bus
inestinan. who has ln-en ill at his
home tor the past week, was re
ported this morning as being in
a greatly improved condition. Mr.
Young was takm sick last Mon
day, and his illness was thought
at first to be serious, hut the dor
tors think that he will he able to
be about again in a few days.
STAND IN MAI A
PLAN MUST GO
Law Experts Hold Powers of
Superintendent of Public
Works Are Affected
Honolulu will have to go to Congress
for indorsement of any municipal
charter which contemplates taking
over from the territory powers given
under the organic act and uot to be
affected merely b7 territorial legisla
tion. In particular, the present Dow
ers vetted in the superintendent of
public works by the organic act and
relating to franchises, etc., cannot at
once be turned over to municipal con
trol. Congress must approve such a
move, and any new city charter that
includes the transfer of such powers
from the territory to the municipality
must be given congressional indorse
ment. Such is the conclusion that promi
nent members of the committee of
twenty-five, now at work on the pro
posed short-ballot or commission form
of government, have reached after an
uncompleted study of the subject.
The members of the committee have
been proceeding on the principle of
he whole thing or nothing, as they
put it. That is. they think, if a change
is to be made, the city should no long
er be hampered by the present dual
government and frequent duplication
of work or clash of territorial and mu
nicipal jurisdiction. The new charter,
as it has framed itself tentatively in
their minds, would give the city con
trol of practically everything in and
on the Island of Oahu. The city would
iake over the waterworks and the
lighting plant and would operate and
control a number of departments now
handled by .the territorial government
peeg .where the .law rexperts declare-
that Washington's approval must
ie obtained - lTIa stated that the iu-1
peritltendent of public wonts has cer
tain powers given him under the or
ganic act. that cannot be taken away
and turned over to the city by an act
of the territorial legislature.
Should this idea be upheld, the next
legislature could not finally determine
the city charter and put it into effect
even if the proposed short-ballot plan
should be adopted and a bill to that ef
fect pass the territorial lawmakers.
The bill would then have to be sent to
Washington for approval.
LIA TO RELIEVE
A score or more Gilbert Islanders,
vho are numbered among the labor
;rs on the Father Emanuel Rougier
x)ccanut plantation on Christmas and
'anning islands in the south seas
low face starvation
A cable urging an immediate ship
ment of supplies was received at Ho-
aolulu Saturday afternoon.
Immediately following the receipt
of this message, the schooner Luka
as hauled irom the marine railway
md made ready for sea. It is ex
pected that the vessel will be able
to depart for Fanning and Christmas
slands taking sixty or more tons of
)rovisicns, including fresh meat, and
)ther lines of supplies by Tuesday
vening cr Wednesday morning at the
' The cole y of cable operators in
he employ ei the British cable board
it the Fanning island relay station
ire in but little better fix than the
lative workers on tae cocoanut plan
ation as far as provisions are con
:erned. The British Fteamer Kestrel was
expected to reael Honolulu the early
,art of neceir.Ur. and 'take on the
iccuniulation freight destined for
Fanning. Delays in sailing from Van
couver foilowei: with the result that
the vessel is now reported to have
sailed from Cie British Columbian
port on last Friday. With every
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The management of the Moana Ho
:el will give a dance on Tuesday even
ing in honor of the first-cabin passn
?ers of the three transports in port
at that time. The local army and
navy and society folks of the ci'y are
cordially invited to attend advertisement.
4 f s
JUDGE ROBEftr AHCUBALD,
of the i:. s. tenmreeieert, feotlet
ed of gross- mlftmtelef fell high federal!
By C. Si'ALBERT.
WXSINGTOJ6r C, Dec. 31- f
Sugar and champagac.
. Such is the iconoclastic and curious
bill cf fare announced by the ways and
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MM DOMED SHW
Charles F. Wood, Who Holds Contract for Great Hilo Break
water, Buys Kosmos Liner Sesostris, High and Dry on
Coast of Guatemala, and Engineers Remarkable Salvage.
Will Net More Than $100,000 Through Listening to Ro
mantic Sea Yarn
BY LAURE.XE RED1NGTON.
To find an ocean-going steamship in
perfect condition high and dry on f.
Vest coast of South America, some
cignty feet from high water mark,
with grassec climbing its iron side?,
and palms shading its r.ridge; to ouy
the "wreck" for a song, dig it o.it of
its sandy grave, tut a channel to the
open sea, and then sail away on it to
civilization ar.d a tremendous financial
profit; this reads like one of Frank H
Stockton's yarns, or a chapter from
( ia"k Rus:ell. But fact, not fic tion,
THE SKSOSTKIS AS SHE A I PEAKED FOl'R MONTHS AiiO
; Stern view of tli o!d Kosmos liner, showing luxuriant growth of
, j;rass ;i round th" hull.
'rules this story, for ("harks F. Woo!.
j vj( e-pre si dent and general manager of
'tLe Breakwater Company of Philadel
phia, has done all of the things enum
erated all but the sailing away, that is
,and within a few week: he wi!l do
that also, thereby writing finis to a
t. le of wreck, discovery ani salvajo.
ronianti'' ;nd improbable as any
' tt.t could l e evolved Ly an ii.iain i
. t:ve w'itfr o!" tn tales.
"ir. Wood's hali-biTie.l trer.?ure is
; t;;.. steamship Sesostris. ar.d on Janu-
1 my 4 he 9ailed from Honolulu, to;
! SEXATOB BOIES PENROSE, ef
PenaiyIvanbt personal friend and po
micai auy cr ArcLbald, who stack
wltfc him te the last
COJTGBESSITAN HEN BTf.B. CLAY-
TOX, of Alabama,- chalrmao 6t the
Honse committee . of ; impeachment
managers vnd, mnn who $ conducted
case against Archbald.
j(Vos, Guatemala, accompanied by liis
' v ife and son Donald, to rake the
''Stars and Stripes on the old ship, and
I sail her to San Francisco under her
The story of the Sesostris of her
extraordinary grounding, her long
sleep in a cradle of sand, the attempts
to float her, and the final succesitul
salvage by a man who wasn't afraid
tfi "take a chance" would be received
with general incrodulity if it were not
icr the fact that every condition as
dated is vouched for by the cameri
;:nd by the statements of reputable
eye witnesses of events.
Th1 SesostrL was one of the Koa
r. os liners, operated by a German com
pany along the coasts of North and
(South America around Cape Horn, to
1 1? Mub-arg. Nearly six years ago. or in
jM;.rch, l:07, to be exact, the ship came
to the port of Oco-.i. Guatemala, for
ja cargo of coffee. Ocos is an open
ji'rdstead on the Pacific side. Ther.
' no hartor and no wharf and tne
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By Vote of Sixty-Eight Ayes to Five Nays
the Upper House Declares Pennsylvania
Jurist Unworthy to Ever Again" Hold
Any Office of Profit or Trust Under lhe
Government--Penrose I Votes For His
Man-Scene in Senate Chamber Dra:
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(Aaaociate4 Prera Catil! ', '.;- "X
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1lr-By a vote of sixty-eight to fvt th asnatt to
day decided that Judge Robert W. Archbald, tho Pennsylvania Jurist accus
ed of malfeasance in office, and having used hit post under'tho government
to further certain coal deals in which he was financially Interested, was
guilty of. five of the thirteen charges and disbarred him, The sentence Im
posed by the senate carries with It the clause . prohibiting Archbald from
ever again holding any office of honor, profit or trust under the United .
States government. -' ': -:' r : ,
The,4 seen when the final vott onthe Jong -trial came was dramatic In
its silent Intensity. There was not a sound save the voice of the clerk
calling the roll of senators, and the answer of the solon named. " '
As the long roll continued and the votei for the conviction of .the Jury
1st mounted upward, the strain Increased.: The nays were Penrose, Senator '
Burnham, Senator Catron, Senator Paynter and 8enator Oliver, :
: Judge Archbald was accused of using his office to procure favors from
railroads and other powerful corporations, and a number of specific all t;i
tions against him wars mads,-sight of which formed the definite basis cf
Impeachment proceedings. ..' '"!;-. u''v V -v
On May. 4 last the house voted to order an Investigation of Jud; 5
Archbald's conduct, the Inquiry being made, by the committee on judiciary.
Previously President Taft had sent a message' to th house submitting V -fimfinga,
of fAttorhey-Geherai Wlckersham In the east, . Chairman Clay
of the house judiciary committee had conduct 'of the case after the h:
ordered; the -Investigation; pr.-- ,
'r ii:"On i May. 21; after this InvetUsatlon,. the.houso Judiciary c cowr: j
voted-14 Impeach 4udje Archbald for accepting corporation favors ani L .
Ing Influenced' in his decisions by such favors.' The trial cftwt ens c:t
under way on July 18 and the preliminaries orimpeachmept exiri ev- ,
everal nontha- The tflar was arrhiioiitythevJhotfie, iyt'.is- Con;re:
man Clayton in charge, before tht senatev sitting as a Jury, ' Jh, r :tuif
hearings before' the senate were' begun on Dcemfcsr "' - :
Judge Archbald Is from. Pennsylvania and' was .appointed to th c:
merce court by President Taft on January 31 1911. . He Is a, circuit. Jj-;s
and his tenure, on the commerce court bench Wat to have been four years,
after which, had he not been found guilty, he) would have returned to tha
third circuit ' In Pennsylvania..- ; ,Y r t -: V-- S i , " ' i .'
This case Is the ninth Impeachment In the history of the United States.
Two previous convictions only are recorded. Judge Archbald and his attor
neys and friends have strenuously denied that he had acted improperly in
his relatione with the corporations and explained various transactions by say
ing they were purely of a business nature.' ! i , ' ; - " :
One of the most damaging charges now sustained la that he was Inter- .
ested in varioua railroad properties and gave decisions- In ; litigation that',
would serve his interests. " , ' . :-'' I . : "
William Goland of Scrantan, Pa, la generally believed to bs the man ;
who has secured Archbald's downfall; Goland preferred , charges against
Archbald before the Interstate commerce commission, and thia . was fol-
lowed by the attorney-general's Investigation., '
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 13. Presidentelect Wilson today announced
that he has definitely decided that he will appoint no one but progressives
for his cabinet. He wants, he says, none of the so-called "stand pat Demo
crats' in his cabinet, or in responsible positions under his administration,
during his term in office. ' ' I '
This statement is taken as a direct blow at the Tammany'-Belmont-Ryan
faction of the party, which tried to impose its will on. the
convention In Baltimore and failed. It means, it Is said by the political
wise ones here that Governor Wilson has determined to make - his ad
ministration as progressive as his political addresses during the campaign .
promised that it would be. y
Uncover Hearst's Secret
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 The house investigating committee, whlcH pro&-;
ed the oil and other trusts, has at last discovered how and where William
Randolph Hearst obtained the private letters of Standard Oil magnates to
various sol one, which were made public at recent hearings. Two former em
Dloves.of the trust. W. W. Winkfield and Charles Stump, both at one timeTV
rressengers for the trust, have told the story. They declare that after taking
the letter from the secret files of the Standard, they were "kidnapped" by Y .
gangsters and taken to the office of the Chicago Examiner. Hers they were
"robbed," they say. - : -'
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Settle Terms of China's Loan ;
LONDON, Jan. 13. The six great powers concerned in the $12S,000,C00f .
loan to China have announced the ter.-nt under which th loan will be made.? .
The United States syndicate will take $25,000,000, Great Britain and France'
$20.000 000 each, Germany $15,000,000, and Ruts a and Japan will each take 1
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Jan. 13. The Ohio river is in flood today. The lat-'
est reports from the river gauges show the level to be sixty feet above the
normal mark, and still rising. More than five thousand people are homeless '
in this city and above, and the flooded territory is constantly increasing in
size. The state and federal governments have already begun the annual
work of rescue and care of the destitute.
LONDON, Jan. 13. The Great Powers have agreed upon the terms.
which they propose to force upon Turkey unless something definite is done '-,
at the peace conference here during the week. Turkey will have to evacuK
ate Adrianople and will be forced to pay an indemnity of sixty-two million:
dollars to the allies.
REFINED SUGAR CUT FIVE k
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 13. Refin ei sugar dropped five cents on tfjJ
local market here today, following dispatches from the Eastern centers,
where is is reported to have been under fire. . .T' ;