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From 8. F.
ChiiiH. Jan. 23.
For S. F.t
NIIe-Lurline. Jan. 21
Marama, Jan. 29.
Makura, Jan. 28.
Evening Bulletin, Est. 1882. No. 5449
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6490.
14 lAOK8. -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JAN. JI, 11113. -H PAGES.
PRICE Fl YE CENTS.
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FOR UNITED HONOLULU
Special Committee of Businessmen Finish
Preliminary Draft of Scheme Many
Features of Commerce, Industrial
Deyeloment, Benevolent And Charit
able AVork;And General Public Welfare
4 ': '' ' " WILL MERGE INDIVIDUAL BODIES.
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' Chairman L. Tenney Peck, Discussing the plans for the Greater
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce this morning, said:
. "The Greater . Chamber Cpmmerce will probably use the char-
ter of the present chamber-for. awhile. As the basis of action, first
.of all, the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants' Association will
. "come -together in one body.- The the doors will be opened to a
j 4- more vcomprehenslTe membership, and the activities of the Greater
- 4 Chamber of , Commerce enlarged on lines somewhat similar to those
t'4- adopted In recent, years by BosLcn, Rochester, Cleveland, Los An
v ' geles and San Francisco, so that the, organization will be in touch
i with all.."; the . currents 'of -community enterprise and development,
y 4 civic as, Veil as commercial: : '
. 4- v ' ihe1' joint committee held twc, meetings.. It met yesterday and
. adjourned to 1 the; call . of the chair." In t he meantime the members
- will consult - with their respective' organizations, by , which the pro
'". .4 posal- wiU be discussed and altered perhaps In many ways before be-
4 "i: ing finally adopted, if the movement is to go on to consummation.
; 4 ; ; -The civic union is not an organized body, said Mr. Peck when
;4 asked if there wonld be a reference also to that constituted part of
4- it he Joint; commlde. ;It is slmpiy; an expression of community opin-
- 4 -ion, upon the question or amalgamation which has been discussed for
4 ;6ome years past.! V; V :-: ::V V'
r 4V .: "Undoubtedly the-promotloncommitteevWiii disappear as a self-
4 contained body If the scheme goes, through," - said . Mr.- E.. ;A. Berndt
4 when'quesi:uned,.oa that point;-.
outside of . the Greater Chamber of .Commerce. .
. :M ' U TenneyjPeck is chiirman ot; the-Joint-committee, formed as
.foilowsi';- .:"-'S: '':-f .. .. Y--- -
- Chamber of CommercoVE- D- Tenney; E. X SpaldfngT"P.fcCrAth-
rtnn: ' r
i '$! crchfifits' Association W; ri.
-f"-' 4 ,t:ivic Union J. H.'jGalL Q. .W.
,,'v:'4"-' Pk.v '?-'v4.;;--ii
' ? A pian'bf organization for:the pro
posed Greater Honolulu Chamber of
Commerce, has - been 'crafted by' the
v. special joint committee having the
matter ' in ' charge, ' and : the' StaBu
7 letin is able herewith to publish ; the
- .by-laws now! under consideration, giv
Ing lhs; plan iudetall.v :.V:...,t.v
3 This .acheme of iorganttatton has
been worked out, after more thaa
; year "Of, consideration by prominent
business "and, professional men of Ho
nolulu. 'r For v many months1 a 'special
committee haabeea at: work making
; researches ' into , the plan of; : opera
tion of mainland chambers" of com
merce Includiflgl those of San JFran:
" cisco, Cleveland and other large cities.
The committee was . named.4 after, a
dinner at the University; Club nearly,
a vearago, at .which-the advisability
of uniting & "numbeV of Honolulu's
commercial and civic bodies waa dis-
'cussedj. ; .'' ,K
' The ' plan as now set forth in the
by-la wa provides a body of exceeding
ly wide' jurisdiction . and activities.
The provisions for; membership are
simple, practically the only restric
tion being that the application may .be
rejected -, by three rotes out of the
twenty-one directors.'; The admission
fee and dues are comparatively smalL
" The activities of the chamber ara
to be1 -carried on through standing
committees as follows:
- Executive. .
Finance and Audit
Trade. Commercial and - Industrial
Agriculture. . " ,
County and Municipal Affairs
Public Finance, Taxation and in-
Public Health and Sanitation. j
Charities and Social Welfare.
.Reception and Entertainment
The by-laws have not been entirely
decided upon by the special Joint
committee, but the plan as published
below may be taken as practically
that which will b reported favor
ably and Will in all likelihood become
the basis of the organization of the
Greater Chamber of Commerce:
Article I Name and Object.
Section 1. The" name of this associ
ation is the Greater Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce.
Section 2. The object of this assr-!
ciation shall be to advalfce, foster and
encourage the domestic and foreign j
(Continued on page 13.)
Regal Motor Cars
2 Two passenger
2 Four passenger
1 Five passenger
Call and Inspect ,
H. E. HENORICK, LTD.
Merchant & Alakea, Phone 2648
SHOW IfllWSE SCOPE
rThere will be no commercial body
Mclherpy, liiarles JBota M:
Smith, E. A. Berndt, L. Tenney 4
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"I spent the holiday season on the
coast, my mission being that of pleas
ure more than business this time,",
intimated President and General
Manager J. A. Kennedy of the Inter
lsland Steam .Navigation Company,
who -in company with Mrs. Kennedy
and "Mies Jessie Kennedy and Stanley
Kennedy, were returning passengers
in the .Matson Navigation liner Wil
helmina this morning.
? "We Certainly teL tne cold weather
that prevailed along the coast," ad
mitted Mr. Kennedy, as he basked in
the warm sunshine and surveyed the
green hills of Oahu, while the liner
Steamed to a berth at Hackfeld
"The damage wrought to the citrus
and deciduous fruitgrowers, through
out California has not been over-estimated,"
believed the local steamship
man when asked concerning his ob
servation of the effects of the recent
In tne opinion of Manager Kenne-
dy, disengaged vessels on the Pacific
! coast are about as scarce as hens'
j teeth. San Francisco had within the
port a small disengaged tonnage. At
Columbia ' river and Ptfget sound
! ports every yessel for the Atlantic
i and foreign ports is engaged, a record
uot equaled until recently,
According to available figures,
coast shipping men are of the opinion
j that for -some time there will be no
drop in the present high charter
j rates, which are based uppn supply
I and demand.
For some months the comparison
of figures has continued to show a
healthy increase in the amount of
freight handled. Despite the prevail
ing charter rates, there is no inclina
tion to relinquish control of vessels
oy the firms holding them under
charter, it is believed this condition
will prevail at lesst until the Panama
canal is in operation.
QUOTED AT $3.48
! Alexander. & Baldwin. Ltd., received
i the following cable from New York
this afternoon: '
j "Minnesotan arrived today, 7r,8"
' tons firut half Alaskan's cargo, basis
I "'Federal and Arbuckles refineries
;i;ote basis 4.55 zor 4650 tons.
"There was a sale of 90 degree test
centrifugals that affects the basis for
Hawaiian at 3.61, Cubas for deliverv
in New iork. private sale in part to
( .in importer to complete contract.
i "Raws in positions to affect basis
' fur Hawaiian arrivals are worth ::.4S.
I '"One hundred and fifty-six Cuban
centrals grinding." .
Inspector Hall Here to Workj
Out Important Changes The
Man Who Helps Put Postal
Frauds Out of Business
Plans for reorganization of the mall
service between the Coast and the Ha
waiian Islands, resulting in an im
mense Increase in th runirt hanrilinsr
jf mail throughout the territory, are L formulating'ecommendations for
contemplated .by Harry B. Hall, in- s'ch legiilationjia will be of advan -sj.ector
in charge of the San Francisco to the Terrt ory, He seems s,tun
division. , tied by the exteit and size of the un-
Inspector Hall, who is one of the i deitaking beforejhlm.-v
best-known men in the postofflce de -
partment. arrived on the Veiltura yes-
tevdy and will be here until February
5, when he will return to the coast
on the Sierra. He is In charge of the
work throughout Arizona, Nevada,
Celifornia and the Hawaiian islinds.
various- features, of, poatofflce work'irent of Governor Frear The presl -
WVJLCO U1U1 1ULU UiaUJ KUCi DiftlCD.
particularly up and down the Coast. A end sent in the .nomination immediate
veteran postal ' official, he is known jb' after Congresa.convened December
throughout the country not only as an
emcient organizer and fine executive,
but as a terror to the evil-doers who
attempt to carry on their get-rich-qt;.-ckv
schemes by the use of Uncle
However, said Mr. Hall with a smile
tltis morning In response to a question,
he is not here In the pursuit of male
factors, but to see what can be done
I tout giving Honolulu and Hawaii bet
ter mail facilities.
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"You can state positively that the
berthing of the China at Alakea wharf
after sun-dewn on the last visit of the
liner from the Orient had nothing
whatever to do with my resignation
from the service," insjsted Captain
Rodger1 Allman, a passenger in the
Matson Navigation steamer Wilhel
mina, in reply to the report circulated
to that, effect.
"I expect to remain in the islands
for some time," continued Captain
Allman,- . who for fourteen years
has been identified with the Pacific
Mail Company. . and but recently
stepped down from the command of
the intermediate liner China. ;
"1 do not care to speak of my mis
sion here at the present time," he
In certain government circles today
it was stated that the belief is that
Captain Allman has come here on a
special mission connected with the
smuggling of opium. The skipper
himself utterly declined to discuss thl3
phase of his visit, nor would he give
a hint of the object that brought him
back ' to Honolulu so soon after re-
WIFE COMES FROM THE COAST TO
TESTIFY AGAINST HER HUSBAND
T!Vlrvir o- tho arrival nn thp Wllhfil-
mina thk. morning of Mrs. Theresa '
CtonU on ! ' 1 c YMrtrln a Sr nrnn nf
VJ IVt IA Li A 'I .OP v vu( , am ' - - - v
San Franci t and their Interveiw Jwife and sister substantiated the, the
vith Uniteii States District Attorney j ory. that Steele was. living in Honolulu
R. W. Breckons the latter announces under the nom de plume of Clark,
his belief that he has sufficient in-! Mrs. Steele explained that she and the
rriminaiintr evidence to Drove J. V. man's mother had been in communica-
SIppIp. alia Jpssp Clark, the former ,
btreet car conOictor guilty of a statu-:
tcry offense wiich will tend the latter J
13 prison for
That Jesse ( lark, the man known
in Honolulu and J. C. Steele, who ma: -!
ried Miss Theif sa Sclaroni in San
l'ran?isco a nur.-.'.sr of years ago, are
cue and the same person Breckons is
In fact, when .Mrs. Steele, his San
Francisco wife, and her sister came off .
the Wilhelniin tr.is
Sciaroni assert. rhc recognized bfPip
standing on the pier. He made no
effort to identify himself to his rela
tives however. They were escorted
fiom the vessel by federal official?
Both will rmain here until January 27.
when the affair will be placed before
the grand jury
So sure is the d strict attorney 01
00 buic is iic .
thp Ktrpne-th nf his evidence mat ne
' issued a new warrant for Steele's ar-'
' rest this morning, charging him with
! adultprv The man's former arrest
wag on a charge of bigamy and he
Ivs as released on $1,000 bail, but this
I De changed today and Breckons
urge a much higher bond, which
Steele probably will be unable to get
and will thus compel him to remain in
TO REPORT OH
Magnitude ofcTask of Wading,
Through Evidence Stag-
By C. ALBERT
Special Stftr-BoUfUn Correspondence
WASHINGTON. CU Jan. l0.-Sec
n CU.I.U k . . JIa t
report of his Investigation in Hawaii
l After returning from Honolulu to
this country Secretary F'sher prep;.ed
a hrief report qtnQtrning his inquiry
ito the administration of Governor
1 lear, based on hargec preferred by
j Delegate Kalaniaaaole. 'This he for -
! warded to President Taft. then In Bevj
erlr. rprommendliie : tile rn-annoin.t r
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It was then anrtonrced by Secretary,
Fisher that after he received a tran
script of the testimony taken before
him In Hawaii he would arrange an
elk borate repor In addition,
made suggestiona along various lines
for the betterment of the Islands and
tl.e increase of prosperity.
The transcript came along early In
December. The j Secretary - said he
would have his report and recommcn j
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signing from the Pacific Mail service,
11 is mnieu uuti pviu aiuuku,
who is now succeeded in the China by
uapiain ans inompson. may ai BO far as given out at preseht will
future time align himself with the inciUde the following: H.V.' Patten,
coastwise' service. Allman, althongb cashier of the First Bank of Hilo;
a young man, Is known as one of the Charles F. Wood, vice-president of
most efficient navigators out of San the Breakwater Company; D. EMett
Francisco. Before taking command gert local manager of the1 Breakwater
of the Cnina hevwas in charge of the company; Attorney Cirt-S: Carl
liner City of Panama, and disting- smith, Manager C. E. Wrigtiti of the
uished himself by saving that vessel Volcano Stables; L. S. Conness, editor
from certain foundering nearly a year o tne Hawaii Herald; W. H." Johnson,
ago. Before that he .was chief officer manager of the Hawaii-Herald: Col.
of the Korea ai$d well known, to per- Sam Johnson, manager of th Pahoa
soris crossing tHe Pacific. Mill Co. : Other names I will : probably
Allman begant hia maritime expert-
ence by propel Bug & raft about the
bay. He is ond of the few self-made
skippers, and his rise in the profes
sion from the time he became a com
mon sailor to his command of a big
ship was due entirely to his own ef
forts. Captain Thompson, who takes over
the destinies of "the China is declar
ed one of the best navigators on tbe
(Continued on Page 4)
Mnfin.m0nt until hia ra is ratiprt in
In tho r interview with Krprknnsf tflP
tion ever since he came to the islands,
always sending his mail addressed to
"J. C. Steele, Lockbox No. 755, Hono-
inis lnrormauuu was cuuniuieu
thirty minutes later when a receipt
was found at tbe local postoffice
showing J. C. Steele had rented a lock
box there in 1911 and still retained it.
Mrs. Steele said his use of the name
Clark was not a new feature. During
a part of his residence at San Fran-
cisco he had traveled under that cog
nomen. to avoid irouoie wun ine
streetcar unions and strikebreakers
during the trouble there he had gone
into the traction service under the as
sumed name, and was known to all
the streetcar men there as Clark.
W hen Le came down here his recom
mendations from the company's offi-
j cials of San Francisco bore the name
f'lorlr thim virttiallv rnmnellin tr him
to continue its use in his new job.
As yet the district attorney has been
unable to confirm the suspicion that
Steele, or Clark, has more than the
two wives already thought to have
been found. Mr6. Steele's statement
that he is receiving mail from his
mother under the name of Steele
would seem to indicate that this is the
family title and true name.
Puts Ban On
1 iTesIdent-elect needrew nflsoa ;
Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence J
HILO, Jan. 20. The; Final irrange-
ments for the incorporation - of -the
HIIo Traction Company,' a the street
car organization for the jtocLuse'. will
I be - caller - are ' practicalV v completed
nndtbiticie'Of "tmiorporatiptt will
be filed In the near futtra:, T be capi
tal stock has beeh. decided 'jipon at
' llOO.OOO-with the privilege, of increas
ing to 1500,000, and it is expected that
ail this will be taken in tbe territory
and the; ; larger part in the . city of
Hilo. An issue of bonds will probably
be made to complete the financing of
the concern. . - , .
The incorporators of the . company,'
,e added before the papers are filed.
! Arrangements are being made at
tbe present time to bring down a
(Continued on Page 2)
That the old Spreckels will case,
involving property on the mainland
worth $10.000.0b end $500,000 worth
of property in Honolulu, and which
j has been undergoing bitter litigation
IU WW auu can r ituaiotu wu i.
since 1908 will be reopened and
threshed all over again was made
practically certain this morning when
Circuit Judge H. Ei Cooper entered
judgment in accordance with his de
cision of January 9, involving the Ha
waiian holdings of the estate.
He gives John D. and Adolph B.
Spreckels, the plaintiffs, right to
share immediately in the ownership
of the Honolulu real estate. Attorney
D. L. Withiugton, counsel for "the heirs
under the will, immediately filed
notice of appeal to the supreme court
of the territory and the court gave
its approval to the $1000 bond re
quired for the appeal.
Withington already has announced
that if the higher tribunal sustains
Judge Cooper's findings he will carry
the case to the United States supreme
court If it does not. Attorney Ft. B.
Anderson, counsel for John D. and
Adolph B.. will appeal.
While the dicision applies only to
the Hawaiian property and the ulti
mate court would be unlikely to re
view the California supreme court in
matters of state law. yet in arriving
at its own finding the U. S. supreme
court must interpret the will, and if
its interpretation differs from that of i
the California court there is strong i
probability tuat tne entire case would j
be reopened in California. j
The important feature of the judg
ment entered this morning, and to
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S I 111! h UAL m
jr m w - n w w w
spoils system m m :
President-elect, Acting ;G6wmbr r
New Jersey, Declines to Remove I?
publican Commissioner of Labor "L
cause This Man Has Made Good"-
That justice Alone Shall.be" His Gu!.
In Appointments-Action Shoe!: to Hi:
gry Office Seekers All; Over
Gountry Democratic t Lab or Lead . :
, TRENTON, New Jersey, Jan. 21-New Jersey Democracy "tadjy I q .;
ering from a body blow dealt by no )sa a person than the President-tic
and, present governor of the stats, Woodrow Wiltoru In efftct VYCssn I :
declared himself , as unalterably opposed to the spoils system cf runnir : -administration
and has come out for clean-cut busineis. method 1 In cv:,-. -ment,'-1
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In fact, he today declined to remove ,the Republican ' ctrr.nht'zntr cf
labor of the State and to appoint as his successor, a Democrat!) ii-tr I:
er, who stands hlah injthe councils of the party in New J:rx:y, t:: ,
being most Influential in the labor union circles. In ref-il.-j ta r:
the incumbent and appoint another man, Mr. Wilson CtzUrtd t.vit :
could "see no reason for the move other than a purely p:!it!cit c-:. :
the present of fee holder; has made good In every reipect. He J l 1
effect that the spoils system snail not have place In his adminltratl:n ;
concluded by saying that "Juatlce and not gracefulness shall sui-a r-.; i
niy distribution of patronage.'.. ; . . ; , . . .. '
; The plans of the President-elect for the coming Inauguration hivs 1
completed far enough to enable him. to announce that he will re ;i f
the governorship March $ and win travel to' Wathln;tcn In an c:
coach,! on one of .theegular trains. It Is reported that offrs c f r - :
and even special. trains have neen made him,. but that he hit rt . :J t
CONSTANTINOPLE Jan. 21. Moit marked hi the feeHr j tz-z t T
Key will accede to the demands made upon her by, the p:w: i i-J t' .
lies.' .It. Is generally f believed :that the Great Power will ref-se tz p:
the allies to resume hostilities on the ground that they have won a.'l t
they could hope to wln and that further shedding of bto6d would ci t . .
fesa.'. :::r--yy.x 'a' - ; ' . ' "
Ifrom London that Turkey relinquish only that portion of Adrfanople t p;:
(ent occupied by the Christians, while retaining the part of the city r;-
garded by the Mussulman as sacred Is meeting with much favor here. T: 2
Christian world appears to have found It difficult to understand why Tur
key clung to the city.- The fact is that second only perhaps to Mecca, A-i-anople
is one of the most sacred cities under the rule of the Cttar.:-.
There lie buried the bodies of many of the; most famous sultans and X"r z
feeling: in official circles was that Islam 1 , would not tolerater Its abandon
ment.' 0,-:. y t yy:.y--l ;:Sv .v' sKs:' v - - : '.
' This feeling, however, it is now pointed ; out, r applies to' the; so call: J
Turkish quarter of the city only. -It is there that the mosques and tomti
of the dead are situated. For the rest the a,verag Turk does not cars
what happens to It. It is filled with Christians. It la believe that there'wlM
be little difficulty In making arrangements for the occupation of the sacred
portion of the city, and turning over of the remainder 'to the allies to t
held by them jointly. v : --; . - '; . r ;' . i ,
" tAss4Ated Pr. Cable!;. .w"' , . '
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Jan. 21.--Colima, the great volcano some miles
from this city. Is in active eruption. The shocks as the violent explosions
that for a day have been shaking the mountain at frequent Intervals can
be felt here plainly, resembling the tremor of a violent earthquake, 1 -
Thousands have been forced to flee' from the , surrounding country,
which Is being engulfed in vast volumes of suffocating gases. But tittle
lava hasy been reported II owing as yet, but the' fall of hot. ashes Is lars
and steadily increasing. It is feared
rural districts, of which.no reports
ment of the city is sending out rescue parties and the Americans ar help
ing in every possible manner. The sky is overcast as though a thunder,
storm was about to break over the city, and the people ' are filling the
churches. f ' ' " ';r' V :i
(Associated Press Cablel , V, v
SAN. FRANCISCO. Jan 21-The U. S. 8. Annapolis has received orders
to hasten to Mexican ports as soon as possible and-to join the cruiser Den
ver in protecting American life and' property, said to be In grave danger at
the hands of the rebels In the southern republic Dispatches from Mex
ico City declare that the disorders are continuing and they . are becoming
widespread. The government, it is said, is utterly finable to cope with th
situation and is making no effort to meet the danger confronting foreign .
residents in the country. Washington today ordered v gun'ooat to Vera
Cruz, to care for the Americans driven from their homes In the. Interior ,.
Root Argues For Free Canal ;
Asaoclated Presa Cabll . K
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 In a really Impassioned address before the sen
ate today. Senator Root, of New York, argued in favor of his amendment to,
the Panama canal bill passes at the extra session of congress. - Mr. Root
declared that "we hold our property rights in Panama not for ourselves
but in trust for all civilization." He pointed to the provisions of the -Hay-Pauncefot
treaty and asserted that the. present law violates thsm
shamelessly. He urged arbitration of the dispute between thla country
and Great Britain over the question of canal tolls and wound up by declarv
ing that our "authority in tne canal zone Is based solely Un the principle ;
of neautraiization and the giving of equal terms to all." ,,
Millions For Big Fair ...
Associated Press Cabll '. '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The House, committee on appropriations -today
by an unanimous vote decided to recommend to congress the approprh. v
ation of two million dollars for the Panama Fair, tor be .held In. 8an Fran-- ,
Cisco in 1915. It is more than likely that the measure will pass. . -.. ;V.y
that many deaths have occurred in the
have as yet been made. 'The govern