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Cane: 4.4!to. lb., f 88.10 per
Hoots: 14s OVi'I. par cwt.,
1102. CO por ton.
Thr mln., 6.
Har., S a. m.. J0.12.
Wind, ltn.( 9K.
Haiti, 24h., 8 a. m .00.
HONOLULU, HAWAII, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912.
AN ATTEMPT TO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O .Improvement Committee, at a meeting
,0 held yesterday afternoon In the rooms
Park strip twelve feet wide O jof the Merchants' Association, Alexan-
ln middle from King street to Oder Young Hotel building. This plan
carlino entrance. o'wlu" he reported to a general meeting
Crotons to lino sidewalks fl'of the Central Improvement Commit
along tho park stretch and car- O tee for such action as It may deem
line. ' O proper.
Ornamental archway at en- O I The width of twelve feet was a com-
trance of avenue from King O promise between the extremes of ten
Oi street, on which bougalnvlllea O
O vines will be trained. O
Such Is tho tentative plan for tho
parking of Kalakaua avenue adopted
bya committee of the Oahu Central
feet and twenty feet which have been
respectively favored by different citi
zens whoso views had been ascer
tained in -various ways. As regards
the choice of parking- tho middle of
tho road, Instead of the sides with
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Not Leave Here
It appears certain that Delegate Ka- brought to bear from Washington up
lnnlnnnnin. will not irnvo In thn Mdn-' n Delegate Kalanlanaole, it is posi-
golia tomorrow to return to his duties
tlvely asserted today, to induco him
to return as speedily as possible to
CHRISTIAN EXTENSION WILL
Tho live Chinese churches will hold
a union meeting at tho Liberty thea
ter tomorrow evening to discuss the
five phases of China's needs as met
Five prominent Chinese will ad
dress tho meeting, each one taking a
sub-topie of tho question. The Ave
sub-topics to be dlscusod will bo (1)
Chritianity in the Home, (2) Christi
anity in Public Life, (3) Christianity
in Education, (4) Christianity in
Business, (5) Christianity in the Indi
vidual. Francis W. Damon, who is in charge
of the service, has requested that the
Johnny Wilson Comes Out.
At a Democratic meeting in one of
the precincts last night, John II. Wil
son announced himself openly as a
candidate for national committeeman
of the Democrncy of Hawaii.
E. M. Watson, attorney, had been
mentioned as an aspirant, with some
backing, for this position. Since,
however, Gilbert J. Waller mado it
clear that ho had no inclination to re
tire from representation of tho party
(Associated Press Cable to the Star.)
NANKING, March 23. A bomb thrower today attempted to kill tho
minister of war, Wong Using. The minister escaped but an attache, Chen
To, was killed.
by attending. There will be special
There will bo a boys' meeting in
the Empire theater at 2 o'clock to
morrow evening which will bo ad
dressed by Bishop Restarlck; at 4
o'clock a laymen's meeting will be
held. It . will be addressed by T.
Clive Davlos. At 7:30 the Christian
Extension meeting will bo held in the
Bijou theater In order to accommo
date the large attendance.
Bishop Bashford, who arrived this
afternoon in the Mongolia from
China, is to address the meeting.
Bishop Bashford is one of tho dig
nitaries of the Methodist church and
has achieved a reputation as a speak
in Washington. There Is doubt even tho flght,ng ne for Hnwn.B lnter.
that ho will make up his mind to take eats,
tho Wilhelmina on Wednesday. Kuhlo left his residence for town
His immediate entourage in the shortly beforo noon today, but had
assault on Governor Frear'a candidacy. not got into conference with the
for reappointment are undisguisedly t chiefs of his cause up to tho tirao
worried over Kuhlo's staying away this Is written a fow minutes beforo
frnm nttnndntipR nn Cnntrress whlln tho Stnr'a nrpss hour. Pram olio of
most vital matters affecting Hawaii 'those, as well as from a member of,'11 tho national organization, it has
! i i ' n..i.it nntr,i ,mm,w, been understood that Mr. Watson
balance. Those who back Frear, like however, it is learned that the Dele-1 W0UJd "ot allow his name to bo put
those whose concern Ib mainly public ' gato's departure in tomorrow'.'? out-, onvar
Interest, are beginning to evince open 'going steamer is extremely unlikely. I Fifth of Fourth,
indignation at the Delegate's absence! It was announced late this afternoon D. L. Wlthlngton and John Lucas
from Congress to do his own politics. ' that Kuhlo would deliver an address only dissenting, the Republican Club
of tho Fifth precinct, Fourth district,
last night adopted a resolution to
keep tho Kuhio-Frear fight out of the
Territorial convention for election of
delegates to Chicago. A resolution
for an instructed delegation for Tatt
passed without opposition.' Tho res
olutions wero presented by O. C.
Mr. Wlthlngton, objecting to tho
MAINE VICTIMS BURIED.
WASHINGTON, March 23. Tho victims left In tho wreck of tho Maine
wero buried .today at Arlington cemetery. They wero brought from Ha
vana in tho steamer Bcrmlngham. There was a naval and military cortego
and an address by tho President. t '
, THE STRIKE EPIDEMIC.
PASSAIC, N. J., March 23. Nine hundred Clifton and Garfield spinners
aro on strike.
NEW BEDFORD, Mr.3S., March 23. Thirty thousand cotton operatives de
mand a ten per cent Increase of wages or elso will strlko on Monday.
Thero Is strong pressure being ' at Aala Park on Monday evening.
general public help out the meeting cr.
BRECKONS DEALS WITH EXPERTS
BISHOP BASHFORD HEREiTO- TAKE
IT IN METHODIST
Bishop Bashford's arrival makes to- nations on Wednesday,
day an eventful one for the Methodist On Thursday there was an all-day
Episcopal church conference that be-1 session, at which papers were read
gan its sessions this week. As will on "The Deity of Christ," "Tho Power
bo seen by tho Sunday services col- Jof Prayer" and "Work Among Women
umn, there will be more than one op-.and Children."
portunity tomorrow to hear the dls- Yesterday saw another all-day ses
tlngulshed preacher. His address on islon, papers being read and addresses
China, from which land ho comes di
rect, ought at the present juncture bo
of thrilling interest.
Annual reports wero the order of
business at the conference today, with
Japanese, Korean and English pastors
Pastors took the conference examl-
delivered on "Value and Work of the
Holy Spirit," "Polity of tho Church"
Among tho principal speakers at
the conference have been Rev. J. W.
Wadman, Rov. R. E. Smith, C. J. Day,
Edw. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. Zubu-chen.
ALLOTMENTS TO THE COUNTIES
OF ESTIMATED YEAR'S TAXES
Wheu asked this morning what ho its work, as regards the asaeEsmenta
thought of the $20,000,000 Increase in yesterday and, at a late hour, gavo
tho tax assessments of tho islands, out tho following figures, that rcpre
Governor Frear said that ho thought sent tho assessments for tho different
tho county people should bo very dlttrlcto:
pleased. 1011 1012
"Tho law say's that property should Oahu ? 77,288,838 f 83,020,838
bo taxed up to Its full cash value. The Maul 29.8C5.377 35,288,877
unwritten law that all persons Hawaii
thould bo taxed the same, according Kauai
to tho property they own. It should
bo fair all around, and no ono ahould
bo taxed moro than anybody else."'
Tho governor added that It tho tax
rate produces too much tho county
governments could reduco the rate
later on. A saving in running ex
penses might bo mado, and tho pro
portion for permanent Improvements
might bo Increased.
On tho new assessment basis as
computed by tho board of equalization,
tho city and county of Honolulu will
recelvo $553,472.25, which amount Is
considerably moro than that of last
year. Oahu gets two-thirds of ono per
cent of tho general assessment.
Tho board of equalization finished up
Increaso $ 20,814,145
Tho Increaso in the total assess
ments of tho Islands amounts to $20,-
814,145, and tho Increases of tho In
dividual districts aro as follow:
Kauai ' 2,430,125
The Increase In assessments Is main
ly through tho raising of land values
to what tho board considers to bo tho
(Continued on rage Eight.)
Tho Manuka site case will go 10
tho jury about 3:30 oclock this after
noon, If the lawyers finish $iclr argu
ments as soon as was anticipated at
tho time court was dismissed for its
At that time L. J. Warren wns in
tho midst of his argument In reply 10
Breckons. He stated during the re
cess that he expected to consume
about fifteen minutes moro in his
address. After that Attorney Olson
was to make his concluding address,
after which Judge Dole would instruct
the jury and commit the case to their
Most of the morning was taken up
by United States District Attorney
Breckons in his argument to the jury.
Mr. Breckons was entertaining, even
to tho attorneys opposed to him and
much of the time ho kept a broad
grin on the faces of tho jurymen, as
ho dwelt sarcatstlcally upon the qual
ifications of the witnesses for tho de
fense to pose as real estate experts.
Breckons paid particular attention
to tho testimony of R. R. Rcidford,
the star expert for tho defense. Ho
wont at considerable length Into the
testimony given by Rcidford and pro
ceeded to ridlcnlo much of it
Mr. Reldford, said Breckons, was
right: ho was always right; he In
sisted upon being right, and nobody
could persuade the gentleman that he
was not right, no matter whether he
was right or not. Nothing could
chango his opinion after ho had onco
given it. If he said a thing, It must
Then dropping sarcasm, Breckons
openly challenged Mr. Reldford's dis
interestedness. "Mr. Reldford," he
said, "was not a disinterested witness.
If he succeeded in fixing a new and
high standard of values for Honolulu
real estate In this case, h0 would be
able to wrlto back to Boston and
claim that he had established a stan
dard of values that would hold
throughout all tho Manuka site cases.
"Mr. Reldford's mind works In a pe
culiar way. I have no doubt that If,
instead of testifying for his principals
in a condemnation suit, Ao wero swear
ing to a tax roturn, Mr. Reldford's
mjind ;would work In such a way
that ho could conscientiously state
that the value of this property was
seven dollars a foot Insuad of fifteen
Breckons wont at considerable
length Into tho dotalls of Roldford'k
testimony as to valued and the' way
ho arrived at thorn, and as to rates
of discount. Then ho directed his
remarks at tho testimony of James
W. Pratt, another of the experts who
testified for the respondents.
"Mr. Pratt," ho ald, "swelled up
just a little bit when he went ov
tho stand. Mr. Pratt, you know, used
CONTROL PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 23. Tho public utilities bill has become ef
fective throughout California. Under It tho railroad commission haa full
power to regulate public utilities of all kind.
CITY OF MEXICO, March 23. Threo hundred rebels have been, routed
at Esczilon. There are eighteen dead Federals and three wounded. Chihua
hua missionaries aro lleclng.
DIED OF ASPHYXIATION.
NORWALK, O., March 23. Six people have died of asphyxiation in tho
Huron county infirmary.
U. S. BASEBALL LEAGUE.
CHICAGO, March 23. Tho completion of tho United States Baseball
to be tax assessor, so Mr. Pratt knew Peace resolution, said It mado thorn
ho ought to bo Qualified to testify more figures In a pageant, and ho
hs an expert Mr. Pratt was tho self-: wanted neither to mark tlmo nor to
appointed watchdog of the treasury, j elinnnate any matter from discussion.
Mr. Pratt was vigilant especially vig-, While so believing, he hoped there
ho no Kuhio-Frear oontrovfirsv.
J 1(1 11 k, null iiu uuiv t. ivumj itj v -
expert who has not yet received his After others had spoken Mr. With-
pay In a condemnation suit. But why , Ington said he had nothing but kindly
league is announced.
was' not Mr. Pratt as vigilant when
'Continued on Page Eight.)
feelings for Kuhlo and sympathized
(Continued on Pago Eight)
CONGRESSMAN BINGHAM DEAD.
PHILADELPHIA, March 23. Congressman Bingham,
House," is dead.
(Morning Cable Report on Page Thirteen.)
Is In Port
The P. M. S. liner Mongolia, Cap
tain Morton, from Hongkong, Yoko
hama and other Oriental ports,
The Territorial Board of Immlgra-'docked at Alakea wharf at 1:30
Tne star nas begun tne unpleasant, tlon Ig houriy expecting a cablegram o'clock this afternoon. Tho passage,
but welcome process of moving Into from London saying that tho Harpal- according to tho ship's officers, va3
Its new homo on Merchant street. Tho ion with 1400 Spanish Immigrants on uneventful and tho weather cool, but
transition period will probably cover board has arrived at Punta Arenas pleasant. Tho Mongolia brought 1947
a week or more, since it is necessary in tho Straits of Magellan. jtons of cargo for Honolulu, eleven
to derange tho business of tho office i "She must have rounded tho Horn cabin passengers and 171 Asiatics in J
as little as possible. by this time, if sho has had anywhero the stoerage. . She alBo brought forty- inspectorial staff, and tho two provl-
This morning some of tho Job near decent weather on tho Atlantic," seven bags of mail for this port. 0us examinations fnlied to provide
presses wero moved and by Monday said Secretary Ralph Kearns this There nro on board 108 through pas- capable men for tho positions.
thoy will ho set up ana running on a morning, "and wo are expecting word sengers in tho cabin, twenty-eight Dr. Pratt Is determined to get In
blg Job which will require several from her agents In London at any second-class and eighty-two steerage, telllgent men on his staff, and only
On Monday afternoon at two o'clock
an examination of candidates for po
sitions on the board Of health inspec
tor's staff will be held. The tost will
bo held at the College of Hawaii, and
tho men who tako the examination will
havo to answer written questions.
Those who got a percentage of seventy-five
or moro will bo passed.
Thero arc several vacancies on tho
weeks' work. Several now presses time now."
bought by Manager Timmons while in ,
tho East havo arrived, and aro also
being installed. :
It will probably bo another week bo
foro tho newspaper machinery proper
Is transferred, but everything Is being
got ready for this, so that when start
ed It can bo put through with the least
Tho Star's new home Is a model of
convenience. It is tho only nowspa-1
per building In tho Territory, built
for tho purposo to which It will bo put. 1
When finally settled in tho now quar
ters, tho Star will havo facilities that
aro second to none in the Islands.
besides 847 tons of through freight , those who pass the examination tests
in tho hold.
Tho passengers for Honolulu on
the Mongolia were J. Balmorl, Bishop
J. W. Bashford, N. D. Carbonell, Rov.
L E. Linzell, T. T. Abraham, A. II.
Arnott, E. W. Keating, W. G. Nowby,
W. P. Powell and J. C. Henderson.
will get employment
Dr. McCoy returned from Hawaii
this morning, and at onco started in
to work on various jobs that havo been
awaiting his arrival. Tho doctor re
ports things as going on smoothly I
along tho Hamakua district. Rata aro
being captured dally, and tests aro be
ing mado for plague germs.
"I am glad that I remained tho ex-
Public offices may now bo supplied
with a toilet necessity which will not
only completely banish tho offcnslvo
laundry bill but which will also assist
In observing tho laws of sanitation
This convenient article is a paper
Colonel Spalding was again a culler
on tho governor this morning, and tho
matter of tho lousing of the four liun-dred-acro
tract near IOapa was tnken
up for discussion. It Is quite possible
that another concern bosides tint
projected by J. O. Luttod, may bid
for tho loase of tho pineapple lands.
Tlio land Is to bo leased on the con
dition that a cannory bo established
by tho persons securing tho lease.
Tho governor said that out of tho
four hundred acreB thero nro threo
hundred and olghty acres of good
pineapple land. The remaining twenty
acres aro wasto land.
tnv week at Honokaa, as I havo gath- starrctt isn't in tno habit of receiving u ' " , BOtt "ot omy
.rod a lot of data concerning tho last gma of Ilowors from Hawaiian admlr- d r J? iTrvlnl S 7
cato that ended fatally. Tho source and so ho was a little bit sur-anBar f ca"yfi Infection from ono
of infection has not yet been traced, ZLTiMb v2e when after I anU,er' 8 ftn tho Ca8 Wher
however, and I will probably be re- n a "Ji a Xon-UtS U few COmnln tOWo1 '8 USed by manjr- In
turnlncr to Hawaii within a cunle of P! ! B ""ates the use of tho roller or
" - uuiuu cruiusj oi uK&a, jiu .uiuuu uiu:i
weeks from now." 'several largo tubs of Easter lilies.
it is tno nuent.on ot tno neaitu au
.other common towel is prohibited by
law. and in othor stntos whom a Inw
"Whnt.'n flift matter with thnKO fnl. , . .. . .
thorltles to do moro laboratory work ,,' ,wr. w " ,rauuo scuumont fl0
. . . . . ... lows up thoro? ho exclaimed. Wo mnn,i ., Mmininn ct tim
at ilonoku than has been done In tho T"0..0" ' S.e.rm'
up.it. Rats and monsooso w 1 bo ox- . ' ' " ,uiuuihK unu miucuuii carrying am 10
nmlned thoroughly, and tho tests will
bo kept up for some tlmo.
Dr. McCoy brought some specimens
in this office."
Then ho saw that tho flowers woro
addressed to him from tho Volcano
back with him this morning, and ho Houso' and woro to bo Put on sale
will work on them today. Tho plague although ho had not expected the con-
patients who, from tlmo to tlmo, havo S'Smgni
. r 1 -.1 -1 lU- ' Tho 111
DCUI1 iuuuu, uii uuutv uiu uiiiuu oywii- 1
... r . ..i i ii i. I
tons as rogard.i tlio swollon glanUs in u"' ",B "i "i iuhiiuuuuu bi uiu
the neck. It is this phaso that Is baf- othor sldo of tho Island last night
tllng tho doctors, ts no such symptom, , nnd exprossod hlmsolf as vory woll
It is Bald, haB been noticed anywhoro pleased with tho prospects for onions
It would nppoar that tho uso of
somo such an artlclo as tho paper
towol, which Is destroyed when used,
Is moro necessary in Honolulu than
In almost any city on tho mainland.
Tho markot suporlntondont returned ! The original paper towol, tflo Scot
Tissue, is boing Introduced Into tho
Territory exclusively by tho American-Hawaiian
Chief Inspector Bowman has return
ed to Hilo from the Hamakua coast
"I only saw ono flold which would
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
Tho rehearsal of tho Symphony or
chestra will tako place tomorrow even
ing at 7:30 In tho Elks' hall.
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