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I ' OL- XX TEN PAGES- HONOLULU, HAWAII, M) Y, APRIL 10, 1Q12 tenses." NO 6248
I rilidl IVIU I UK I nmmAtVial Koloa
WftamAAiVti. VIUI JL maw
As the first tangible factors in the
motorizing of tlio Honolulu fire depart
ment, there aro in the hold of the
'steamer Hycdes which arrived yester
day two example? of the "motor pro
polled combination hose wagon and
chemical engine," as it is called In
the catalogue of the manufacturer,
tho Seagrave Company of ColumbuB,
Theso auto engines will be landed
probably before the end of tho week,
"but there will not be any public ex
hibition of their powers until after
tho arrival of tho steamer Wilhclmi
na next Tuesday, That vessel is
bringing a demonstrator from the Sea
gravo Company to oversee the trial
iof the machines, and Chief Engineer
Thurston stated this morning that no
exhibition of tho engines would be
held before his arrival.
Probably tho order of procedure,
after tho sotting up of tho machines,
will be a trial directed by the com
pany's demonstrator and then, pro
vided everything is satisfactory, tho
taking delivery of tho engines by tho
board of supervisors, on tho advice of
the chief engineer, from the Schuman
Carriage Co., contractor for supplying
These "Seagraves" have been made
especially for the Honolulu fire de
partment. They carry 1500 feet of
hose, Instead of 1000 carried by tho
standard machine, and are fitted with
a double chemical tank. Tho object
of such extra hose and chemical ca
pacity Is to meet tho requirements of
suburban work In which these ma
chines will bo employed. One of them
will bo stationed at Central end the
other at Maklkl station.
Honolulu having already taken ac
tion, it Is interesting to note that San
Francisco is being agitated over a
proposition of motorizing its fire de
partment at an estimated cost of one
That tho local commercial bodies
should own their own home ground
and building was the expressed sen
timent of tho majority of the mem
bers of the Joint committee expressed
at a meeting held at 11 o'clock this
morning In tho Chamber of Commerco
rooms, Stangenwald building. Fol
lowing out this idea, a sub-committee
was then appointed to ascertain Just
what sites may be available for pur
chase, and to report back to the main
committee within a week. The com
mittee consists of William William
son, Honolulu Sto.ck and Dond Ex
change; O. W. Smith, Commercial
Club; F. L. Waldron, Merchants' As
sociation, and W. It. Castle, Chamber
Chairman Castle, of the general
committee, roported that ho had In
formation that It Is, or will be pos
sible within a very short time, to se
cure from the Sprockels' heirs a loca
tion on Merchant street, adjoining
the new Star office, and fronting also
on Bishop street, or on the 'site now
occupied by the Associated Garage.
The sub-committee will doubtless look
Into this matter, for, from expres
sions mado by the members, theso
I locations were considered to be Ideal.
I Tho possibility of securing tho corner
( of Aiakea and King street, from tho
' Allen estate, tho site now occupied
by the Occidental Hotel, or a corner
jon Hotel and Bishop streets, to bo
created by tho extension of Bishop
' street, will also bo looked Into by tho
While one or two members spoke
(Continued on page Four)
0AHU1RAILWAY DIRECTORS OFFER
STOCKHOLDERS 81,000,000 MELON
TO TEN FOR KUHIQ AGIST
'The shareholders of tho Oahu Hail-
' way A Land Company, Ltd., are to
xbe -given opportunity of expressing
-their views on a proposition to in-
crease, the capital stock of tho com
pany from ?4,000,000 to ?5,000,000
through tho Issuance of a stook divl
dend of 1 1,000,000, This action was
recommended by the board of direc
tors of the company at a meeting
held yesterday. A meeting of tho
Btockholders will probably be called
within tho next few weeks for tho
purpose of passing upon this matter,
and if approved th new issue of
stock will probably bo as of July
Whether or not the company will be
oblo to pay 9 per cent in dividends.
ac it has been doing for the past four
years, upon the proposed now cap!
tallzatlon, is not yet certain, and pro
bably cannot be known until next
'July 1. Eight per cent, however,
can- bo practically assured, this
amounting to $400,000, as against the
Th0 affairs of the, railroad are ie
ported to be In excellent shape, with
earnings considerably increased over
previous years. Extensive improve
ments, however, aro contemplated
which as usual will be mado from the
surplus earnings, and this nm pre
vent tho payment of additional dividends.
(Special Correspondence of the Star.l
IIILO, April 8. The result of the
primaries In Hllo and Wdiitke.t Jus
tified the efforts of Stephen Desha to'
Introduce the color lino into tho Re
publican party, tilt he men elected
are, without exception. Kullid sup
porters. There has been groat
amount of feeling aroused over lliosc
primaries, principally on account of
the Frear-Kuhto controversy, thouuh
It has been the boast of both sides.
ofllcially at least, that this disagree
ment was to be rlgoiously excluded '
from the present campaign. Dcsnito 1
all assertions to the contrary, it Is
evident to oven the least observant
that tho color line has been drawn
and that the Hawaiiuns, so Tar at
least, have been victorious. Kuhlo
has twenty-flvo delegates to fight for
his contentions, while Governor Frear
has but ten staunch men and true.
The flections passed off qulotly,
but after the voting was over thero
wore few streoMirawls, as, of course,
was to have been expected. The elec
tions at Wniakea wore something In
the natur of a surprise, for both Jim
Lewis and John Keaioha were certain
i( election and both were dumped
with a vengeance. Tho only Frear
candidate was It. W. Filler, of tho
railroad company, and he also nom
inated Dan Namhoo. Thoiich his
nominee was elected,' Filler failed to
gain sufficient support.
In Hllo there was a great Rt'rugglo
between V. H. Patten and CalJrltlha
for the fifth position, the former ioa
(Continued on Pago Ten)
Professor Sylvester, a very distln-
guiHhcU entomologist, has accepted a
comniltslon from the board of nsflcUI-
tuvo and forestry" to go to South Africa
In quest of rt parasito to combat tho
Mecfjferrancan fruit fly in the Hawaii
In the meantime Iho clean culture
and local quarantine methods are be-
tig used against tho pest with no lit
tle effect, under tho direction of Pres
ident Gilford of the board, who had
been director of the fruit fly control
work for soma hionths before lit,' ap
pointment to tho presidency.
IN ILL I NO
(Associated Press Cables to the Star
April 10. Colonel Hoosevelfs majority in Illinois is approxi
Tho majority of Chanm rilr.rk in iim tinr,,,.i . i
over Woodrow Wilson Is 140.000. The Illinois Democrats t,fnrr.t n,.
for Governor. Lawrence Y. Sherman has 30,000 majority over Cullom
SPRECKELS WILL CASE REVERSED.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10. The sunrome court rnvnri.n .i, ,ii.
of tho lower court In tho Clans Snreckels will
Spreckels Jr., and Rudolph Spreckols against Adolph and John D. Spreck
cls In the contest for $10,000,000.
FOR LOW CANAL TOLLS,
WASHINGTON. April 10. Snecla
pointeo to consider tho Panama canal toll question, has urged tho Sonato
cnnal committee to report In favor of low tolls.
STEEL TRUST PAPERS,
WASHINGTON, April lO.-Tho Federal grand Jury, which is lnvestigat
ing the destruction of Btcel trust papers. In the Government suit,, has ex
onerated the accused men. f
SHIP CAPTAIN. MURDERED.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 10. The Amorlniinn. hns nrrlvn! nf MAwnaeMn
una reports that Captain IJenson wns kUlnrf on .Tnnnnrv ? uv Tnn
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ASQUITH AND HOME RULE,
LONDON, April 10. Premier Asquith x. Inaugurate the third hqm
rulo campaign tomorrow In the Commons with n wench
BIG FIRE IN BUTTE.
BUTTE,. April 10. The business and re&ideneo
have been swept by firo at a loss of 1200,000.
sections of thia city
CARRIED OFF BY
Forty-flvo Spaniards and Portu
guese loft for tho Coast in the Si
erra this morning. According to Dr.
Victor S. Clark, superintendent of tho
territorial immigration department,
theso now emigrants aro old residents
of Honolulu and have lived here at
least a year or more.
"They aro all known to us," said
Further information was received
yesterday by H. A. Welnland of tho '
California Horticultural Doard that
tho shipment. cf sweet potatoes re
cently turned down by tho Coast au
thorities consisted of 100 sacks of
Owing to the ambiguity of tho first '
letter received by Mr. Welnland, It
was nouuieu tuat mo snipment re
ferred to had been sent from Hawaii,
as it was not known that the sweet
potato horo had been inflicted by any
"Tho rejected shipmont was infect
ed with tho sweet potato borer, which
is a nearly invislblo parasito that
works its way into tho skin of tho
root," said Mr Welnland this morn
ing. "Wo had thought that wo were freo J
from tho pest ovor horo, but ovidentl.v '
this one has doclded to come into tho 1
fold. This moans that wo shall havo 1
to go over tho potato fields with a
fine tooth comb and rigidly inspect
Dr. Clark this morning. "It is not a
c&so of contract labor agents from
the States persuading them to leave
Honolulu, but it Is a simple case of
"They como over here on the big
Immigrant ships and after living here
awhile begin to hear tales about tho
States and tho untold wealth or tho
"Consequently they savo their mo-
ney with might and main and nt tho
end of tho year tako stecrago pass
! age for tho States. They land thero
with a few hundred dollars which
they manage to get rid of.
Somo of them como back hero
again, others buy small farms In the
Northwest and remain there for th
rest of their days.
"Wo may got a wireless message
from tho Harpalion at any tlmo now
and sho Is expected to bo off port
cither Friday afternoon or Saturday
HAWAII WILL HAVE
RIVAL IN ONION TRADE
Plans nnd specifications havo boon
submitted to tho postofilco department
uy Postmaster Pratt for Increasing
tho number of lock boxes in tho Ho
nolulu postofilco. Approximately 200
boxes will bo added, tho prosont
number being 980. If tho requisition
bo compiled with tho Installation of
tho now boxes will involvo considor
able changes in tho arrangements of
thofllco. Postmaster Pratt, states
that tho business of this postofilco
is constantly increasing.
Mexico will bo Hawaii's, nearest
competitor in shipping Bermuda on
ions to tho states according to inform
ation received at tho local Terri
torial market ofllco from the Coast
"At tho present time, shipments
from tho Tamplco region begin to
move toward tho States around March
15, which is three or four weeks in
advance of tho Texas crop and also a
few weeks behind the Hawaiian on
ion," said R. D. Wall, acting superin
tendent of Territorial markets.
"ThLs year several carlor.ds of Mex
ican onions were sent to Kansas City
on March 15 and each car load
brought a higher prlco owing to the
fact that there wore no other onions1
on tho market.
"But with Hawaii turning out a two
thousand ton crop yearly beginning
next yew and with freight rates about
tho samo in both instances, tho Ha
waiian onion will have a shade tho
better of tho Mexican onion in tho
"The Mexican onion will bo Its clos
est competitor. Largo acreaee.i aro
being laid out In tho Tamplco section
by Americans, several of whom havo
h&d experience in tho Industry in
Texas before going to Mexico.
'The market for onions in tho
tales at present is good nnd tho
stock' is In good shapo at higher
prices than prevailed Iwt week. Red
stock so'd up to ?3.75 and $4 a 100
" (Continued on Pago Sovon)
CITV OF MEXICO, April lO.-Tho rebels are concentrating in Chihua-
Morning Cable Report on page five.
Yesterday afternoon on Kukui
street near Nutianu street tho San-
fords had a family jar.
So intense did tho feeling between
tho parties becomo that Oeorgo San
ford broko his wife's armf nnd tho
latter was removed to tho Queen's
Mrs. sanford states that her hus
band gavo her quite a beating. Ho
is under arrest, it is satisfactory to
Commission To Investigate
Social Evil Question
Governor Frear has been guested now. We could then get expressions'
to appoint a commission to investl-. of opinion on thn Mnf
gaio tho nctual conditions in this city,
regarding tho social evil. Tho resolu
tion, nsklng that tho governor tio so,
was passed at tlio. meeting of trio
Public Question Club, that was held
at tho homo of Judge Whitney last
"I havo thought over the matter,
and have discussed it with a n imbor
of other neonlo." snlii ti.n
this morning, "and I will communl-
cato with other organizations with a
view of calling a more cenomi mnm.
ing within two or threo weeks from I
iho governor was asked what ho
thought about tho alleged formation
of a Hawaiian hui of women, whinh
i is to I,ack P Kuhio In his "charges"
against mo territorial chief executive
"Well, I would say that thcr0 aro
twelvo to thirteen hundred home
steads that can bo taken up at a
moment's noticq They are not near
Fort street, of cotlmfv litif tViA. nM
avallnblo in many districts."
Uio governor was busy with land
mnttors nil tho morning, and ho also
had a call from James Wakefield, of
tho harbor commission.
Josoph P. Cooke, president of tho
Tnft League, referring to tho estimato
ot twenty-flvo Kuhlo to ten Frear del
egates olected on Hawaii givon bv tho
Star's correspondent, .seid tho Lcaguo
would have fourteen Instead of ton
delegates from tho big Island, and. at
all events, a safe majority in tho con
Thoro wore othor LeaKuors nrosont
at th0 interview nnd it was confidently
assorted that any rash nttemnt to in-
Ject the Kuhio Frear controversy Into
tho proceedings would bo short-lived.
Tho organization of a Taft-Knhln
headquartors was characterized ns a
movo to prevent something that no
body outside of that combination
would be guilty of, cnyway.
In Juno and July tho tax assessors
of tho four divisions of tho Territory
will begin to sell all real cstato on
which lions for delinquent taxes havo
Automobile ownors who, after Mav
15 noxt, havo not had rocelnt tans .it.
tached to their machinos by tho tnv
collectors, will bo liable to havo their
machinos pinched and sold for non
payment of tuxos.
On tho first of May employes of the
Territory and county who are delin
quent In tliolr taxes aro to havo their
salary warrants stopped unless they
como through with what bolongs to
The trustees of tho Cliainber of
Commerco hold their monthly meet
ing at !i o'clock ths nfternoou. No
mattors of especial moment aro known
to be up for consideration, but It is
possiuio that some action will bo
takon In tho matter of having tho re
port or Export Fiold, on the condition
of tho city administration, published
or studied with a vlow to having
somo ot tho recommendations adopted.
An accldont occurred at Moiiiill thin
morning about nine o'clock which sont
Io Chew to tho hospital with a brok-
Tho Chinaman was comlnc alone
tho quarry road when his wav wna
blocked by a wogon nnd ho could not
Just then a blast was oxnlodmi nt
tho Hustuco quarry, nearby, and r.on
Chow, caught llko a rat in a trap, was
smp.ihed in tho head by a largo pleco
Tho wound is only scaln deon but
this 1b in no wise duo to the careless
Tho police nr0 looking for (. w.
Leonard, for somo timo a reporter on
tho Advertlsor, who Is wanted on a
chnrgo of forgery.
It Is belloved that ho left town by
tho S. S. Sierra this morning.
Leonard, who has been drinking
heavily ot late, went to thn innn
Saloon last night nnd tondored a check
on ui0 uank of Hawnli calling for
?50 and boaring tho 'signature of Lor
tin A. Thurston.
Ho asked an advanco of ?10 on this
Tho task of getting a Jury to try
oaivntor Lopez. In tho Federal court,
oi' a charge of rapo committed on a
gcvornment roeorvution, nppoars to
bo a difficult one. This Is the third
(In.. i 1. .
', wo cuso uas ueen on, nnd at
noon today Ui0 Jury was still unse.
A special vonlre of twonty tales
men was ordorod yesterday and tho
twenty nppoarod In court this morn
ing. Hut most of them woro either
nnt m n i ! I fl ..,7
t-- ....... .w. ui ivito unsatisfactory
check, obtained Uils amount and loft to tho attorneys trying tho case, nnii
tho saloon, promising to call for tho wore excused. " l
balance this morning, tho chock bo-1 Tho stumbling block appears in h
that conviction of tho crime with
which Lopoz Is charged carries with
It tho donth penalty, which most ot
tho talosmon appear to bollovo is en
tiroly too sevoro a punishmont A
number of thorn havo stated under
oath' that. If conviction In such a
case monnt hnnglng. thoy would not
veto to convict.
Leon Straus Is attornoy for tho ao
cuscd, while C. C. Hitting represents
tho government in tho matter.
caso, tried to win him ovor to tho
nig ion with tho nronriotor of n,.
saloon to bo cashed.
This morning tho check was takon
to tho Hank of Hawaii to bo
and tho holder learned that Mr.
Thurston hnd no account thoro and
that tho signature was fraudulent.
Tho police woro notified, but hnfnm
anything could bo done in tho matter
tho Siorra had pulled out.
Leonard has a wife in Honolulu.
Ho arrived In town somo tlmo
and has boon on Intermittent mion
ovor since, notwithstanding tho fact
that Dr. Scuddor and other prominent
men Interested themsnlvoa J m.
cnurcn and treated him to tho gold
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