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Shin jo Maru, Aug. 3
For 8. F.i
, Manchuria, Aug. 8.
From Yanceure ri
Marama, Aug. 14.
For TancoBTf r j
Makura, Aug. 13.
Kvening Bulletin, Eat. 1882. No. 5309.
Hawaiian 8tar. Vol. XX., No. 6350.
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Star-Bulletin's Suggestion of Arbi
tration Meets ApprovalCham!,
ber jot Commerce Offers Services
of Mediators-Both Sides Will
ing to Consider
This Paper Today Publishes Letters With
History of Controversy From Beginning
Deadlock in Steamer Service Still Complete
, Arbitration of the Inter-Island strike Is in sight.
WiUC another day of deadlock so far as the steamers of the big com
pany are concerned, aid with the pbllc interests suffering seriously froni
delay, inconvenience and a partial paralysis cf business all over the Ter
rriVflry,v the situation baa become so acute that it was evident a plan of set-
, tjement tnust be solved. i . , . .' ';,
P,vThe Star-Bulletin : today brought;, the suggestion of arbitration before
s fepresqntativeg both, of theVlnter-Island company and the striking mas
ters aM;matG&v,Uwa broached purely as a .question of public poljcy
without an , Interest in 'either side, of the controversy
i :'t; The Butgeslionl was received in a ispirit of (fairness by both sides and
' s this paper's ; representatives were assured, that (Consideration will be given
: 1he plans suggested. '. j . .- '.
rwo metnoas oi. arDitrauon:nave
matfer Into the courts- in an, action brougjlrtrby the strikers againstthe
, back pay thdlajmsRueitte fJbythtafcM lalrlheir
differencei befbh a-board M-irbltefv or even1 befdre "bne-arbftgf Tf oth
-y. could agree upon a single IndlvlduaL' - - -v .. r
. There ,'ls a feeling generally' that the matter '4of 'arbitration may come
; to a.(had,tpnigh.t,0 early tomorrow ad? that ittoe-deadidbk will be endeQ
..s shortly thereafter.; ; , u fsV9d xi .? .- ' ",;
The : InteMslandJ Steam Navigation
v Cotipany andfth striking vessel maa
ters ana tnates-continue to -remain
& complete 'deadlock ; today. A fleet
of a dozen coasting steamers now at
the port are Idle, but with steam up
can be made, ready to sail at but a
few hours notice. .- Skippers and .of :
fleers to the ' number of fifty; stand
firm in their determination, that they
will not. return to their jships 'until
sUch time as the company compiles
with the demands ;et - forth in their
ultimatum from Harbor No. 54, under
date of July 29th, In which the Inter
: Island Company was notified that un
: less . the matter of overtime to , cap
tains and mates was paid as demand
ed, bx; Monday, August 6th, all of
ficers affected by . the order "would
tender their resignations.
The steamship company is equally
determined ..that the overtime of ten
dollars demanded by masters of ves
sels for work- performed' on Sundays
and holidays apply to, special trips
Neglect to Place Danger Lights
Styled Criminal Care
s lessness v
Failure to mark a deep ditch now
being' dug at Beretania and Punahou
streets for the Honolulu Gaa Co..
, with danger lights last night, caused
A Machino of Economy
Corner Merchant and Alakea
oeen suggesteo. . une.is to carry the-
only, and points wit that such etra
U-otepentton Ida peenf ft fdgtte T nd
all naswen-i)ai(i 'eating "from January
1st, 1907.
" Little or no prdgress was made this
morning in the attempt to conduct
Negotiations towards a satisfactory
Settlement of. the differences existing
between the steamship company and
the retiring skippers and mates.
'Meanwhile freight and passenger
business between Honolulu and the
regular ports of call on the Islands
of Hawaii, Molokai, Kauai and Lanai
is stagnate, and few consignments of
United States malls have been for
warded by means of steamers owned
and operated outside the Inter-Island
Company.' J
Arbitration Now footed.
Talk of arbitration was rife atong
the waterfront ' and in the business
district of the city this morning.
.When; the matter was brought to
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four automobiles to drive into the
cut and come to sudden stops, jarrins
their occupants but not otherwise in
juring them as far as can be learned.
The ditch in question is two feet
and a half "deep and is being dug for
a pipe line. At the intersection of
the streets named, it crosses 20 feet
of the thoroughfare and last night
was not visible to a I person, in a ve
hicle, until after the electric light on
the corner was turned on. William
N. Patten, manager of Arlejgh & Co.,
was one of those who drove into it
last night.
"The carelessness displayed by
those responsible for the ditch might
have cost some one's life," he saia
(his morning. 'I drove into it about
7:30 o'clock last night before the
light on the corner had been turned
on. There was a lantern to mark the
ditch on the other side of the road
but none at all to show the one jut
ting 20 feet into the roadway. I hit
it with a jar that rattled my teeth.
1 was going slow at the time, which
was fortunate. 1 saw by the tracks,
that three other autos had crashed
into it. I notified a mounted police
man that there was no light at the
ditch and he thanked me and passed
on. When I returned some hours later
he had not acted on my suggest ion.
"In my opinion such carelessness
is nothing short of criminal and 1
should think injury to persons or ma
chines sustained because cf such neg
ligence would supply a strong basis
for a suit for heavy damages against
those responsible."
8 8
8 . August 8th, 19J2. 8
8 Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 8
8 Sir: In this morning's issue 8
8 of the Pacific Commercial Adver- 8
8 tiser the statement is made that: 8
8 "A special meeting of the di- 8
8 rectors of the Hawaiian Sugar 8
8 Planters' Association was held 8
8 in the Judd building yesterday 8
8 afternoon early and resolutions 8
8 passed to emphatically support 8
8 the stand taken by the Inter-lsl- 8
8 and company." 8
8 I will thank you to permit me 8
8 to make it publicly known that 8
8 this statement of the Advertiser 8
8 is absolutely false. The trustees 8
8 (not "directors") of the Hawaii- 8
8 an Sugar Planters' Association 8
8 held no meeting yesterday after- 8
8 noon, or at any other time, to 8
8 discuss the stand of either the 8
8 Inter-Island Steam . Navigation 8
8 Company or the captains and 8
8 mates concerned in the present 8
8 dispute; nor has any reference 8
8 to that dispute been made at any 8
8 meeting of the trustees. 8
8 Yours faithfully,
8 (Signed) F, M. SWANZY, 8
8 President, Hawaiian Sugar 8
8 Planters' Association. 8
8 8,
8 Another Denial 8
8 Editor Star-Bulletin: 8
8 The statement, in this morn- 8
8 ing's Commercial Advertiser 8
8 that "A special meeting of the'8
8 Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Asso-8
8 elation was held In the Judd 8
8 Building yesterday J. afternoon. 8
8 early and resolutions passed- to -8
8 emphftticAlly. support the ; stand. 8
8 taken by . the. Jnter-Island :Com- 8
8 pany. Amopg , those present at 8
8 theimeetlng were Ww, 0.i. Smith.. 8
8V.A. Schaefer, W. Lanz, E. D.. 8
8 Tnney, , John : Waterhouse,t8
8 Charles R. Hemenway and As- 8
8 sistant - Secretary Warren' is 8
8 without , foundation.! rThere-. was 8
8 ho-r-special meeting of the Ha- 8'
8 waiian Sugar Planters' Assoc!- 8
8 atjon yesterday afternoon, but 8
8 there was a regular meeting in 8
8 the forenoon and the matter of 8
8 the controversy between the In- 8
8 ter-lsland Steam Navigation Co. 8
8 and the masters and mates was 8
8 not mentioned or in any way al- 8
8 luded to. 8
8 The Association has taken no 8
8 part whatever in this matter. 8
8 (Signed) W. O. SMITH, 8,
8 Secretary Hawaiian Sugar Plant- 8
8 ers' Association. 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
"I believe that arbitration 8
would settle the strike, and that 8
an agreement to arbitrate would 8
see the vessels going jout in fif-,8
teen minutes," is the statement 8
of Captafn AVni. Howe, U. S. In- 8
spector here: 8
"1 am very heartily in favor of 8
arbitration. It seems to me the 8
controversy could be settled 8
through arbitration in the courts, 8
and it is certain that the matter 8
should be settled as soon as pos- 8
sible for the sake of the public." 8
Capt. Howe has been given 8
copies of the correspondence be- 8
tween the Inter-Island Company 8
and th& mates and captains. He8
said today that he has not yet 8
come to any conclusion as to 8
whether he can revoke the li- 8
cense of the captains and mates 8
for failure to take out the steam- 8
ers. 8
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Local G. A. R. Refuses to Pay
Increased Charge for
Care of Lots
Because the Oahu Cemetery Asso
ciation has increased its charge for
caring for the graves of old soldiers
in the G. A. R. lots at Oahu cemetery
from $12 to $48 a month, it is possible
that grass and weeds will be permit
ted to grow over the graves unless
friends of those buried there take
care of them, for the local G. A. R.
has refused to pay the increased as
sessment. Members of the G. A. R. claim that
the increase in charges is out of all
proportion to the work performed by
Japanese Agent's Secret Mis
sion Revealed After His
Apparent Intention to Secure a
Modification of "Gentle
man's Agreement"
Discreet and moderate resumption
of Japanese immigration to Hawaii
Vjuj the real object of the visit here
of Hon. Tokichi Tanaka, .of the Nip
pon consular service, according to a
report that leaked out several days
ago, has been confirmed in a number
of quarters.
Mr. Tanaka came here, it is stated,
to look over labor conditions and it
was stated also that he had come' to
investigate the duality of citizenship
of Japanese already commente'd upon
in an interview Jie gave the Star-Bui
The fatal illness of the Emperor,
Mutsuhito, upset his plans for a long
er investigation and he sailed for
Japan a few days ago with his work
unfinished. On the night of his sail
ing, . the story first got out that he
had been working with utmost cau
tion on a plan to enlist the planters'
association for a resumption of Jap
anese immigration of laborers. - This
plan, it is said, was to. have been
tully laid before the sugar planters
'of Hawaii, and had already been
broached in a carefuV'way.
Under the; present "gentlemen's
agreemht?j (which? --rptverns1 the immi
grant, relation r i of Japan "and the
United States no- more i laborers are
being permitted fo emigrate 'to Uncle
Sara's territory. This gentlemen's
agreement of course would have 'had
to the modified, and any modication
Involves a delicate : situaftioa. The
iinpertance of Tanaka's overtures' in
thi8 .dlrection ia warranted by the dip
lomatic manner in s which he brought
the: subject up while here.
Big Question Involved.
Among those who knew more or
less definitely of what Mr. Tanaka
was doing, the feeling has prevailed
that if Japanese emigration to Ha
waii were to be resumed, even on a
slight, scale, it would mean a deep
seated change in Japanese policy, and
that the whole question of immigra
tion of the Nipponese into the United
States might be reopened.
' Just how far Mr. Tanaka's work in
this direction has gone is not known
even yet. One channel that might
lead to the planters was tried with
out success an overture being met
with the statement that Japanese
lrbor immigration here is no longer
tb: be thought of.
According to what Hon. W. O.
Smith, secretary of the association;
taid on the matter yesterday, Mr. Ta
naka was investigating the prospects
for more Japanese immigration
while here, but proceeded about the
business with such roundabout diplo
macy that the planters received no
definite proposition . from him either
to entertain or to reject. Whether he
would have come to the point of sub
mitting any concrete proposal bad he
not been suddenly recalled on ac
count of the fatal illness of the late
Emperor can only be guessed at.
"Mr. Tanaka called on me," said
Mr. Smith, "and I had a short con
versation with him. I gave him let
ters of introduction to some of the
agents and managers of plantations.
Didn't Come to Point.
"Without' making any definite pro
position about the introduction of
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the cemetery association employes.
They say that the association merely
cut the grass in the lots once every
two or three months and that this
work can be performed in two hours.
In speaking, of the matter this
morning, W. I. Eaton, a member of
the Post, said: "We will not pay the
increased assessment. The cemetery
association raised it without warning,
sending us notice to the effect at the
close of July and stating that the new
rate applied from the first of July.
"The increase is out of all propor
tion. If it had been doubled it would
have been high enough, but when it
was quadrupled it was more than we
could stand. On behalf of the Post a
reply to the notice was sent to the as
sociation saying that we would pay
the old rate but no more."
1110 HASN'T
Committee to Hold Last Ses
sion Tonight and Report
Businessmen Not. Given An
swer to Six Queries on
Cupid's Attitude
No reply from Delegate Kuhio to
the six queries propounded to him by
a subcommittee of the business men's
committee had been received up to
this afternoon, and the committee
faces the possibility that it may, re
port tomorrow to the business men s
mass meeting without having received
any answer from the man who wishes
to head the Republican ticket in the
fall campaign.
The meeting is to be held al 3
o'clock on the 'roof garden of- the
Young Hotel.
All businessmen of Honolulu, irre
spective of political party, are invited
to attend. The meeting is called by
E. I. Spalding, president of the' Cham
ber of Comemrce, and chairman of
the businessman's meeting . which
launched the movements
The business men's committee held
a meeting this morning and another
will be held tonight, and there is much'
work to be done at tonight's meet
ing. According to report today, .there Js
a possibility that no names will be
suggested for sheriff and deputy sher
iff, as well as none for delegate :but
this report could not - be r given any
confirmation and 'Is not to be regard
ed; as finaL ; Ay
t In it endeavor to get froni. the : del
egate a statement as to- his.fettftud
.Messrk. J. M: Dowsett and 'A. I C&s-
tle,r as a sub-committeei .put ' tti Ku
tfnfta ''Ua Vfff
gskfid as 'to the elimination Of the
Kuhio-Frear controversy - from ' the
fallrcampaign, his own Intentions ol
running independently If' he failed' to
receive- the Republican 'endorsement,
end he was also asked if he would
endorse and ' support the Republican
ticket in case he should not be nomi
nated. He was asked as. to his atti
tude on the tariff, as to his attitude
on immigration here, and as to what
he means by "more liberal land laws"
in his complaints against the pres
ent administration.
One question up before the com
mittee is whether or not the names
if suggests for office should be, those
of Republicans only or whether the
committee should attempt to support
a non-partisan movement This ques
tion is still unsettled, according to
the Star-Bulletin's information 'today.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Wilder and two
woman friends of Mrs. Wilder were
thrown from an automobile at Lewers
road and Kalakaua avenue yesterday
evening when an automobile driven
by James Pierce and containing two
men rounded the corner at a high rate
of speed and crashed into the Wilder
No one was hurt. A. H. Dondero,
Robert Catton ana Mrs. Haynea were
in the vicinity riding in their respec
tive automobiles at the time of the
accident, and they took care of the
ladies of the party, who were badly
frightened, while Mr. Wilder made an
investigation of the damage done.
His tires were cut. the tail light,
fender and body of the machine
smashed. Pierce skilled for three
hundred feet before he was able to
stop his machine, which struck the
Wilder machine at an angle.
Wilder, headed for town, had turn
ed into Kalakaua avenue at the time
the accident happened, and had
stopped his machine in order to get
out and assist Mrs. Hanyes, who was
at one side of the road, in cranking
ber car. Wilder stopped on the right
side of the road and was bit by
Pierce's machine just as Wilder was
about to get out of his car. Pierce,
it is said, admits that he was going
at least twenty miles an hour.
Mail for the mainland will depart
with the sailing of the Pacific Mail
liner Manchuria at 10 o'clock tomor
row morning.
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Lodge-Bristow Bill Turned Down
by Conferees of Lower House--Underwood
Against It : f
, I Special Cable tO; Star-Bulletin) '.' r ;l.r
, WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 8. Tne Houte membtn of the conftrtnea
committee on the sugar bill have served notice on the Senats that thsy
will not accept the BritowLodge bill.'. which It ths measure that paxssi
the' Senate. Representative. Underwood, leader of the. House majority says
that this bill does not meet ths ldeass of the House.
m i mum m
Hayti's Hjp;
PORT AU PRINCE, Haytl, Augutt
has perished in a fire which destroyed
caused by an explosion t)f, the powacr
Canal Bill Fkht Center
-. . . . ' lABsociated Prvse cabl : v . . - , '
v WASHINGTON, D. Aiigust; 8.-Th amendment - of Senator V;;
liams to the Panama Canal 'Blltto.pemitcforelgn-bulltVfand Arr.tr:; -n-vyn'ed
ships the same privileges as coastwise steamers In using th3 c--.:l
iea snips tne same privileges as coastwise steamers in using ir? c :i
( today defeated by a. vote of 33 to 10..-An amendment wai ai;;'.: J t
er th' totfsl ;bf ships ; passing Ithro Ugh ,the canal in, ballaxt, that i:, r : :
ylng a cargo. : -i. .'In.-'.-tu V vi ". ...
carry! i
eral; deficiency appro p.1 at lotv, bill, ca
' ,.;rr-4 Hf -Vf lAasociated: .Press ttble !-? H'l y ' f.": ;
'':r i,-r i.i in ii m mm i m . .'.' 1
: Hundrdsi Entombed :..:v 3
, fppciai, Cable
BOCHUM, GervAug.! 8rSIx hundred and 'fifty lnsr.havs tien 'i
tombed here and at feast 100 are believed dead.'
l Special Cable
I CHICAGO, I1U Aug. 8-Colontt
today notified of their nominations in
their hotels here. The Progressive l
already. Roosevelt will reach New fY
Chicago, III., August J.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
DwAiwAnnlvA XT a f lnnl lmml.
tee wai organized with Senator Dixoc
chairman, Davis secretary, Perkins
chairman' of the executive committee
otnlne". The partv Is establishing
headquarters in ,New York, Boston,
Atlanta; Ga., Chicago and Ban Fran
cisco. r'
Chicago. I1L, August 8.
George R. Carter, Honolulu.
.The report .of the rules committee
giving Hawaii, Alaska and .the Dis
trict of Columbia each a delegate to
the convention with a vote and a na
tional committeeman without a vote,
was reported to the convention and
adopted. The convention .nominated
Roosevelt and Johnson and adjournal.
The above cablegrams helped stim
ulate enthusiasm among local Pro-
Indictments Found Charge
Crime of First Degree.
Warrant for Father
Indictments charging murder in
the first degree were returned against
both Chun Kim Sut, a wealthy con
tractor, and his wife, Chun Wong
Chee, by the Territorial grand jury
this morning. This is the couple
whose child died from a mysterious
cause several -days ago. The father
was first accused of murder in the
second degree and was released on
$15,000 bail. Another warrant was
issued this morning by Judge Whit
ney for his arrest on the new and
more aeriou3 charge.
The indictment of the mother Is a
repetition of the original charge
made against her.
The grand jury. In its partial re
port to Judge Whitney, who is sit
ting for Judge "Robinson, returned in
dictments against Jhn F. Bates and
Howard C. DuTte, the soldiers ac
cused of heaklng into the pacific sa
loon on the night of July 12, charging
burglary in the first degree.
All four prisoners will be arraigned
before Judge Whitney at 9 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Press Cablel '
8, Gtru, Cinclnnatus LiConts,
the national palace. The firs was
.magazine, adjoining "the palaca.
rrylng . 5,122,533.
vt0' StatBulIetlnt V n V r V " 7
to HUr-Culletin)
Roosevelt and Governor Johnson w;ra
n Informal and simple manr.sr ti
eaders arejorganlzlng itat campaigns
orH tomorrow v : 4 , ; ;
fressives yesterday afternoon antf to-
day.:.-;, ';.., :-.
. The Progressives ate busily at
work. ' As published some days ao,
they are getting out . caapaJn litera
ture. Chairman Carter of tie-provi-sional
committee -laid today that tta
report. this morning that tha Progres
sives indorse sa plan for county ho
pltals -for,, lepcosr, is not- true. Tfca 1
Progressives believe-- in hospitals fcr
inch. -treatment. aaf well as fcr treat
ments of' tubercular i.'caaes.N bat hive
XiOt suggested ' that they be handled ;
as county-. Institutions, v
Itifprrlnir to th noaaibllltv of an
alliance between J?uhlo and the Pro
gressives, Mr. ' Carter said today: ,
"If Knhlo . should ? come Into, the
Progressive party and a majority of
that party - here' should support hltii .
he would certainly be- indorsed. To
that extent, Mr. Desha is quoting me
correctly, but contrary to the morn
ing paper, the Progressives have not -agreed
to indorse or support anyone,
Attorney .Andrews; this ' afternoon
presented argument 'why the accused
Chinaman and his wife should be ad
mitted to bail until the bearing of the
case.e He said the evidence apparent
ly is only circumstantial,; that the
prisoners are really - Innocent until
proved otherwise, that they are per
sons of. consequence In ; the Chinese
quarter, being worth In' their" own"
right nearly $60,000 and that, if they
are later proved innocent, the Impris
onment would prove ruinous to, them.
. ... .
dun iddiiic nonu CCTD A
The Philippine Orchestra from the
S. S. Manchuria wlll play at the Al
exander Young Cafe this evening from ?
6 to 8 o'clock. v- : x
A meeting of the Oaftu Central Im
provement Committee will be held at:
the rooms of the Merchants AssocIa;
tion, Nos. 45 and 46, Alexander Young
building on Friday. 8th Inst; at 7:30 "
p. m. uusmess Kepon oi. weau-uj -Day.
Reports of standing commit- .
tees and any other business that may ';.
properly come before the meeting. .
;0C C,-AuSust-The-House r today cixixi Vr, -
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