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Kventng Bulletin, Est 1S82, No. 5341.
Hawaiian Star, Vol. No. 6382.
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Secretary Fisher Gives Intima
tion of Possible Action
Later On
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Public utility commission control of
public service corporations in this
territory was suggested, -so strongly
and frequently by Secretary Fisher
during the course of the hearings be.
'. fore him this morning that the inti
mation seemed plain of an intention
in the secretary's mind to determine
. J very thoroughly whether . or not such
- a system Is not needed in Hawaii. .
Again' and again he referred, in his
questions put to various witnesses, to
the fact that on the mainland public
seryice commissions have been found
desirable. He even' suggested this
; morning the possibility ?f regarding
sugar mills as public utilities in Ha
' : wall. - . : ,. .:-,:,, i..
' The suggestions came naturally, as
the secretary - devoted much of . his
hearing today to transportation mat
ters. With J. A- Kennedy, vice presi
dent and general manager of the la-
ter.Island Steam Navigation Company,
in . the witness , chair, first this morn
ing. Mr. Fisher queried himr closely as
to the' operations of the company. ;
v , Mr. Kennedy during the course of
his testimony said that no complaints
; In regard to rates have reached him
and that he did.not know of any such
having "been ; made. " He declared , em-
- phaticaily that the Inte r-Island Steam j
. -, Navigation Company will hot oppose I
v a public service commission here pro-:
. Tided Jt could be assured such ft com
' mlssloffvouliba?competeht land" ten;
biased, 'and in responsetq one of Mr.
v : Fisher's quc:lions, hs said he : would
regard the taming of such a commis
; sion by the governor as appropriate,
: He .did not look upon an elective com
mission' with favor, Intimating' that
. local politics would have too much to
' do with it Replying to a question , by
. . 1 Attorney Ashford, representing ,'tbe
delegate, he declared that the opposU
V tlon of the Inter-Island In the past
'N to an extension of the interstate com
merce act to Hawaii so far as the
steamship company is concerned, arose
, from the . belief ;of the company - that
v the commission-, in Washington could
not possibly legislate wisely for condL
s tions here, knowing nothing . about
them. ' " .':.-.-A ,? ' A: A : .;. .'
Fisher's. Idea.::."",1-.
At this point "Mr. -Fisher., said:
"Isn't itN a fact Mr. Ashford, .that if
these abuses that are talked of exist
the way to remedy them is by secur--f
) lng a public service' or public , utili
ties commissions' ,' -v -:
Ashford readily, agreed to this. - .
.A little later on; .when' A. Lewis
Jr. of the Bank of Hawaii was on the
stand. Mr. - Fisher suggested the pos
sibility of treating the waters of the
' - lands as a- public utility and legislate
for' control of the waters .more fuMy.
Mr. Lewis talked at length upon
' conditions here, urging . the encour
agement - '"of ; homesteading, ; but ' he
' granted (hat there were difficulties
in the way, and he said that any real
progress can be made only by cooper
ation between the government, the
plantation and the . homesteader. Gen
erally speaking, he thought conditions
arQ no worse here than on the main
land, and he said he felt quite sure
that there Is no systematic endeavor
on the part of the plantations to
discourage homesteading.
F. G. Krauss, agronomist of the Col
lege of Hawaii, was called upon tc
tell of homesteading experiences and
his own Ideas.
: Passages at Arms.
The hearing this morning was un
eventful,' but enlivened by passages
between Attorney Ashford and Pres
ident Kennedy, in which the lattei
did not have any the m worst - of tht
exchanges with the 'sharp-tongued
lawyer. '
-At the conclusion of the morning
( hearing, Secretary Fisher announced
that th$ hearings . will ' be continued
at. 9:30 o'clock next Monday morn-
. lng. It has been expected that owing
to the fact J)f. the Territorial conven.
, tlon meeting that day, , there would
be no hearings, but' Mr. Fisher evi
dently wants to follow up his present
course pretty systematically. It
expected that A. Carter will be
called upon .next Monday.
J. A. Kennady, president of the In
terl6land : Steam Navigation Com
pany, was the . first witness called
this morning. He detailed the hold
lng of the big concern, stating finally
that it owned nothing outside the
Island of Oahu.
The dividend the last year he sale
was 8.1 per cent, and recited the fig
ures showing that : the revenues of
(Continued on page 3.)
Looks as If No Indorsement
Will Be Made To-
Robert W. Shingle today . intimated
plainly that he win not oppose John
C, Lane for the mayoralty, and with
this the result of the Repubucan
caucus called for tonight by Lorrin
Andrews antl . other Kuhlo . managers
may turn into an indorsement for
Lane. "
On the other hand, there may be no
Indorsement of any: candidate for
mayor tonight, perhaps no candidates
at all, although there is some talk
this afternoon that , possibly the su-
pervisoral ticket may be brought up.
. The Intimation of Shingle that he
would not oppose ; Lane - was made
this afternoon by Shingle in Kuhio's
office. " . : ' ' f.
The political situation, so far as
the county'5 ticketparUcularly the
mayoralty is : concerned, is badly
muddled today. " The postal-card cau
cus" framed by Lorrin Andrews has
resulted in a bitter fight among the
Republican delegates, a hundred of
whom, were Ignored, while a plajn
attempt was made to corral the other
two hundred "and fifty to do the bid
ding of Andrews and others of Ku
hio's -manageri-v V 1 '
Shingle was "asked early this morn
ing for a direct - statement C as : to
whether he -will or .will not be a can
didate for mayor, and cogitated Upon
it for several hours before giving out
his guarded views.- Even : af ; that
time. X o'clock. It ws believed' that
there would be indorsements at: the
caucus tonight, but shortly thereafter
came the word from Kuhio headquar
ters that there; will be no Indorse
ments mide. r However, it's very un
certain.- :- - v;'" ,sY':;v --'i ' -'r f; s
Eben Low today announced his can-
dldaceytoTThayor. but; whether or no
he will show strength at .tonight's
caucus Is problematical.! ,, :' .
Charles - Chlllmgwortlr,' one of ) the
Kuhio committee said - mis. afternoon
that he did ' not thtnfc thre would ;be
an endorsement, of ahy ca.ndidates;at
the caucus tonight -This matter of
Shingle has complicated matters," he
said; . r- -:.- : -.
H. ( LV Holstein will be chairman' ot
the Republican Territorial convention,
which j,- meets Monday- at the Opera
House . It's all cut and dried and has
been undergoing the maturing procest.
for the last three or, four weeks,
Af least that Is what. -' Rdtert W
Breckons, counsellor and intimate
friend of the Prince Kalanianaole, says
and he ought to know,. Laughing to
scorn the previous report that he him
self was to occupy; that exalted 'posi
tioin Breckons ths morping also . de
nied that he is slated for, chairman
of the Republican central committee,
giving as his reason an excess of offi
cial labor that will fall on his should'
ers about tine first of next month
when the twol last Mahuka site con
demnaton cases must be taken up in
federal court . -
Believed To Be'Jglanner for Re
publican Territorial
A law to prohibit the renewal of
corporate control of land on which
he existing leases of the corpora
tions expire, or to prevent that cor
poration from again acquiring control
after the tracts ,have been once given
over for homesteading purposes, Js
said to be one of the important sug
gestions that will be made by Robert
VV. Breckons at the coming Territo
rial Republican convention, as a plank
in that party's platform.
Other suggestions, which Breckons
admits he wiir make to the conven
tion, and are believed to stand a very
large chance of adoption by ihat body,
since it is generally admitted that
Breckons is virtually at the head of
the machine that will control the
convention, are as follows:
' A Territorial legislative, enactment
I simm quit we mum mm
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Secretary Fisher will be asked to De
pi esent r -t, - i-:
As was MriAfttpd . bv ihav Rptmhllran
ledersln Honolulu, -the "delegates to
tme, Territorial! convention,; which
meets .next - Mohdty morning, arrived
today In the steamer Mauna Kea. Pro
minent, among them was Hon. H. L.
Hol6teln, speaker.of the House of Representatives.-;.
The delegates who arrived ' from
East .Hawaii ; are ' D. K. Kanoi, John
Bohnenberg, DaixT'.Namahoe, Evange
line de Sllva, Rev. Ss Lu-Desha, James
Low,' W. S. Terry, SolomOn Konia,
Jas. Matton, Jr. Joaquin S. Ramos
and H, B. Kukona. . :
From West Hawaii came H. L. Hol
stem,: R.; K. . Nalpo.v'P. K. Kaelema
kule, T. S. Nakanelua, James Ako,
E. Kv Kaaua, George Kawaha, J. C.
Maul Delegates.
. ' The Maudes, who came here as
delegates to the Territorial conven
tion are D. K. Kahaulelio, Chas. . K.
Farden,' Wm: K. Kaluakinl, R. . P.
Hose, George Glbb, C. M- W. Kanul,
WManuel Deponte, Wt- G. Scott, K.
Kalama, S. W. Kahele and George P.
Kaulmakaoley ';" , ',:.. .
The rest of the delegates, accord
ing to those who arrived this morn
ing, , will cpme in the steamer: Mika
hala, from Maul. ,.. . ;-
TJie; Kaualtes will come.. In early
tomorrow morning in the KinauV
At '7: 30 o'clock this evening, there J
Will- bo a general1 caucus Of the .dele
gates ij to the Republican city : and
county convention in the Notley HalL
It ls said that the Home Rulers' will
be present to witness the progress of
the. caucus. John" C. Lane, it is ex
pected,, will preside.
' The delegates to the Territorial
convention are as follows t
. '
(Continued on Page 7) ,
requiring adequate publicity of cam
paign expenses by all candidates to
public offices;
A drastic law to protest the voter,
prohibiting, coercion of voters at . the
polls, or any undue Influence brought
to bear upon them to . prevent abso
lute freedom and Independenpe In
casting their ballot as their - opinion
dictates, and providing narsh penal
ties for its violation;
And an act providing for the es
tablishment of a public utilities com
mission, which shall have power to
regulate railway and steamship pas
senger and freight rates within the
It is Interesting to note that the
provision against alienating public
lands so that eventually they will fall
into the hands of corporations has
been extensively discussed at the
hearings before Secretary Fisher and
that Fisher is much interested in get
ting local ideas on the subject So
far those ideas have shown much divergence.
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f : . a 1 i r m . , -l m -Mm m t -w z a m. m i m - -j- m i 1 r .. . .
""f :m- rnvrcr"r 'umnnnMcTc-t iAii; . '
, The red flag of anarchy and revolt
is being waved A by . company .com
manders of the army of Oahu, : Offi
cers who carry the Commission of the
President, . and who . have swOrn to
uphold the constitution of the United
States, are now exchanging secret sig
nals, while mutterings of discontent
are heard from every side, and ru
mors of clandestine meeting to plan
armed opposition are going the
It is only the men who command
companies who are Ton strike," And
all because a sometimes-wise govern
ment has decreed that they: must dis
card the saber fdr the corn knife. . In
snort captains and .lieutenants com
manding organizations- must .qualify
as expert chiropodists, .and minister
tenderly to the ailing feet of their
men. Besides being past masters at
the ;&t of corn cutting and toe nail
trimming, the company commanders
must take a course in shoe clerking,
for fitting shoes for the enlisted; men
Is another duty prescribed under , the
new order. ' 1" ..-:;; ' -. ' '
The highly diverting order , which
the medical department has succeed
ed in wishing onto the company com
manders is designated as G. O. . 26,
War Department, and, in the vernac
ular, Is a pippin. . V
Here are a few extracts from ' the
order, which covers four -printed
"With a view to increasing the
marching capacity of troops, company
commanders will personally measure
the feet and fit the shoes of men of
their commands and will be held re
sponsible that the instructions herein I
contained are strictly followed.
A blade from the propeller which
serves , to drive the Inter-Island flag
ship Mauna Kea through the waters
of Hawaii, was broken and lost yes
terday afternoon causing a small de
lay in the arrival of the vessel from
Hilo and way ports this morning, also
necessitating the Mauna Kea to' go
on the marine railway for repairs and
deferring the sailing for Hilo until to
morrow afternoon.
The loss of the blade was noted
early yesterday afternoon. The Ma
una Kea was heavily loaded with cab
in and steerage passengers, few of
whom really knew that the accident
occurred until their arrival at Hono
lulu this morning.
The Mauna Kea Is to be sent to the
marine railway without delay. It is
estimated that the repair to the
wheel can be completed in time to
permit the flagship to get away for
Hilo direct at four o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. The fact that the Mauna
All measurements prescribed here
in will be taken with ; the V soldier
the entire weight upon the foot to be'
pound ;.- burden on his back, bearing
measured. Balance may" be preserved
by resting the hand ' on a fixed ob
ject" - , ;, ; - - . , "
Must. Fix; 'em, Too. v.. .. r" ,
Here Is where knowledge v of shoe
clerking will prove indispensable; '
"Beginning with the size and width
thus tentatively selected, shoes will
be tried on, until a satisfactory ;f it is
secured. Correct: fit. in waist and In
step will be determined experimental
ly. mTo determine the fact. of tit the
shoe will be : laced '' snugly and the
soldier with a 40-pound 'burden upon
his back, .will again . throw hisyf entire
weight on one foot, -The. officer will
then press In the feather of the shoe
In front of the, toes. to determine the
existence of ! sufficient vacant space
in that region to prevent -toe injury.
Under no circumstances- should this
vacant space in front of the great toe
be less ' than two-thirda . ..Inch; ; nor
should there be pressure on the top
of ; the ioesT The officer will , then
grasp with his hand the' leather' of the
shoe over ' the balL As his - fiijgers
and thumb are brought slowly togeth
er over the leather, the shoe should
feel snugly filled without apparent
tension, while the leather should lie
smoothly under the hand. If "; the
leather wrinkles under the grasp of
the hand, the shoe is too wide' and a
narrower width is needed ; If - the
leather seems tense and bulging and
the hand tends to slip Over; easily,
(Continued on Page 4)
Kea will depart for her regular Hilo
run twenty-four hours late is said will
not necessarily cause a corresponding
delay In arrival here on Tuesday
morning. ;
Purser Pete Phillips was a. busy of
ficial In looking after the care and
welfare of nearly two hundred cabin
passengers. The liner returned with
one of the largest delegations of pas
sengers In many months.
The "freight list included crates of
vegetables, 13 sacks beans, 14 baleb
hides, 10 cords wood, 3 crates celery,
one auto, 230 packages sundries; 258
head sheep, one horse and several
crates chickens. ?, '
Phillips reports that the Mauna Kea
met with smooth seas and favorable
winds.- The Inter-Island'- steamers
Kaual Kalulani and Nlihau were at
Hilo. The Helene was passed at Ko
holalele and ths E. K. Wood repre
sents the only deep sea vessel at
Hilo. tvv.-
Official Ahnouhcement: Made By
Navy Department Makes Early
Opening To Commerce Certain
' WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept 14. It" wss officially announced tsdayfrom
the Navy Department that the Panama Canal "Vtlfl open In the fall of
1913. I ; -V l .v:-'. ,: . .
, t ;v. : i I Special
; ; MEXICO CITY, M ex.. Sept 14. A plot has been discovered to sack
th capital and deliver the cities of Puebla, Monterey and Saltlllo Into!
the hands. of the Federals. . Many conspirators have been arrested. Troops
are concentrating: at the threatened points. ;. . y, , . .' , :.
NEW YORK, N. Sept 14v Inspector Cornelius G. Hayes,
was- degraded to tho rank of captain and suspended, from duty r--
trial, because he' was enarged with having said that Police Csnrr.'.:.'.:
Waldo ordered him not to raid dlsordirly houses without first r.
Waldo, was today found guilty of 'Insubordination and perjury tr.i C':r
ed from the New- York police department . Hayes fs ono.cf ths rnt i n
'was charaed by Herman Rosenthal, the icambler. with ; havlra c::r::
him, and his trial grew out of the sensational ; exposures' fcefsre zr.i ;zt
':the murdsr of Rosenthal.' ' : , i , - .: i f "
K.j'.-r ..it
0utlav Allen Gai::
: ';, '-';' Associated
' OES M0INE8, la Sept 14. Sidna Alien, one cf tht It Air. n th
desperate gang of outlaws that shot up the 'courtroom' at "HlilwiJIs, Va
some months ago, was arretted here
the crime.! . , v ; !
Pdllitz Estate
t V-Zr- v.'--: .'. Special -Star-Bulletin . Cable , .:; - :; J'V 4- : :
' SAN FRANCISCO, Cal Sept 14. The estate of Edward Poliltx, the
sugar broker and financier who. died here, exceeds a million dollars, which
goes to a nephew In New York, and German heirs. - V ,
:::; T.: :,V:v;,:;':;' r" " :-:-:; :" Associated Press Cable ' '' -v.: ; . . .: ' :
OTTAWA,' Canada, Sept 14- The American rifle team today won the
Palma trophy, emblematic of the world's military championship, defeating
the Canadian team by a score of 1720 to '1712. -The competition was ex
tremely close throughout ; V;;;'- : 'A.: '. T. ;':.,:,:... .
DETROIT MIchv Sept 14-Withone of the worst strikes In its history,
Detroit today had no streetcar service. One man has been killed.
MORELOS, Mex Sept 14. Edward
the Mormon colony near here," Is reported killed by Mexicans.
'. ' .;. ' Aaaociated Press Cable '
JUAREZ, Mex Sept 14w It was predicted today that there will be
a mutiny among the federal troops here on Monday, Mexican Indepen- ;
dence Day. :4 , v'':V" :'.":;- ...,;'. .'
Associated Press Cable ' .
KIOTO Japan, Sept 14- The remains of the late Emperor Mutsuhito
were interred here today in royal sta te. v:v'; ':;- .;-; V'
m ISi' i ' ;
Special Star-Bulletin Cable) . . . ; - '
WASHINGTON, D. O, Sept 14-President Taft has accepted the resig- j.
nation of Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert G. Valentine, who re
signed, he said, to become a Progressive. :; .: ';V,sv " ; I
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NEW YORK, N. Sept' 14. B oss Barnes of Albany today announc
ed that the Republican National Committee will expel I those of its mem--bers
who are friendly to Roosevelt , ; ' ' ' ' ' . '- i :";
Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd., received
the following cablegram from its New
York office today:
"Oregonian arrived today, basis
5.36, first half of Virginian's cargo.
"Holders of raws are asking 4.42,
refiners bidding :06c less than hold
ers are asking."'
y bu u
mss CaMeJ ; '- f ;
Star-Bulletin .Cable'
Press. Cable I
today. He has been hur.isd s!nc,
. :J::.ry---A
Over Miili
Star-Bulletin Cable ; . ; : .. . . ; .'
Press Cable .: .:. ;:
Haymoor, one of the members of
Supervisor Eben Low announce
his candidacy for ; tho maporalty to
day. I am going to nnr until ttz
rest are out of ' It I u-crstsj:!
that Lorrin Andrews will net psmlt
my name to come before tha c :r:z
toni?ht but I shall rt - - '

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