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Pre 8. P.t
Honoltilan, Oct. 9.
For H. K.t
Siberia, Oct R.
From Yaaeoafeu
Zealandla, Oct 9.
For YancotTrrs
Marama, Oct. 8.
Kvening Bulletin. Ket. No. 5.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX.. No. 6401.
Public Boards Anxious to Have
Appointment of. Superin
tendent Settled
Foreseeing a delay of inonths in the
reappointment, of Governor Frear,
memoers or me various public boards
Two Victims of Vicious As
saults in Hospital May
Beer and Whisky Cause of Two
Affairs Auto Adds to
List of Injured
At least two victims of a series of
vlrirms flccnnltK nprnptrated during
are beginning to grow restive because the quiet of a Honolulu Sabbath may
of the exceedingly long delay in nam
ing a superintendent of public works
to succeed Marston Campbell.
Efforts will be made now to get the
Governor to make an appointment of
Campbell's successor within a few
days so that a great mass of work
held up for weeks past can be cleared
off.- . '
The situation is said to be growing
serious because of the approach of
another legislature. The various
boards, such as the loan fund commis
sion of the Islands, of which Campbell
is an eiofflclo member., the, harbor
die as a result of, many dangerous
wounds inflicted at the hands of those
who gave' evidence of having run
Sue Tuck Yuen, a former partner in
a Hotel .street cafe, lies at Queen's
HosDital and is believed to be at the
point of death with four bullet wounds,
one ball entering the back of the head
near the' base of the brain, another
near the heart, one through, the chest.
and the fourth below the arm.
Coroner ltose stated today that the
Chinese has but the faintest chance
board, of which he la chairman, and'of PuHn8 through, as the lungs-are
uie iana ooara, are practically at a
standstill. Campbell's resignation was
. handed in months ago and he has en
tered business with the. Honolulu Iron
. Work.' He Is seldom to be found at
the. office of the superintendent, and
his whole department. It is claimed.
Is disorganized and chaotic.
No plans for public Improvements
are being prepared to submit to the
legislature, at least none of compare-
; five Importance.-' The elaborate 'plans
of the harbor board for harbor and
wharf Improvements have been shov-
. ed aside for the time being because
-1 heir progress tdepends upon th; eo
; operation .of the superintendent, of
public works and until Campbell's sue
cetsoMs , named, It Is, not felt aflvls
able to begin on the 'program of ac-
, tlon for the next two years. The vari
ous boards wish to draft out their
plans so that they can be submitted
to the commercial bodies and made
public all over the Islands, assuring
- the support of and appropriations by
the legislature next spring.
, ... While the FUher investigation was
pending and in progress, the boards
deferred action, hoping that there
might be an indications of an early
appointment to the Governor's chair.
Now, however, it is felt that Pres
ident Taft is not likely to act for
Borne months, that the Fisher report
pierced in two places, judging from an
examination made by the county phy
sician. The Chinese received the wounds at
the hands pf Ah Hoon, according to
the statements made to the police by
Lum Sun, who declares that he 'was
a witness to a portion of the affray.
The trouble took place in a room in
a tenement near River and Hotel
: -The story? gathered by the police,
who, now nave 'Ah. Hoon in custody,
is to the effect that trouble arose over
la division of the proceeds of thesale
oi a Hotel street restaurant it is at
leged that failure to distribute the
moneys on hand caused words which
led to the affray.
The charge is also made that Ah
Hoon also pointed the .32 revolver in
the direction of Lum Sun, who sought
safety in flight to a neighboring room.
Following the firing of five shots this
Chinese returned to the scene of con
flict and stated that he saw. Sue Tpck
Yuen lying on the floor and Ah Hoon
there also, showing signs of great agi
tation. The second victim-of a serious as
sault is a Japanese named Fujioka,
who was taken to the hospital yester
day with a wound inflicted by a pair
of shears. The allegation is made
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eaiti Will Mot
BlocIi Kaii Ditch Project
Gravity of Situat;on Overcomes
His Natural Desire Not to
Figure in Statecraft
Pope Piuss offer of mediation to
prevent the terrible and ruthless war
iii prospect for the Balkan states is
one of the most remarkable develop
ments of the entire affair. Pope I'ius
throughout his reign has been noted
foi anything but active participation
in the statesmanship of the times, ir
was during his reign that the com
plete separation of church and state
in France was brought about. Tne
pope has consistently placed eniDhasts
on the regilious rather than the politi
cal aspect of is high office.
Altough disinclined to t make the
papal office a stepping-stone to ambi
tion, the pope has always been a keen
observer of men and events and has
kept fully informed on the trend of
both European and American aaairs.
He is a man of -ntense humanity, and
hit. offer of mediation Is to be regard
ed as an expression of his dec ire to
prevent the suffering that must follow
such a war as lsn prospect.
Under Czar Ferdinand of Bu'garia,
who will lead the troops in person,
the allied Balkan armies are being
rushed toward the TuTkish frontier
for an attack on the hated Turkish
foe. Whether intervention or media
tion can prevent, a battle is doubtful,
according to latest reports.
The Balkan forces are practically
all in the field and Russia is reported
as having formally demanded that
Turkey put down the outlaw bandits
operating along her borders.
Rrmies Ready
To Mack Hated
m i
mi n
ii i
pi i
Representatives of Balkan States
Declare Such Promises In Past
Have Not Been Kept Force
May Be Used To Prevent Strife
lAwodatpd rrfss Cabl-I ; . . ."
PARIS, Oct. 7. The great power have decided tolnrvtne and pre-
vent the threatened war between the, alfjed Balkan States and Turkey. The
powers will present the tame not to the Balkan state, : guaranteeing r.
forms In Macedonia. Whether the intervention will take the form of arm
ed force, if the Balkans refuse to snow a peaceful spirit, hat not been de
termined. Representatives of tha Balkan states here declare that the pow
ers have been guaranteeing reform In Turkish possessions .for the pait
twenty years without ,fulflling their promises to any visible extent.
Associated Press CjiM1 . : ,; ; '
, LONDON, Eng., Oct- 7. It is reported here that His Holiness Pope Plt
X. hat offered his services at medotor; between the Balkan cin'tdtracy '
and Turkey . - . . ,
"Yho will command, allied forces of Balkans
John T. McCrbsson Says Work
Will Go on Despite Re
. port to Contrary
"They know more than I do about
it," was the quiet comment of John
T. McCrosson on a report in the Ha
wail Herald shown to him, which was
that the Kau ditch project would like
ly be abandoned on account of the
death of Edward Pollitr.
There is no ground for such an
opinion as far as 1 know," Mr. Mc-
us from taking or using any
that is in use at the present
The Herald Article.
Following is the article the Herald
"A good many local people are ex
pressing doubt at the present time as
to whether the plans for the Kau
ditch, for which a franchise was ob
tained from Congress during the last
session, will go through. The, reason
given for this doubt comes' as the
result of the death of Pollitz, the San
FrnnMscrk hrnkor whn wot the nrocl.
Crosson continued -Mr. I o litz nat- dent of the Hutchinson Sugar Com
urally took a great deal of interest in ,t s helieved that ltis Ukely
etfiSebeJTe iS. comP,tny ha? Uhat his death may result in the aban
contracted to take sixty million gal-,donment of Ule lans f th w lrri.
T& ,7 tfMm th.. dltCh ation Proct or at least cause their
That Is Hutchinson?" I postponement for some time.
. .l!f i . ercst n the mat- "Mr. Pollitz was one of the strongest
L J I e ?Ii?y namn UuPPorters of the Kau ditch plan and
to help friends who had helped me, ail , lt ls stated tnat but for hisv interest
h??!?f il. ? t 1 ?l ?olnn6 in the project and the support which
that of my associates which has been ! h1 . ,nnstant,v tn th m,H it
Up tO tne ivonM npipr hflVP trnno thrnncrh tr th
! " M X. bill WUfll V VII V
extent that it already has. John T.
j McCrosson was named in the bill as
i the main promoter, but he has stated
la number of times that personally he
was doing the work to please a num-
expended On the project
present time. If 1 made the state
ment attributed to me in that article,
it is more than 1 can remember.
"Of course, the death of Mr. Pol
litz, in the midst of his personal at-
- ber of his friends who had civen him
support when he desired and needed it
and now wanted him to carry through
a proposition which they wished for.
"Another report in regard to the
;-; t Associated rrwia "Cable .':-l?-.',:':-':-.
NEW YORK, N. Oct. 7- Follse Lieutenant Becker, the llegtd head
of the police graft conspiracy and aceuted of the murder of Herman Ron
th'al, the gambler, wat placed on trial for hit life today. ' r ,
The funeral of Jack Zellg, whots band of gunmen killed Rosenthal
and who wat killed latt week becauss he has "squealed,- wat held today.
The hearse wat escorted by twenty mounted policemen to prevent riots.
nnanciai negouauons. in such mat-i
f P r hntt'PVor tho Incc nf nno man u-11 1
not stop an Important project such as !
this. If I should drop out tonight. 1 .
don't suppose it would make any dif-
ierencc me scneme would De put
through by others.
"With regard to the Hamakua wa
ter, the article is absurd. Our bill
passed by Congress absolutely pre-
Merchant and Alakea Phone 2648
Kau ditch comes from Hakalau, where
it is stated that the plans for the
ditch would tap one of the main
sources from which the Hakalau plan
tation derives its water for fluming
purposes. When the matter was taken
up with the Honolulu office the reply
came that it was very doubtful if the
Kau ditch plans would go through at
the present time, owing to the death
of Mr. Pollitz. and that for the pres
ent there need be no worry. It was
probably from this matter that the
j story jn regard to the possible giving
up of the scheme has been heard in
Second Infantry ii Internecine
Strife Ends Its Ma
neuvers The Second Infantry completed its
regimental maneuvers near Fort Shat
ter this morning, with a problem
uhich distributed the khaki-clad so
ciers of all three battalions around the
ihill of Moanalui. the eight compan
ies from scnoneia Barracics Deing a
defending force through which the
companies belonging to Fort Shafter
tried to force their way. As 13 usual
in mimic warfare, there wasconsider
able popping of blank ammunition an
some interesting differences of opin
ion as to which side carried off the
honors of the day. The maneuver was
the supposed landing of a small1 bo1y
o:' hostile troops, which wis to push
toward Honolulu to rut off tho ue
fenders from reintorremenfs.
The profilem was divided into two
parts, one being worked out Tast Sat
urday and the other in the early hours
this mornins. .Matters were arranged
f.o that the Schofield battalions could
d(. their share of the fighting without
retracing their steps, thereby ronit) n
in the problem with the reguhr prac
tice march.
In this way the Second left Srho
field early Friday morning, arriving at
Pearl City by noon and camping there
oer,night. in the small hours of Sat
urday morning they advanced to the
attack of the rity. the Shafter bai
talion taking the defensive and dis
tracting the passage of the hostile
mrra tn trat tho rofimpnt tn?other
and to give the men a taste of field troops from the ridge above the golr
work in preparation for the coming de-, links, overlooking the cane fields el
partment maneuvers thin to establish the Honolulu plantation, one of the
any definite facts in connection wifh . greatest natural points of defense on
the defenses of the city, although the j
general situation was mad up trom
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Shortaqe in Crop May Reach
100,000 Tons, Says
-Stock Broker
"If the rains continue, stocks will
boom again," a stock broker said this
morning. "They may say it's politics
that's causing the slump, but politics
reallycuts very little ice in the situa
tion. "Many people have no idea of the
seriousness of the drought to the
sugar crop. Oiaa, for instance, will
have but 24.000 tons instead of 28,000
as estimated. Taking the whole terri
tory, the shortage on the coming crop
due to the dry period will be from 50,
000 to 100,000 tons.
"Some of the Hamakua plantations
have come short in their stipulated
supply from the ditch. Without rain
the ditch has run low and the loss
from seepage has been very great."
Today's stock list indicates how
i great the depression in sugar stocks
has become. There was not a single
transaction at this morning's session,
! while only one sugar stock sale is re-
ported from between boards, and that
1 is a block of 3-"0 shares of Oiaa at
i ." 7.8. which though unchanged is
Olaa's lowest in a long time past,
i Pineapple is unchanged at 44 for
loo shares, while Inter-Island sold
, down a point to 200 for 15 shares, the
;on!y other sale reported, besides that
of Oiaa already mentioned, being $3,
,000 Hilo Extension sixes unchanged at
j The long drought was partially
: broken early this morning with a
downpour that lasted, off and on, for
some hours. The territorial water
works department said this afternoon
that the rain was not heavy enough to
relieve the water situation very much,
and the level in the Nuuanu reservoir
system is still very low.
Neither Castle & Cooke nor H. Hack
feld & Co. received any definite news
about the rain at the different plan
tations on this island. From other
sources it is learned that shower3 fell
all over the island yesterday and last
night. Three-quartf rs of an inch is
one estimate of the precipitation.
which is perhaps not far wrong. From
the appearance of the horizon over
the mountain ranges all day, it looks
as if a rainy season of some conse.
quence had at last arrived. Occasion
al drizzles in town all day encourage
the hope.
Associated Press-Cable . ?. : . 1 ... . .
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., OcL 7 Edward Clark, one of the men 'InJIetiJ
by the; Federal grand jury In the dynamite conspiracy cases, entered" a p!;a
of guilty when arraigned thlt morning. i A-' ";""'r '... -s ' s.;
Says Steel Trust Backs T. R;
. '. . , . ...... ' " "'" : . '
Associated Press Cable : . ''
PUEBLO, Colo., Oct. 7. Governor Woodrow Wilton In a.tpeech htrt
today charged the Steel Trutt It supporting Roosevelt's trutt policy. '
. . 1 .'etw . '. jti ' .. ., '
$200,000 Stolen In
(Associated Press Cable JL : :
NEW YORK, N. Y Oct. 7 A package containing ' $200,000; hat been
ttolen while In trantlt from Havana totthlt port. ,j - x-: :
. . . (Associated Prc-s Cablel ; :, .
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 7 Former. U." 8. SenatoriPfeffer, famout, during
the Populitt era for hit whiskers, It dead. l: 'r' 'S'.:' : '
Circuit Judge Cooper this morning
signed the order for the final con
demnation of the Palolo water source,
which is to be acquired by the Terri
tory, and the $40,000 was paid over
to the Palolo Land and Improvement
Company this afternoon, completing
the transfer of the property.
Qonrlc Filinn PanPPQ tn "Link" da-- AI1 norainationa - are required
benas ruing rapers xo Lirm ,by law to have teen in Mott-smith-i
onrl Failc tn Ret nn office by midnight last night So far
t . . I as known, the statute does not require
LIS the secretary to collect them at the
jpostofflce. But it's a puzzllJig ques-
. While Attorney General Ale. LInd-ition, to be decided only after calm and
say is seeking to solve the knotty ' mature deliberation. y v
Droblem of whether Territorial-See
retary B. A. Mott-Smitb is required!
by law to serve as messenger boy be-j
tween his own ofnee and tne postoi
fice the question of whether the name
of a Democratic senatorial candidate
from Maui presumably that of S. K.
Aoleinoa shall be placed on the bal
lot at the next election hangs in
A comedy of circumstances sur
rounds the affair. The headquarters
of the Democratic commitiee insists
that Aoleinoa's nomination was prop
erly filed with the Territorial secre
tary by last Saturday. Mott-Smith
and his clerk, Henry O'SulIivan. today
assert the name is not among those 4cry Dr nawan probably
present on the roll. imade to President Taft
.One Democratic senatorial nominee,
whose name is not definitely known
to the Territorial secretary, sent his
nomination papers to L. L. McCand
less, the document arriving at the Ho
nolulu postoffice on Saturday, after
McCandless had left for Kauai. Mrs.
McCandiess, failing to obtain the doc
flment, turned the matter over to T.
J. Ryan, and that party enthusiast,
also unable to get the paper from the
postoffice clerk, in turn passed up the
responsibility to Mott-Smith yester-
nin noiirn nrnrim
.n Hi
The report
terior Walter
It is the intention of the engineer
ing officers building the big New
York to attempt an entirely new feat,
that is place the ship engines in her
hull before launching. The engines
will be put in place and the vessel
launched some time in October.
Secretary of the In
Fisher on the Teirl-
will not be
before the
middle of November, or at, least six
weeks from the day he left Honolulu.
His statement in his final talk hefe
trat he could not make public his con
clusions concerning the reappointment
of Governor Frear until such recom
mendation has been presented to tie
fesident will mean therefore, that no
news on this subject is likely to em
Inate from the national capital until
afier the presidential election.
Maurice P. Mahon, the onlzlal
stenographer who accompanied , the
Secretary and his party on the tour
over the islands and who took the
notes of the last few hearings In Ho
nolulu, estimates that he has about
TOO pages of writing to transcribe,
and that this work will not be finished
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