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Kvening Bulletin. Kst. 18S2. No. 5381
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX.. No. 6403.
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Order to Store Coal at Naval
Dock Causes'Officers to
Give Opinions
That the Pacific fleet may pay Ho
nolulu another visit this winter or
early spring is the rumor going the
rounds in naval circles here. There
has been no official word to this ef
feet, but recent information from the
Navy department regarding the coal
supply here leads to the belief Jhat the
cruisers may come again for a pro
tracted stay.
"I would not -be surprised to see
the fleet here again soon." said Rear
Admiral Cowles this morning. "No
order has been received, but we have
word that we are to get 7.000 tons of
coal per. month, beginning next Febru
ary. It Is hoped that, the coal-stor.
age. plant at Pearl Harbor will be In
operation by the end of pezt June, but
until that time it will have to be stor
ed around' the front here, which
looks as though there might be a more
or less immediate call for fuel. We
have no word as to how long the
monthly shipments ' are to continue,
although. I -. suppose the idea is to
bring the supply up to 100,000 tons
again. "-:' -t? ' ,'
At the present time Paymaster Stev-
em- has on hand about 40,000 tons oJ
vcoal, and several of the yards la th
t vicinity of the ; naval station, where
coal has been, ttored In- large ' lots,
. .have been cleaned out. Storage facUi?
: ties In Honolulu are poor,' -and owleers
of the local il&ttoQ' looked forward to
- petting the turply well downi and. not
ht&x : U tcr I&aisheA until the new
storage piat .. Pearl Harbor was
-completed. . v-'";-: 'V;, '! ;-.
As jthese conditions ate well under
stood In Washington, It was with some
surprise that' notice was received; re
cently. of . the 7000 tons per "month
shipments to be expected : next . year.
Putting two and two together, which
Is a favorite occupation In the service
in the absence of ' authentic informa
tion, naval. ofScers think that the. Pa
cific fleet may be coming to Honolulu
again, and that the Navy Department
Ir.tends to have plenty of coal on hand
Jor all ordinary and extraordinary con
tingencies. ":V".:.-. ",
Ordinance Planned : to Keep
Autos and Cabs from Stop
ping on Street
At the meeting' of the supervisors
last night, Harry Murray gave notice
of his Intention to Introduce an ordi
nance . which-will forbid any vehicle
from taking a stand on Fort street be
tween Beretania and Queen streets. 11
passed the ordinance will prohibit any
vehicle from stopping longer in front
of a store than to discharge its pas
sengers. The vehicles can rest on any
side street, but they can not remain
on Fort 6treet
The ordinance is introduced, Jt is
understood, because of a series of ac
cidents which have resulted through
the overcrowding of Fort street, and
inasntuch as the merchants are all
treated alike,' It is not believed that
there will be any complaint from
At a meeting last night, the Board
of Supervisors passed Murray's reso
lution, for some time pending, which
forbids employes of the city and coun
ty from engaging in. politics in office
hours. The vote was four to two. Ar
nold and Dwight being the minority.
These members thought it was a case
of locking the stable after the horse
was stolen.
Colonel Jones has asked the board
to return the band instruments to the
national guard, the band having been
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Merchant and Alakea Phone 2648
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Transfers of Which Secretary
Fisher Asked Are Put
oh Record
No Evasion of Law, but 1000
Acres Too Small for a
: Plantatioh
Under date of September 30, 1912,
C. Brewer & Co., Ltd.. executed quit
claim deeds to three corporations for
lands on the Island of Hawaii.
Asked regarding the transactions.
Richard Ivers, secretary of Brewer's,
bald this morning that' the corpora
tions were those mentioned in his
statement to Secretary Fisher report
ed in yesterday's Star-Bulletin.
"The provision of the Organic Act,
prohibiting a corporation from hold
ing more than 1000 acres of land, had
nothing whatever to do with these
transactions said Mr. Ivers. "All
three of the deeds .cover only a little
more than 500 acres. ..
"Besides, there Is . nothing in the
Organic. Act to prevent one corpora
tion from holding the stock of an
other. The author of that provision
in the Organic - Act evidently knew
more about a henroost than he did
about a sugar plantation. Everybody
knows that one thousand acres will
not do for a sugar plantation amount
ing to anything. 1 !
MIn the Philippines the limit to cor
porations is 2500 acres of land, but
they are getting all the land they want
there and there has not been a'ainxltf
case brought there for violation of the
law. AA , ',A,'A: .-. y'y
TThe lands- conveyed to these eom
panles ' were bought by C Brewer &
Co. ' as an . Investment, as I stated . to
Mr. Fisher, and they contain some cane
lands . which . are cultivated by sugar
companies of which we are the agents.
There are some errors in the publish
ed report ot my statement to Secre
tary v Fisher, regarding the profits to
planters on contract, but I have fur
nished' Mr. Fisher with a correct tran
script of my evidence, and a copy of
It will be available to the press any
time this, subject may again come up
for discussion."
Another Deed Given.
Mr. Ivers said that another quit
claim had been given to a company
f Continued on page 3.)
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Political Candidates Talk of
Rumor That Oppositjpn
Will Be Strong
The confirmation of Dr. Victor S.
Clark as commissioner of immigra
tion, a position to which he was ap
pointed by the Governor not long after
the adjournment of the Legislature of
911, will be fought by the next Ter
ritorial Senate, according to a well-
defined political rumor which is con
firmed by some of the candidates for
the Legislature.
The appointment of Dr. Clark was
a recess appointment by the Governor
and must come before the next Senate
for confirmation, in the regular course
of events. The opposition to the com
missioner has not yet crystallized
enough to put forth definite reasons
against his confirmation.
A Japanese driver of the Hiramoto
delivery wagon and the horse drawing
the same were injured this morning
in a Collision with a six-horse team
belonging to the Hustace-Peck com
pany. The six horses engaged in
hauling three heavily loaded wagons
filled with broken stone collided with
the delivery team, causing some dam
age to the wagon" as well.
One way to avoid excitement is to
live within your Income.
When a man gets full he is apt to
use a lot of empty words.
More men might get to the front if
they didn't stop to talk.
Sometimes a man who is really
handsome earns a living in spite of it.
Monkeys never worry, probably be
cause they live in ignorance of Dar
win's theory.
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Boston Uses Three Pitchers in Va:n Endeavor, to Take Sec
ond Game from New York Giants' Infield Vork Is Rag
ged Will Play Off Tie I
BOSTON, Mass., Oct.' 9. Battling desperately for eleven inning In a
hjpart-breaklng game, the New York Giants and Boston JtedtoxfoJU8ht each
other to a standstill at the American League grounds her today, the game
being called at the end of the eleventh inning on accountNof darkness.
With Christy Mathewson, the great Ntw York pitcher, in the box, the
Giants made a great effort to take th second game of the series from the
Red Sox and even up the score. Mathewson pitched a fine game, but the
heavy batters of the Red Sox would not be denied, and the New York In
field's work was decidedly ragged, five errors being charged against the
Giants. )
Boston got ten hits from Mathewson, but even at that "Big Six" out
pitched, the Sox twirlers. Collins started the game for Boston, but the
Giants 'fell upon him hard and he was succeeded by Hall. HalPs curve ball
did not deceive the Giants, and he in turn gave way to Bedlent Carrigan
caught the game through for Boston.
"Big Chier Meyers, the. Indian catcher, caught for New York, but his
work was not up to standard and he was relieved by Wilson.
The score: I
R. ' H. I E.
New York 6 11 i 5
Boston 6 10 i 1
Batteries Mathewson and Meyers, Wilson; Collins, Hall, Bedlent and
Special Star-Bulletin Cable . ,
BOSTON, Mass., Oct 9. The attendance at today's game was officially
given out late this evening as 30,143, the receipts being 15&369, of which
the players get $31,519 and the national commission $5835. .
The tie game will be played off in
of a tie game is covered by the following revised rule of the national 'com
mission for ue conduct of world's series games: . '
A scheduled game postoned for
a regulation game or terminating with the score tied, shall, unlets the sched
ule explicitly provides to the contrary 3x 'played off 'on' the ' grounds for
which.it Is scheduled before the succeeding scheduled came --for th& other
city shall be contested, and the dates
trereupon be moved forward." .
Attorney General Gives Opinion
on Powers of the Harbor
After a careful study of the . law
points Involved, Attorney General Alex
Lindsay has reversed the opinion he
gave off-hand to the Star-Bulletin a
few days ago, before he had examined
the statute relating to the case, and
he presented to the Board of Harbor
Commissioners this afternoon a for-
mal statement to" the effect that that
commission has no right, under the
present law, to regulate the dockage
charges at privately-owned wharves.
At "first flush" a few days ago,
when the matter was first called to
his attention, the Attorney General
was inclined to believe the commis
sion was empowered to 6et maximum
rates for all wharves, whether private ;
or public-owned,- that were used by that if Mr. Taft were retained as chief
the general public. (executive the Republicans would leave
On more mature deliberation he now ( well enough alone and permit corn
decides that the law does not give mercial enterprises to have approxi
this authority to the harbor commis- j mately a year's rest from rumors of
sion, though he says the Legislature ruinous reductions in protective du-
unaouDieaiv aas sucn riem. ana mat .
the Legislature can give the commis
sion the same power by the enact
ment of a statute definitely covering
that point
'The right in the legislature is
there," he asserted today, "as shown
in the case of Munn vs. the state of
Illinois, in which the supreme court
of the United States held that similar
utilities, such as warehouse keepers
and elevators can be regulated by
state legislation. If the owner of a
private wharf declines to permit its
use by other shippers, the legislature
(Continued on page 3.)
Whether dredging operations, at Hi
lo should be postponed sixty days to
permit an early completion of similar
work in the Alakea street slip and
Port street slip in Honolulu was the
subject of earnest debate at the meet
ing of the board of harbor commis
sioners this afternoon, resulting in a
decision giving the work to the Ha
waiian Dredging company.
The Hawaiian Dredging company,
-whose tender offers to do the Hono
lulu work for an aggregate sum of
$68,946. proves quite acceptable to the
harbor commission, but the clause in.
serted in the tender, stating that the
local jobs will be completed by April
15. did not meet with approval. The
board wants both pieces of work com
pleted at the earliest possible mo
ment, as much before April 15 as pos
sible, and Chairman Campbell object
ed strenuously to the time clause.
Superintendent H. G. Plummer of
the Hawaiian Dredging Company ex
plained that his firm does not have
Boston tomorrow. The contingency
legal cause, called before it become
'assigned for subsequent games shall
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Recent Utterances of President
Indicate Extraordinary? Con
gress Meeting ?
Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept 27.
The pall of an extraordinary session
of Congress next spring for tariff re
vision has been thrown over business
interests . by. the recent utterances of
Tes Went Taft. His broad hints in
that direction indicate that Congress
will be. convened immediately after
the regular short session of this whi
ter, no matter who is chosen presi
dent. It was taken as a matter of course
that in the event of Mr. Wilson's suc
cess there would be the extraordinary
session. However, it was expected
President Taft has promised a revi
sion of the tariff if the Republicans
succeed in the November elections.
The reason assigned is that duties
should be adjusted on a scientific
basis to prevent prices for the neces
saries' of life from becoming too ex
orbitant He hinted that the work of
the tariff board would be resumed
and all modifications of schedules
based on the conclusions of that body.
At the same time the president de.
clared that the Payne-Aldrich tariff
act had nothing more to do with the
(Continued on page 3.)
sufficient machinery to handle both
jobs and complete them at once. J.
L. Young of the Lord-Young Engineer
ing Company was called into confer
ence and asked whether the postpone
ment of the dredging operations at
Hilo would check the construction
work on the wharf.
Mr. Young stated that it would not
interfere with the wharf construc
tion, and on that understanding the
contract was awarded to the Hawaii
an Dredging Company, that firm to
complete both, Honolulu Jobs by Jan
uary 1 and to have sixty days' addi
tional time to finish its Hilo. work,
if additional time is found necessary.
Governor Frear held another con
ference this morning on the subject
of the Waiahole water rights, and an
nounces that advertisement of the
public auction of the water rights will
be given in the next day or two.
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Hawaii Well Represented at Big
International Congress at
. ; J.
Hawaii was well represented t the
Fifteenth International Congress , of
Hygiene and Demography which open
ed in Washington. D. C, on September
23. With Dr. J. S. B. Pratt president
of the ; Territorial - Board lot Health,
officially representing the Territory
Df. George W.( McCoy, head of the
Federel leprosarium here and now', on
the mainland,.-and Dr. l Hubert,! H.
Wood, the Walalua physician; In
tendance, the Hawaiian Israndsifca3:
delegation that will bring- back, pere
many hew Ideas.' 'V sV-
r: In a 'personal' letter to i the 'editor
of the Star-Bulletin. Dr. Pratt telta of
the congress and of Hawai i's ' partici
pationWriting from Washington un
der date of September 24, he; say In
part: . - v V
T arrived In Washington last' Sat
urday morning, and ; called upon Sur
geon General Rupert Blue; Dr.. Blue,
I find, is deeply interested In t the
health and sanitary condition of. Ha
waii and as keen as ever on sanita
tion work there. Dr. Leland Cofer
had gone to New York and I did not
(Continued on Page 2)
Traction Company Elects Of
ficers and Outlines Early
Pearl Harbor Traction Company,
Ltd.. which is going to connect the
Honolulu rapid transit system with
Pearl Harbor naval station, held its
annual meeting today. A board of di
rectors was elected, which in turn
elected the officers.
It was decided to issue the full
amount of authorized capital stock
that is. to $100,000, there being now
$75,600 out. There has already been
expended $80,000 for material.
The company accepted the franchise
gi anted to it by Congress at the last
Nothing can be done in construc
tion until the government returns its
contract with the superinLendent of
public works. This piece of business
has been on the boards for two and
a half years past.
Officers and directors of the com
pany are as follows:
L. Tenney Peck, president;
L. A. Thurston, First Viee-Preai-dent;
G. P. Castle, Second Vice-President,
A. L. Castle, Secretary;
C. H. Atherton, Treasurer;
D. L. Withington, C. G. Ballentyn.
Richard Ivers and G. X. Wilcox, di
The Waterhouse Company has re
ceived a cablegram giving the output
of its two rubber companies in the
Malaysian settlements for September.
Pahang yielded 5330 pounds, which
is a little under the normal monthly
production. Tanjong Olok plantation
yielded 5886 pounds, being about 10
per cent, of an increase.
Sixty-two hunared men now com
pose the army of mine workers made
idle by the strike in the mines at
Bingham, Utah.
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Another Day Of Exjp6sures In
Campaign Fund ProbeRoose-
velt!s Story Of
tribution Hard
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WASHINGTON, D. C Oct. 9-Oan Hanna continued - the : sensational
chapter, of campaign fund exposure today, when he testified btfore that
Clapp committee that he had contributed $177,003 to the' campaljn made
this year by Roosevelt prior to the Chicago convention.
Charles P. Taft, the Presidents brother, admitted that in 1SC3 h had
contributed $250,000 to the national campaign and had placed 143:0 at the
disposal of the Republican party In Ohio. He. said that $150XC3 cf his d
! nation fund had been returned to him.
tributed to the' 1912 fund, Taft, gave
has nerped ma brothera campaign
v-,:,:---';;.': ;,iI Associated 'Prewi Cable , ; . - .r. ; i X .
V ;; LONDON, Eng., Oct It Is'repsrted here that the Turkish army un-'
der Mahmoud Shefket. Pasha hai met and - annihilated' th& Montsr:;rln
army which crossed the line yesterday following a declaration cf wzr by.
King Nlchptas, and It la further atated that an army of 4CC0 Turkir haa crci
ed Into Montenegro to carry the war to the people.,
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct 9-Bulgaria and 8ervla have declared a n
ture of diplomatic relations with Turkey, showing the Intsr.Iin'cf t: s tz'-y
trlea named to take part In tha war. The re?re:;ntativet cf ths tv. j ::.-
tries In question have btencWtn tJiilr paitrtrls. : -?
- WASHINGTON, D.rC 0ct:t-TestIfyln3 before- the Cnit e:r-i:
investigating -the origin of campaign 'fundi today, former - Ctr.iUr tl. ,2,
Scott of Weet Virginia testified that Rooaevelt telephoned him tfr:n tha
White House to national headquarters, aaying, Mf would rather lets th na
tion than bd defeated In my own State. Harriman Ii comlny ti taa me,
and we will see If we can't arrange .to raise funa to help HI:;ta.M rjlj
glne at the time waa Republican candidate f or , governor of Niw York.
. ' Judge Lovett, head of the Harriman system, confirmed the itaUmtnt
ef Wayne McVeagh that Roosevelt had insisted that Harrlmaa raf an
extra ftind to carry; on the campaign. - i . , .. , .-. -
Mrs. Ed m Will CaUM ;Void
' Associated Press Cabll ' ' -
BOSTON, Mass., Oct 9 The Supreme Court of Matiachutetts has de
clared null and void the will whereby Mrs. Mary Dakar Q. Eddy, founder
of Christian Science, bequeathed &000.CO0 to the church which ins estab
lished. - ; yy,j y-
' Associated
BOISE, Idaho, OeL 9- The Prog
from the ticket In Idaho. : " .
Idaho bars rro
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rSped&l Star-BulieUn Cab! f "
NEW YORK. N. Oct 9 The Jury that will try Police Lieutenant
Charles A. Becker on the charge of conspiracy In the murder of the gam
bler Herman Roeenthal wae cwom In today. r '
Attnrnpv Manoon Thinks Deci-Humed
sion Will Be Asked of
Highest Court
Appeal from the decision of the
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. San
FrancUco, to the Supreme Court of
the United States undoubtedly will
be taken by the attorneys represent
ing C. A. Brown in the famous John
Ii estate case, the decision of which
was announced exclusively in the
Star-Bulletin yesterday.
Attorney J. Alfred Magoon, Brown's
counsel, said today that while no
word had been received from the lat
ter since the news of the decision ar
rived, he is expecting a cable hourly.
instructing him to begin preparation
tor the appeal to the highest trl
bunal. the final court of resort. This,
be said, was the original Intention be
fore the appeal was taken from Judge
Dole's ruling, and it amounted to a
mutual understanding between the
parties at Issue that no matter how
the Circuit Court of Appeals heli, the
losing side should continue the case,
carrying it up to the Supreme Court.
Whether C. Av Brown has been
notified of the latest ruling, Attorney
Magoon does not know, but it is pre-
Hit f
Questioned as to what he has con
figures showing that up to data he
te we extent of $21332. . --.
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receive nominees have been excluded
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that the nrm of crothen k
icrothers. which has been carina: for
Brown's interests In Saa Francisco,
has attended to that - Judge D.
Sullivan, who was associated with;
Magoon In the case. Is now located
permanently fn New York City and
if the appeal is made he probably
will attend to the preliminary de
tails. Attorney Magoom .however,
expects to continue actively In the
matter, and to appear before the 'Su
preme Court at Washington, D. C
to present the final argument for his
C. A. Brown, who now reside at
Lowell. Mass., would lose a one-sixth
Interest in the big estate if Judge
Dole's decision, sustained by the cir
cuit Court of Appeals, Is confirmed
by the higher body. The ruling re
duces his interest from one-third to
one-sixth. . - .
This interest at the most, however,
is problematical, and depends entire
ly on the life of C. A. Brown' for
mer wife, the present Mrs. Irene E.
Holloway. Mrs. Holloway has relln-;
nuished all her righta In the estate.
and as long as she lives C. A. Brown
cannot claim any share of It. . It U
only in the event of her death, before
that of her former husband that
Brown can have any Interest. ; ; ' (
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