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Kreclng Bulletin. Est? 1882. No. 5414
Hawaiian gfar. Vol. XX. No. 6456.
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Parent Pours Boiling Water on
v Z-Tear-OId Infant by ;
- ; .i Accident r ..
Father fries 'ib Comrnit Suic;d
! : When HoSees-What He
' -Has Done; ' v:-!
- Driven . temporarilr Insane through
the belJeMhat byhla hand his little
two-year-old aon. met with a horrible
apath. E. C. Miller; former Pnllip
, -jlne Insular Government' employe, a
through passenger in tbe Pacific Mail
; liner Korea, was under constanttsuf
velllance t)f ot,ficrs to' prevent the
crazca parent rrora attempting to
take bis own life. , . ;
Master John Miller, a little lad who
,lecame an Instant favorite with the
passengers tn the Pacific Mailer from
the time the vessel sailed from Hong
. kong. China, until Ms. tragic deatb,
ut a lew days before the Korea ar
rived at Honolulu, was the victim-of
. a horrible mistake of a' well-meaning
and loving parent,, which resulted in
the child ylr.T from coming1 ra con
tact with a :lelug of scalding and
boiling water.-.:-'
it ,wa In i,fca?hrcom.ln the Korea
that the - trapedy ; occurred t' that may
result In the father becoming berefj
1 tjf his reason vf ''U-V r 4 ' 1
The-child hid been taken to the
: apartment fcr,a . bath -'A Chinese;
room .steward .had 4 been drspatched'
j for some warin water. 4 The- servant
s returned with a -large pitcher, con
i.talnlng what the father was led to
believe was Juke-warm water but not
.. scalding hot water,
f.; From stories told by passengers In
I the -vessel, an arrival yesterday af
I ternoon, it is ;eald that the father
asked the Chinese boy if the water
was right for; the bath. Being assur-, 3 itnnnti888R8
cd that It was of the correct .tern per-. 8 ' : , t
ature. It Is alleged that Miller, with-' " The Democratic territorial cen
out personally testing the degree, of tral cdmmittee at a meeting last 3
ceai, set tne cnua m tne Dathtub,
and lining the container, poured the tt testing against the reappointment tt
boiling contents over the body of the tt'of Governor Frear, and cable- 8
little fellow. . . v tn grams have been sent to Demo- 8
One warning shriek from the child, 8 cratic leaders in the senate; to 8
followed by his falling to the bottom 8 that effect, asking that the senate 8
or tne tup ta a dead taint, brought; 8 hold up the confirmation of the 8
the father to an instaht realization. 8 governor until a report of the ac- 8
that something was wrong. j8 tion of tne local committee and 8
Dr. McAllister, surgeon on the Ko- 8 its reasons therefor is received 8
rea, was immediately summoned.. He 8 by mail. , : , ; " ;i 8
(Continued on Ptjt 4)
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Li.ojI ik
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Car Turns Turtle but Luck
Saves Four Tourists from
Terrible Accident . v
An automobile accident, a miracu
lous escape from death and, as a re
tult otu both, ' the meeting .of old
friends two thousand " miles from
iheir.homes. - i8 the story brought
back from Hawaii this morning by
passengers arriving on the Mauna
Kei. -The story reads like fiction,
but that it is not fiction will be at
tested by a dozen people -who partic
ipated last Sunday, morning in what
might have been a horrible disaster.
. -Three miles from the Volcano
House, up the, long and narrow road
that leads from Hils to the ever-burning
crater of 'Kllauea, two machines,
speeding in opposite directions, came
to a sharp curve at the same instant
One w as a .big ten-seater car that car
ries tourists lor .the Volcano Stables
Company, the other car, a lighter-and
smaller car belonging to the same
company. In the big car, going up
to the volcano, was a party that in
cluded Dr. ao1 Mrs. Ray D. Robin
son of Los Angeles. " .
The big car, reached the curve a
lr.ct.on .f.a b.f,r. the lWt
Four of them Will Accompany
i Governor Frear and Attorney
General Lindsay to Island in
Mid-Pacific and VVill Remain
There Four Months '
Foregoing the cheer of the Christ
mas and : New Year season except
such as they may - take with them
Lindsay and four. scientists from the
department of agriculture probably
will sail out' of Honolulu harbor the
latter , part of! : this week on the rev
enue cutter 'Thetis ' for tne Midway
and. Laysan Islands ; . : :
The Governor and attorney general
may be gone a month, returning about
the middle tof January, but the four
enthusiastic ' men . of science go ' to
Laysan equipped with, ro visions .for
four .months stay, where they will
make a thorough and" exhaustive
study of the tropical flora and fauna;
The expression "exhaustive study" is
here used advisedly. i-":. '.;"'.'.
It is understood these 'Scientists,
whose names as yet are not known
locally, will remain on the little .Lay
san island cut off and - separated by
hundreds of n-iles of-ea from civili
zation. ; They ,' are going prepared to
undergo some hardships, sot the least
of which, according to a local author
ity; will be the lack of ice. '
In the ' mild, sensuous air of 5 the
semi-tropical region around Midway
the Governor and : attorney general;
undisturbed, by social amenities and
interruptions of ocfal; "c T!frs,.vwfll
nold long ciscu2K)n3, cask lazily in
the Varm sun and Eleep long, nights
on the problems of government, and
Ptopcied-ilcgisla.U6a . which, rc "tQ be
taken, up at the approaching session
of the . territorial legislature.' They
expect to return refreshed, invigorat
ed and ready to plunge Into the mass
of work, awaiting them-.t'i rather, the
Governor does. . , ! i
Lindsay rfctuiUs to face the problem
of drumming up the law practise he
surrendered when he went "into his
present office, which he gives up. to
his" successor," Wade Warren Thayer,
the first of January. - v I ?
K night adopted a resolution pro-3
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car that was flying down the road.
Both drivers , jammed to their right
and the big car, clearing the curve,
slid past? the smaller machine,- and
went up the road in safety.
The smaller car was , so close on
the curve and the dastance between
the autos was so slight , that the
driver, Melnecke, could not throw his
machine back on the road in time,
and besides, the little car was carry
ing five people. The auto skidded
for an instant, hung on the edge of
the road, and then went over a three
foot bank, turning turtle. i;
The upset occurred within five sec
onds of the time the two machines
met The little car had hardly stop
ped 'rolling when the passengers of
the other jumped out and raced back
to the scene of the mishap. Several
mtn put their shoulders against the
car and lifted it and one by one. the
disheveled passengers began crawling
out The driver had been thrown
from his seat into the ferns by the
road-side and blood was spurting from
an ugly gash just below his left
: Two women came outfrom under
the - car- first .then a man and then
another man. Then Dr. Robinson,
- flr.T""who" .'taS
crawled out and the first man looked
at him. - ."- ' -
'For God's sake! You here!"
cried Robinson!
"For the love of You here, Doc!"
!said the other man.
He was Andrew J. Copp. Jr. of Los
(Continued from paje two.)
:;a Eloc;l
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The -movemeht of the loldlers In ttt, Balkan-war has; 'bsen -hampered; of late-ty th?' frlfhtful condition off
the roads in places, waist deep in sticky mud. ' Through' this anud the Christian refugees; assailed by thd McsselK
nun'tronris arc- compelled to flee, fear Ing each moment that the Turks will asalp break out upon them - to slay!
rnd Qestroy They are without food,'
winter in tlie" Balkans4 is pretty . much
Lb.i HikO UUiiLltlL
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Mayor; Fern holds the financial fate
of ' the : present board of superyisor
in his hands, according , to the outlook
today. ; ;:..f' .. r,
If he takes his pen In hand and signs
some resolutions recently passed by
the board Appropriating several thou
sand dollars for public improvements,
the. board win be .stuck" or the city
will be stuck with a deficit of some
if the mayor doei not take his pen
a i
in hand and does n5t sign these reso.;iuiu. JPn, uey xu-aiarquis
th hari i n; nmbahiv- Masayoshi Matsugata, ignoring the or-
squeeze through- and' have a few dol- gent request -on, the. part of Prince
lars left In the treasury, though' vir-, Oyama, Marquis Inouye t and other
tually the municipal War-chest will he r'genros." or 'elder statesmen, declined
as . empty as Old Mother Hubbard's. today posIUvely to accept, the preml
nmvorhtai AhnrA. Atthouzb the. ershlo' which is rendered vacant by
k v.o- naea& 'nnnrnriricMnfia '
Its recent' discoveries in the realms
of finance, 'aided by Chairman Low of
the ways i ana - means commmee ana. me genru uav mev m wmweuraj . . . ,., -,
City Auditor' BIcknell,' have shownjday by day since the downfall of Sal-1 hope -that the marquis might T be -In-that
there Js no money to carry out ! on jl's. cabinet discussing the situation ' duced to accept . the premiership, 'he
th6 re8oruUOns. and now the board, or Ifrom. morning till night No" solution j declined to do so, voicing his . final
Chairman. Low at least sees a way J as to the formation of the newrmlnis
out of the dilemma. This way out is try, . however, was 'reached except to
for' Mayor: Fern to withhold his ;slg task Marquis Matsugata. to undertake
nature rfromu the .appropriations. thls difficult, task, and he as' declined
"While it ;;true . that- the city has.
)33,OO0i 'in school funds or at least
this amount ol tax money set' aside
for school purposes,' and. which is now;
handled 4y Jhe Territory, that is. a
long wiy from actually having it in ¬
cur ;t treasury, - . saia cnairman low
this mqrning. "The , talk about cor
rylng the matter, into the i courts is
all right, hut there, is no assurance
that the pitv can get this money from
the Territory, and if we don't get it,
we have! a. U;icittf $6000, caused by
these, appropriations in recent reso
lutions ; wJch are not yet signed by
the mayor. I believe that the mayor
will withhold bis signature,' m which
case we . wilp-rave , money enough,
with some ' unexpended " balances, to
get throughthe year with. But we
won't have anything to leave to the
next board.
Accot-dlng to Supervisor Low, thejof the board of supervisors accordiii;;
loard has been misled in its appro
priations by sjme discrepancies in
its figures' and those of the tax office.
"We understood that we could get
about $360,000 from the tax office,"
ue said today, "when as a matter of
fact we got only $".41,000.. The trouble
with the plan ci this and other boards
has been . that we have been- appro
priating on an 'anticipated Dasls.' We
didn't know exactly how much money
we were going to have, and that pol-iize
icy threw :U8 -off err the wrong scent
The new board, to my. mina, ought
to wait until, it hears from the new
tax valuations before making new
aDuronriatlons. The new tax law is
hard -to. figure on, anyway, and the 'city and county jobs,
board ought to wait until after Janu j It could not be learned todajr that
ary 21, when It knows just what its the two-dollars-a-day scheme has en
stare of the taxes is to be. j listed general support among the
Most of the appropriations that Imocratic supervisors who constitute
may be allowed to lapse, says Low, i the majority of Che board. In fact, it
are comparatively unimportant. They was considered unlikely that the
can be carried out by the new board . Democrats would attempt to change
without any. great delay.
J'' "-Vi
almtjst' naked and expoted, to the bit
Jlke winter, in the Canadian. Rockies.
'. . . -.. .
nied in Cablegramlo fJ.ip- -:
v pu Jiji Here Today if)
Vl'j'O "' . ' "i,. ' - ' : ' ' 1 . ". "T ,'v v: r '-.'y;;;s-".'v
"c Marquis !.'. MasayoshI :v Matsugata,
twice premier of Japan, has definitely
refused to accept the premler&ivjp a
tnld time, . to succeed Satonji, accord
ing to a special cablegram received
this mornlngr by- the NIppu Jljl;. . . .
: The Advertiser's Wifeless, service
lasi tiieht carried a story to the effect
that Matshgata had accepted the pre
miership., but. this Is denied In a spe
cial cableKTam ' from Tokyo 'today to
i the Japanese paper. The cablegram
is at iouo. ,
f the reslcnation of Marouis KinmOch1 1
jsalcnjl. and the political, sltuaUon : .In
Japan s capital is as serious- as; ever.
positively; Aitnougn oiner anempis
were made- again and asain in the
Two dollars a day for each city and
county laborer on general work is rhe
idea that has been talked over by
gome of the newly-elected. members
10 an authoritative report this morn
ing. It appears that certain members of
the board have been casting about to
see how the city finances would stand
tbe strain.
City officials who have heard intdi
rectly that this plan is proposed are
not tlow in declaring it an' open bid
for Dolitical support, and see in the
'scheme another move to 'Tammany-
Honolulu." One of them said tq-
day that the Democrats want to get
all tne aay-iaoorers inio nne ana iaai
this latest dea is looked upon as cer-
tain to make hundreds of votes among
the laborers and the applicants for
the 11.50 a day rate now in effect.
ier winds - of. adanclnc wint
micr, ana
V f
j Wn9 nag thrice. refased a premiership
refusal today.
I tie believed here that Prince Tarp
Katsura. now' grand chamberlain, will
be called and, appointed new. premier
to bring harmony in the present po
litical' crisis. ri . '- ; :
Despite the approach pf tbe annua!
holiday season U. S. District Attorney
R. W. Breckons will endeavor to hur
ry through -the two final hearings in
the Mahuka federal site condemna
tion case, finishing them some time
in Jaunary so that the appropriation
bill for the purchase of the property
may go before congress during the
short session.
It is generally felt that if the ap
propriation is to be obtained for this,
project it must be disposed pf before
the end of the short session, which
closes March 4. After that date the
new congress, controlled by the Demo
crats, is expected to take up tariff
questions, and appropriations for
buildings encouraged by the old ad
ministration are likely to receive lit
tle consideration.
The Mahuka site hearing made lit
tle headway this morning, the entire
time being occupied by a discussion
before the court with the jury ex
cused, on the admission as evidence
of the, deed of sale of the Cooke prop
erty, adjoining ' the Chambers Drug
Co. This deed was executed Febru
ary 11, 1911, more than a year after
(Continued on page two.)
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Report That Franz Josef And Ernpsre:'
Wilhelm Have Reached Agreement ;
: Current In Vienna And Berlin- ;
: Assurance Of Support Of ' : .
Yaterland Belisveci C2hind '
;fv,iMove' Of Austria ln$2&MMr
v , ' ing Supply Ship : ; i i
Papers of Athens Assert Without Hesjbncy That H:!!:n:: :
! Entitled to tha Lion's Share.of th2 Spoils in tho 'J:s r...J
ThatTheir Government ViH Undoubtedly Cbim It .
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' ' V Special to Star-BuUetinl ; ,! - ;
' LONDON, England, Dec' 10. -Ditpatchet to aftsmoon pa?:r h;rj t
sert that both Berlin and Vienna have heard that the K!s;r z-i f s r
Emptror, Franz Josef of Austria, h&ve ; reached an ajrmsnt
the German army is placed at the hack of the Austrian for;es li f -
war over the difficulties which have arisen between '--ths Dual.:.:,
and the, little Kingdom of 8erv;a.; . f ;
V1' l reported jthat the two monarch have been Mn secret c:r-
tion with each other osr this question and it is hell that b-.t f:r t
surance which -he had received from Deri In the Em?:rcr w:;': r-:
authorlxed the capture of the Servian supply ships, whi: r .::
world yesterday-afternoon. ' . K . - .
VyTha' mobilization; of the Austrian troc.- on ts Ctrb frc -
ue,'an4-tvanlm5?'tyef ,rt,7M
ths.flira f a; mi'jn t set t,h vvhoia
LONDON, ENGLAND;. DWPapera 'printed hsre
that the terms upon which the Turks will submit ts, t
peace between the Empire and the allies will It, iht-rt:
. A Ak . ' .111 a & - - m
una capiurca or in nies ana an
Turkey shall continue as heretofore In the hands of ths JTzr.:.- 7. j
terms will also demand that Adrian iple shall continue In-ik c;-.:rcl cf
Turkey. Upon these terms -only will the Ottoman accccd to ps::s.
It Is believed that the allies will .."spurn sue htsrms andi that t.w.t w;r
will break out again after the-end. pf .the. armistice. - ; A -
ATHENS, GREECE, Dec 10, iTha.; papers here are demaniirj i.xt
the government ask for the larger share of the spoils which my c:.7ie ts
the allies In the way of territory from, the war, with Turkey. It Is h::j
that Greece has suffered most from the Turk, and that she hs ths tz.X
claim to the islands which the' Ottoman has been controllina fir etrt-r-lea.
. Among tho islands.whlch It is believed. that Greece will c' -i li t":t
ancient bone of contention, Crete.- Others In the seas around Cr:::j will
also be demanded when the time
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CHICAGO, IIU Dec -10v Theodore Roosevelt Is again in the cintsr of
things todiy. In an impassioned address' made before the Cull U'szn
convention here he asserted that the Progressive party has corns to stay.
tnat.lt rms a long-rclt want or the
place that both of the older parties
affiliate with the old Republica party. ,' .; r
' This brought round after round of cheerlnj from hfs hearers, but
the Colonel did not stop there. He again tookXip the election d::ltisn of
the Idaho. courts and bitterly assailed the law and justice of the finiirj.
By a strange co-lncidence, while he was speaking the news that ths
Supreme Court of Idaho had sustained the lower courts' and hai ruled
that the publication of Mr. Roosevelt's attack constituted contempt of
court reached the convention hall. Under this Supreme Court ruling ed
itors printing any statement from Roosevelt or other sources ansnt the
decision will be held' subject to trial for contempt of court. ; ' .
Still Hope For Comprbmiiis !
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' . . :-; CAjwoclated. Press Cable ." .. :'-
: MANCHESTER. England, Dec 10v--The Press of this city. In 'com-.
menting upon the Panama canal toll tangle, says today that, inasmuch as
President-elect Wilson is not committed to any course of policy It is hope
ful of having the difficulty settled
refers to Senator Root's address in
on his fellow countrymen to yield the
' ;; . t Associated
lessed in today that late last night.
steamer and sank that vessel. : It is
with the merchantman, although tha
definitely. The battleship is reported
port. -" -.;
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PORTLAND, Oregon, Dec. .10. In a letter to the Chamber of Com
merce here. Secretary of State Knox intimates that the Government at
Washington is but waiting for the5 next elections In China before recogniz
ing the new republic, y- '.v.'.' r' r ,-;
To Make Goethals General
-i Special Star-Bulletinf Cable -. r - Vfr
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 The bill making Col. Goethals, in charge of
the construction of the Panama" Canal major general in 'the army has
been introduced in the Senate today. c A
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is rr';rtsi as inrri;;
It r
c,!s tlazina.
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miners or crown ian) ri . l
comes to divide the spoils.
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Rampage P.:
people of the United' States, taxes a
have vacated, and that it will never
by an appeal to arbitration. , It also
which, tha New York soion called up
entire problem to arbitration. :
Proa Cable '
10 The'" battleship Centurtan, : wire-'
she was In, collision with an unknown
believed that all hands went down
Centurian'a - dispatch did not state
to be badly hurt and limping Into
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