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Evening. Bulletin Est. 1882. No. 11430
12 PA(iES HONOLULU, TEKKITORY OF HAWAII, MONDAY
Hawaiian Star, Vol. XX. No. 6471
15112. 12 PAGES.
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If WIRELESS SIDE
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Site Not Yet Decided Upon by.D lf rATUPADT
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Present Wireless Station - at
Kahuku v .
LARGEST STATION IN THE
WORLD TO BE BUILT THERE
More Than One Thousand Tons
of Structural Steel to Be Used
in Masts, Which Will Be Sent
Here Within the Next-Three
Months Work on San Fran
cisco Station Already Under
, e "Requests for bids on the new
wireless station! which will five 3
- ' Honolulu day-light communlca- s
tlon not only with the Coast but S
v with theOrjent, have been asked $
' for already, and the work on the $
' station will be commenced with-?
4 in a comparatively short time.
Extract from statement made by
; !' Manager Balch, of the . United 3
Wireless "Company this morning. $
That Honolulu will soon be fn even
closer touch with the' mainland and
- the rest of the w orld, by - means, of
the largest wireless station even built,
was the gist of the Information g;lv;u
out by .Manager 'Balch of the United
"Wireless -Company this morning. This
station; which will, ' when ; completed
cover more than two, miles of ground,
with masts more than four hundred
feet high, and weighing In all more
than a thousand tons, is to be rushed
to completion as soon as, possible.
Orders to this effect have , been re
ceived by cable from the Marconi
i headquarters in the East, and a spec
' lal resident engineer, who has been
.detailed for several months studying
Ik. . .1 . L. . - l I
.Of : wireless stations . Dlanned by the
.Jiritlsh government, will be here with
in a short time to tako charge of
the construction ' work. "
The selection of a site has not. yet
. been made, said. Mr. Balch but the
) . station will probably go up either In
the vicinity of Koto Head, whTre an
option on a large tract of land has
- been secured, or jiear the : present
Kahuku Wireless . station- of the
United Company. Either site is most
V desirable declared Mr. Balch. ,
I'- There will be In 'reality two separ-
, ate stations, one for receiving only,
. which will not be equipped witn
power, and the other the monster
power station for sending purposes.
This arrangement allows the station
to send two and receive two messages
from the same direction at the same
time. In other words, it will be pos
sible to send at the same moment,
two separate messages to Japan and
and two to San Francisco, and too
receive at the moment of sending two
I messages from ither direction. This
s multiplies the Work of all other sta
j tlons by four iquads It" as the ex-
perts say. . -
: The sending station will be com
posed of two separate "legs." one for
sending , to San Francisco, where ' a
huge station is "now being construc
ted about sixteen miles north of the
city," on the shore of Bolinas Bay,
and the other, a longer and iieavier
one, for sending to the Oriental sta1-
V tions. There will be . ten masts in
this leg, -about 1000 feet apart, and
; stretching a total length of 4500 feet
The leg for sending to, the Orient will
also have; ten masts, stretching over
. about 5000 feet, making twenty send
ing masts in alL
. The station for receiving from San
Francisco will consist of a row of
masts four hundred feet high, and
about 4500 feet apart That for work
.with the Orient will be five masts,
about ,5000 feet apart " .
'3.'Work on these masts as w'ell as the
I ?steam turbines and other structural
6teel work and machinery is well ad
vanced, says Mr. Balch.
The steamer W G. Hall made a spe-
ciai inp nonoiuiu, onnginc: a
full shipment of Kauai sugar. This
vessel . is on the berth to depart for
the Garden Island at 5 o'clock this
evening, taking passengers and mails
Special prices on SAFES till Jan. 1st.
to make room for new stock:'
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Zferchast and iJakea, phone
IMS POST OF
C. A. COTTRILL
Robert W. Cathcart Is
out for the
position of collector of internal rev-
enue, now held by Charles A. Cottrill,
appointed last year by President Taft
His name will come before the Dem
ocratic central committee for endorse
ment In a few days, . he having been
connected with that party here ever
since its organization.
In addition to his party affiliation,
Mr. Cathcart presents his business ex
perience in . support of his candidacy.
He was the accountant of the late
firm of Wilder & Co., Ltd., for twenty
six years. . After the dissolution of
that corporation he did special work
for various concerns, and under the
first municipal board he - w as chief
clerk of the road department Lat
terly he has been connected with the
Kaimukl Land Co., Ltd. Mr. Cath
cart makes the pardonable boast that,
although in his time he has handled
large amounts of money, he has never
been required to give a bond. i
Although "Mr. Cathcart's eye is on
the ' collectorship of internal revenue.
he has ; been.Y practically picked for
immediate office as.hief clerk of. the
road department when' the new board
of supervisors carries out its plan of
reorganization) xluring the ' next few
weeks. Also, there is a strong prob
ability that leading Democrats here
will he content to have Collector Cot
trill serve out his. term of office even
under a Decor m at! c administration,
O'ER HUqE EGGS
If the present board of supervisors
cannot lay good streets, the hens of
Kaimukl can lay good eggs that are
not to be sneezed at, ,and are come
thlng to be proud of.
J. Lando of Twelfth avenue, Kaimu
kl. has a white Plymouth Rock hen
that latt week presented him with an
egg, the measurments of which were:
circumference the long way. eight and
Lve-elghtbs inches, circumference the
short way, seven inches. The eggs
weighs full five ounces. The egg I as
not been broken yet so that the con-
tents is still a. mystery.
A white leghorn hen belonging to
one of the staff of this paper, also of
Kaimukl, recently presented the fam
ily with an egg that was slightly un-
oer the dimensions of the above de
scribed. It contained two yolks.
Gee but dis am a lonesome town,
Nothln' to do when the sun goes
Xo one to amuse me; nothin' to con
No one to stan' for a dollar touch,
No plnce to sleep but a tent in th'
No excursions like on Puget Soun'
jee, but dis am a lonesome town.
From "Impregsionsof Schofield Bar
racks." by a soldier of the colored
Pity the poor colored gentlemen of
the Twenty-fifth Infantry, who are to
irnve for station at Schofield Bar
racks by the January transport. Pity
them not , because of their color, or
calling, or destination, but because
there is a rude awakening in store j
or tnem tnat win procaoiy snake tne
ra5'ors rjnt out of their boots.
According to the Seattle Post In-i
, tellinger of recent date the men of
ine iwo Daiiauons sianonea. at t on;
George Wright, Spokane, and the one
battalion at Fort LawSon, Seattle,
' have become much bored with . gar
J rison life during the past twa years,
jand are eagerly anticipating a little
J winter's Jaunt in , the tropics. The
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GALORE AVAITTHE palIfT
COLORED SOLDIER Pir.k
R. R. ELGIN
Former Manager of H'lo Rail
road Victim of Appendicitis.
Funeral Tomorrow from the
Home of F. A. Schaefer, Nuu
Robert R. Elgin, lately manager of
the Hawaii Railway Co., Ltd., died at
the Queen's Hotpitat at 9:lo ouo-h
tfch morning, after an illness of less
tban a week. He got up from his
Christmas dinner feeling ill, and, be
coming worse, Dr .Hodgins was called,
V ho had him taken to the bispitat. On
Thursday he underwent an operation
for appendicitis, but he became worse
) next day and never rallied afterwards.
ine immeaiaie cause or aeatn was
hemorrhage of .the stomach. Mrs. El
gin was in attendance at his bedslae
during his last few days.
The late Mr.. Elgin was only forty
years of age, and his passing away,
wben- few, people of Honolulu kuw
even of his illness, was a shock to the
community. He was a native of An-
ciston, Alabama, and has been a resi
dent of these inlands for twelve years.
B sides heing manager of the Hawaii
railway, Mr. Elgin was deputy collec
tor of customs and postmaster at Ma
hukona. Having resigned the railway
management a few weeks ago, he gave
ui the other positions and came to
He leaves' a wife, formerly Miss Irm
gard Schaefer, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. A. Schaefer. Immediately art
e his death the place of business of
F. A: Schaefer ft Co., Ltd., was closed
foi. the v day. , The funeral will take
placer from the: Schaefer residence,
Kosebank N'uuanii avenue," at three
o clock tomorrow afternoon. '
A flag inverted, flying from the fore
mcstof the American schooner Daunt
less, sent Federal quarantine, customs
and also police officers to the scene,
, Captain Mercheson, master of the
vessel happened to cast his eye heav
enward, and then realized what had
brought the minnions of law and Order
to his ship, then awaiting a tow into
It is all a mistake" he stated, when
asked what was the trouble on board.
It appears that -Mate Guthrie, failed
to note the manner In which the sig
nal had been sent aloft Diamond Head
lff0kout telephoned the arrival of the
Dauntless to the city
The Dauntless brings 700,000 feet
lumber consigned to Allen and Robin
son. The vessel was eighteen days on
a voyage from San Franckco. The
vessel will be remembered as having
been run down by the coasting steam
er Helene when leaving San Francisco
I'm the islands, some months ago. Co'a
siderable repairs to the windpamm"'
was necessary as a retult of the co.
Palmer , P. Woods, prominent Dem
ocrat of Hawaii and one of the old
timers in party councils, is picked to
day as the choice of the Democratic
party here for secretary of the terri
tory under the coming Democratic ad
ministration. Mr. Woods is now in Honolulu and
has made formal application, it was
stated today, to the Democratic terri
torial central committee for indorse
ment. The committee will hold a
meeting tonight and today it seemed
sure that Mr. Woods will be indorsed.
Bertram G. RivenbuTgh has been
sooken of as a possible candidate for !
the secretarvehiD. but his candidacv !
(has not materialized in an applica-
tion for indorsement and prominent
Democrats this morning said that
mere is little doubt tnat woods win
be given the backing of the party's
According to present calculations of
H. Hackfeld and Company, the Pacific
Mail liner China will be dispatched
for San Francisco at 10 o'clock Tues
WARNS PORTE AGAINST TRICKERY
Czar Nicholas and his ton.vhead of the
porting in- neir conni(wiin inc
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After an exhaustive test which has
xhaustive test which haslprked clarets which are unfortified
consumed the greater part of the lastl
three months. Food Commissioner
Blanchard. has finally completed h
examination of the California ai
cai lower priced wines, inciuaingine
so-called "dago red," and willsnbmit
his complete report to the bard of
liquor license comniissioneFsat their
next . meeting.
The examination inclrfde'd samples
of the wines submittedby liquor li
cense inspector W. P' Fennell,. and
also those collected by Mr. Blanchard
at random, both from the local deal
ers and from the different . wineries
throughout the Islands. The tokay
wine, or what Is popularly termed
dago red," has received special at
tention during this examination, and,
in fact, the greater part of the work
has been centered on this particular
grade. The term "dago red," accord
ing to Mr. Blanchard, is a misnomer
applied' to all the lower grade of
wines ' which come into the Islands
from California, and this term is used
in California to. distinguish the lower
It is a sure-enough "inaugural' that
the out-going city fathers are plan
ning to hand to the incoming super
visors. Unless these plans fail, the
last' official act of. the present board
will be to pas3 the plumbing ordinance
over the veto of the mayor, which that
official intends handing in tonight.
Under the law the old board ceases
to exist at noon of the first Monday in
January, in this case Jan. 6. one week
from today. Under another law the
board must wait five days after the
mayor vetos a bill before attempting
to pass it over his veto. Thins brings
the time on which the board can act
on the vetoed plumbing ordinance to
Saturday. Sundav is a holiday and
m i , ...in v. .v, ;o.
u"u ' ' i
ponunuy lor iae super isui s 10 un
the mayor a crack' and pass the bill.
Also it will be the board's last oppor
tunity to transact any business at all
Therefore the need of deferring action
on the bill until that date.
The new board will take the oath
of office Monday morning. The oath
will be administered by one of the .cir
cuit court judges, probably Judge
Cooper. Toe members will then pass
into the assembly hall, where the old
board will be waiting for them.
The old board will pass out and
the new board will witness the swear
ing in of the city and county officials,
the oath "to be administered by the
mayor. - " -y ...'-'
only nation that is actively tup
uuoman. . : ; -. ? , , y ;
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wines. So far as he has been able
tto ascertain, none of this, type of
wine is imported into Honolulu, prac
tically all of the wine coming from
California , being fortified sweet wine,
or, wine' containing alcohol. The so
called ("dago fed," which is, in reality,
the California tokay, is made -from
the California tokay grapes, sweet
ened and reinforced with alcohol tip
to about twenty per cent which is ap
proximately five times greater than ;
the amount In beer and one half the
amount in ordinary whisky. This
makes the "dago red" a very strong
The brandy used in fortifying these
wines is free of duty, and it will be
readily seen how this class of wine
can be produced so cheaply and also
how strong it can be made.
The- examination of the various
samples of these wines was based up
on ascertaining the glycerine con
tents, the alcohol and sugar contents,
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"There will be no material reduce
tion in the " work of the Kalihi hos
pital, though the amount of work at
the settlement on Molokai may be
increased following appropriations by
the next congress," said Dr. J. S. B.
Pratt, president of the board of
health, discussing the interview pub
lished this morning from Surgeon
General Rupert Blue, at Washington,
"The work done at Kalihi is under
territorial and not federal supervi
sion, and it doubtless will continue
to be handled in that manner.
"It is quite likely however, that
Dr. Blue will ask appropriations from
congress for thrfe leprosy stations to
be established on the mainland. In
fact he intimated as much to me dur
ing our talk at Washington when I
attended the international congress
of hygiene and demography last sum
mer. I understand he has decided to
recommend the establishment of such
hospitals in the states of Minnesota,
Arizona and Georgia.
Planning further effective education
in the territory on the subject of tub
erculosis Dr. A. N. Sinclair, is con
ferring with the local moving picture
exchange in an effort to obtain the
tuberculosis films which are being
shown at the "movies" throughout the
mainland cities. The pictures, besides
forming an - excellent entertainment,
are a liberal education themselves on
LEPER WORK AT
KALI NOT TO
Turkish Army Refreshed an d Re-inforced
during the long ; delay now Ready
and Anxious to Begin Hostilities
anew-Sultan's Representatives in Lon
don Propose that Great Powers be
Called upon to Mediate Between 0 tto-
man and Christian-Allies Astonished
by Suggestions Adjourn to Consider :
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CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Dcv 30. -Announcement va made this
morning that the Sublime Porto has received. a formal warning from Hut
sla that Turkey must at once come to terms. The Russia nnota intimates
that the Sultan and his representatives In London have been playing for
time long -enough and that further delay will not be tolerated by the ,
Czara government ' .' '. "-. " .
. As though in answer to this warning the military authorities tsday
Issued a statement that the army of Turkey has been- re-freshed and re- "
Inforced by the long break In hostilities and la now ready and anxious th
resume fighting. . .:'. ' '; . r .. -;
v , PLAYING FOR MORE TIME
LONDON, Dec 30 The Turk here played another card today In
their fight for time. - They proposed to the Allies that the entire question
between them be submitted to a conference of the Great Powers of Europe,
or that the Powers be called upon to act as mediators in the conflict
The Allies professed to be astonished st the' suggestion and adjourned the
conference until Wednesday to consider it . , ;
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.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Dec SOln the midst of a dead silence the"
court here this morning sentenced P.esident Ryan, head of the Interna;
tional Association of Bridge and Structural iron Workers, and other offi
cers of that union and other labor leaders throughout the : country,, whs
were found guilty of a vast dynamiting - conspiracy. Ryan was . given
seven years in the Federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan. Vlce-PreU.'ent '
Butler and Secretary Hockln, of the Iron Workers, together with Q!ar A.
Tveitmoe and Eugene Clancy, with six other prisoners were given susr
pended sentence of. from one to four or five years. This measure was
taken by the court. It is understood.in order to allow the state authorities
of California and eisewhere to bring the prisoners to trial on more serf
ous charges. .
Arrangements have been completed for a special secret train to take
the prisoners to Leavenworth, Kar-
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NEW YORK, Dec. 30. One hundred and fifty odd thousand garment
workers of all ages and both sexes walked out of their jobs this morn '
Ing, halting the operations-of more than four hundred factories. The strik
ers left their work at a pre-concerted signal and went In a most orderly -manner.
The leaders declare that no violence will be tolerated from any
member of the union. V The worker are demanding more pay and a recog .
nition of their union. " :r'.' ' . r i
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German Secretary Of State Dead
AssocUUl Press Cable Vl: '
STUTTGART, Germany, Dec 30. Alfred Von Kiderlin-Waechter, sec- "
retary of. state, died at his home here today." He has been In ill health
for some time, but the end was sudden, and a shock to his friends. .-.-..
LOCAL POSTOFFICE NOW READY FOK
OPENING OF PARCELS POST SYSTEM
The Honolulu postoffice today sent
out the following notice:
That distinctive parcels post stamps
must be used on all fourth-class mat
ter beginning Jan. 1st, 1912, parcels
bearine other kinds of stamps are
That parcels will be mailable only
at the Honolulu postoffice and mu3t
not exceed 11 pounds, in weight or 72
inches in length and girth combined.
That all parcels must bear the re
turn card of the sender, preceeded by
the word "FROM", and prepared for
mailing in such manner that contents
can be easily examined.
Owing to the very limited number
of parcels post stamps received from
the department, such stamps will, un
til further supplies are received, be
sold only to persons mailing parcels
post packages, this arrangement is
necessary in order to avoid our run
ning out of stamps.
Parcels post stamps only will be
placed on sale at parcels post division
room on the Bethel street side adjoin
ing registry division, where parcels
should be presented for examination.
; weighing and mailing.
A mailable parcel on which the
Dostaee is fully prepaid may be in
sured against loss in an
they are obtained they will be dis-lthe
played at the theatres here and at
Hllo, and possibly at a number of
moving-picture houses In the smaller
where their terms will begin.
Out On Strike
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equivalent to its actual value, but not ,
to exceed $G0 on payment, of a fee of
10 cents in parcels. post stamps, such
stamps to be affixed. In view of this
provision and the furnishing of re.-'
ceipts for such mail when insured the
xecessity for registration is removed
and therefore fourth-class , matter
ihall not be admitted to the registered
mails. . . . V
JOSEPIL G. PRATT, '
. v Postmaster.. -
News that Fire Chief Thurston Is
meeting unexpected eleventh-hour op
position to reappointment In the hew
board of supervisors, together with
the report that Mavor Fern haa indi
cated that he may not name Thurs-
to nagain, stirred leading ' business
I me nuns morning to the point wnere
yare prepared to say what they
think if politics Is pnt above efficiency
hi the fire department
WILL NOT STAND
FOR OUSTING '