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Zealandia, Jan. X.
' Marama, Dec ZU
Evening Bulletin. Est, 1882, No. 5431.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6472.
Charges made by Richard H. Trent
that Fire Cbler Thurston; has played
politics in his department and Inti
mations that he has used hia power
t8 chief 'to make-firemen rent frouc
h Im cottages nea . ihe various fire
uatious.- were vigorously and indig
nantly denied by Chief Thurston this
' Doming. ' : 1 .--'X' ' '
Attempta. made 3 "get Thurston's
scaM and to have him ousted by the
' irayor and ' the supervisors seem to
' l ave been renewed recently, and to
iay "there were several : stories of
dtals and compromises : by which
. 'Thurgtoarwill be put out'orjhls de
jiartireut tsedor-"Democratic pa
rouage. The supervisors soon to takj
ofilce say today that there is litLe
.likelihood that .Thurston wiit be re
. appointed by the mayor. ,s '
jVhy don't the papers tell Vhe whole
stcry about the fire department in p
lilies ?M questioned R. H. Trent, in aj
Jrterview this morning. '-1 ; r ', : "V':" "
""A very fron-iinent Republican cam 3
lo.rae toda.to ask ,tlut I. use what
ever influence I 'migLt ' have with
..Mayor Fern to get him to reappoint
'Chief Thurston. ; He'thought It y oaiJ
bt'a shame for the Mayor to InjeiV
rolitlcs into the fire department,vcon-
.'. tirued rir.'Trent 1 .;. ' '!
- "I ti'.ied him iie had not hear j
; tl:ct :ir. TturEton tad been using hit
' jesition to do pclitics: ' and" 'that" aV
. though he tit! teen twice "appointed tc'
hi position -by Xayor Fern, Le did h!;. I
ii . ti pcs.i io ueii fvm in. uie iasv eiei'.
tion. ' Ift is said that Thurston not onl
w r.t ' c -.t vcf h!s' ,way 'to canvas
rcaiast Fern, but that he made'ever
s rmber Cf his department wear Part
er badges oil election' day. : ; , v
'"Another -thing', that is being "t urge I
ap alnet Thurston -s - that be, makes
practice of. acquiring property contif:
ucus to the fire stations and tun';
cottages td rent to the employees c
the department. Some people fear thef
the chief might be Jn danger of bein7
- iunuenced in his treatment of his men
Ly the fact thit they are, of are no'
contributing materially to hia monthly
: ir.come as tenants, ' ;V . -'
" . "There is a lot of talk'about t!.;
.. efficiency of the fire department, aV
; in a recent published .- interview t
v u ember of the board of Are underwrit
ers intimated that if Mr. Thurston
wvre not reappointed rates might 1.
-still farther Increased, lnttead of lov
ered as1 promised for so long. But how
e" ties it come that the rate for the new
cencrete" Excelsjor building, . only a
hhir block from the central .fire st: ;
tfen, has been put so high- that th
owners declare they will not insure.
Link Chips In. '
"Yes " chimed in L. L. McCandVss,
M who was present while Mr. Trent was
. mfklng" the foregoing statement
4 Yes," said the candidate for the go.
. cmorship,' "I have 1100,000 worth ol
I roperty In the city some of 71 '.
cencrete buildingsbut I will .not ir
; NEW YEAR'S EVE v
CARS ONE HOUR LATER
''.'a $ & 4 4: 4
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. 4 - Tonight? (Tuesday). New Year's
, Eve. the cars of the Rapid Tran- ?
' --.ait will run, one hour later than
, regular schedule. ;
Rapid Transit- cars outbound
t from , town will leave Fort street v
an hour later than. regular sched- f
ule. Thus: .
King Street Line
7 For WaikikL leave Fort street,
' 12:27. . - ; .. - '9
- a F6r Kallhi. leave Fort street, ?
r ' -. 12.33. 'r';
' Punahou Line . ;
For Punahou, leave Fort street, 3
12:S7. (Iron Works, 12:32). '
Nuuanu Valley Line ?4
For the Valley, leave King $
Alakea Street Line
N For Emma street, leave Fort 4
. street, 12:33. ; - . -4
'-i For Liliha street, ' leave Fort
' street,, 12: 37. . - .'v ; ' "
4- Hotel Street Line
. For KairaukL. leave Fort street. 4r
. .12:28. - -' ' ' : s-
4 :; v.;,'- - .;' '-. ' i
; A 4 . g , g $ $
Special prices on SAFES till Jan. 1st
to make room for new stock, i
i II. E. nEXPRICK, LTD ;
Ucrrbani and Alakea. l'hone 2618
nfiinvn ; a (nrrn in nn
KJ'LVUUUlLm&IUU'.. riHUVl.til.l lillUI
Haiku and Paia, Reduced One
Per Cent, Hawaiian Commer
c'aFs Extras to End, Hawaii
an Sugar Remains, but 1$ in
v Danger, and Kahuku Dropped
4 ''- -f 4
r . Haiku ; and : Paia,; dividends
4- each reduced from '.one and one-
half to one-half of one per, cent,
- Hawaiian Commercial, regular -f
f dividend continues,.; extras - to
4- cease. ''.''''V,'-.' ' s - .'-..' 4
'Hawaiian : Sugar; regular divl- f
end " continues for the k present,
way be trimmed later. t '' ;
4 Kahuku, extra dividend omit-
ted, hoped : to maintain regular
'dividend. -:y ;-'-r-V:''-',5:-' . '
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f 4 4- 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
'Action has been f taken by sugar
conpanie8tt;the 'Alexander Sc. Eald
A'iu gioupi' respecting : dividends for
he . incorrfijg joar, with results as
stated v above. V. v r
"Haiku ' and Paia' dividends hav$
?nch been cut from one and one-half
.er cent pefmonth to ' one-half 'one
:ne ' per . centV said;. President : J P.
Jooke of Alexander & paldwin.'.ptd.,
this', morning. .. 'ix:'j-j
This ; is due to the low price " of
fugar and', to the V short crop. The
plantations jot the Maui Agricultural
Company," which include , Haiku and
?ala". .'Viir iose 7000 tons Jrom' the
'ffects of the late drought.- We do
jiot expect more . than ; 28,300 tons,
sgainst" 34,fil2r tons the pas:; season.
Jnder favorable : circumstances t his
rop ought to have been a little better
han last. one.
(Continued en Pag S)
0P1 OLD FORT
Wanted A: good home for one reg
iment of infantry and three compa
nies of coast artillery. Best of refer
ences. Apply, Department of Hawaii.
There's the present ; military situa
tion in A nutshell. " Western Division
arders directing Hhe above organiza
ions to "sail for Honolulu" were re
ceived at - army headquarters this
norning, but not a word is said as to
where the troops are to go on arrivr
U. They are to ''report to the com
tmnding general," but he happens to
,je in 'Washington,. D. C, at the pres
ent time, and even if here bas no au
.hority to assign troops to permanent
station in the department. "Without
ligher authority General Macomb can
10 more send the Twenty-fifth infan
cy the 20-odd miles to Schofieltf Bar
acks than he could send them to
uam or Panama. ,
The adjutant general has as yet re
ceived no information as to station for
the new troops, and until this comes
the: soldiers will be homeless wander
rs. '.When ; they disembark from the
transport their official journey will be
it an end, and they might as well go
fishing from the docks.
Again the; incoming troops are
ordered to bring the full allowance
of tentage and camp equipage, as the
regiment will be required to go into
camp for some time." Now that term
"full allowance" is another . sticker.
The usual allowance of tentage in the
field would, put two lieutenants in on
tent, - and give a single tent to a
captain. But surely it is not intended
i to put men under canvas for a yeai
or more in such cramped quarters at
this. The First Infantry has . about
four tents to a'lieutenait, and it is
figured that the , government will try
to do as well by the newcomers.'" '
The three coast artillery companies,
and the third battalion of the Twenty
fifth Infantry will tall on the Sheri
dan, -while headquarters' of the
rwenty-fifth, tbe. remaining two bat
talionsand; the 'Fourth Cavalry, wll.
come on the Logan. V
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10 PAGES. HONqLULU, TEKRITORV OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, I)EC. .Ilj 1012 10 PAGE.
NEWS FROM THEvFljSHT
$ i Al7 Palzer '. and Y Luther Z ; Mc?
Carty. fight .tomorrow; "at Lbs
$ Angeles for the diamond belt , of
i fered 'inilbe . "heavyweight! elfmi-'$:
t- nation contest" that isf now prac-
? tically the. world's championship -contest
Tbe : Star-Bulletin .bas$
made arrangements for a special-
news service on this : fight and
j will publish the news of this, 3
3 the biggest boxing contest of the $
V year, in its issue tomorrow after;
noon. - v;'.:(: ".
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II' DIG FIRM
- 'A.-''-. J. ;' 0 '.''" oux, vice-president of
Benson, Smith . Co., Ltd and for al
Most twelve years connected,, witbf the
Ug. drug-firm, tonight severs' his con
nection with' it and tomorrow will be
come assoctiled with August W. Mey
er in the Holisrer Drug Company Ltd.
He disposes of .ill of his stock in tbe
first, firm arid actjuired an equal sha e
with -Mr Meyers in Hollister's and
bereafter will te active in the affairs
of that com pan: : - ;
This, deal is the second of the- big
diug-Store deals of the last half year.
It was less than six months ago that
Mr.;Meyers bought the controlius '.'.'
tereirt in. the Hollister Drug company
and it is stated (hat he. has found his
br.sinets.80 heavy and so growing that
he cast around for a parrner to be
come associated In the active handling
f it. Mr: Gignoux. who rose from a
clerk Jn the Benson. Smith establish
ment to its vice-president and Is one
oi' the leading drug-store men of the
territory, was induced to make the
Mr..Glgnoux came from St Louis
twelve years ago to enter the employ
of -Benson, is.TiKh a cleTs. He has
rliien Tapidly and iu business circles
and is now president of the Merchants'
'' Ihe capital stock" of the Hoinstejr
company is S30.0OO., ;. ; ; ; -
FOR ECA ST
PA NAM A CAN
(TO0r5T5 COMING B
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Star-Bulletin Presents Views of
Citizen; Who Has'Studied : I
: I Comtriission Form
Editor Honolulu . Star-BiilleUn, i' j , -,
. Sir: -Apropos of the ' proposed new
charter for Honolulu,1 there1 seems to
be a great, dearth of 'practical sugges
tion as ' t'o" what the new -document
should contain. In view of the im
portance of the many-angled subject
it would seem that a public exchange
of Yiews should be- eneotiraged by the
committee - of -twenty-five.' . To help
fill & much-felt want . the appended
Suggestions, incomplete- aiid crudely
thrown together, arc offered ' In " the
hope that discussion may be' stimu
lated:':;' ; " "-. -X.' Y, Z.
. Honolulu, Dee. 30, 1912.
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Sn'girestloBs . for PIseusrto as te', the
- Proposed 'cw Charter. .V
.1 Property. :
The territory to transfer to 1be city
its title to all public roads, streets, al
leys, public parks (except r Kaplolani
Park held by trustees); schools and
school premises (except -reform
schools), district, court-houses ; and
jails, including grounds, police ; sta
tion, fire department buildings rand
apparatus, water-works, - ? pumping
plants, garbage plant sewer system,
electric light plantattd;atreetnltgbiirig
system.-. h'-r";'.' r5 t ',; V;
Xote: All .public property; not used
for territorial purposes 'ir not ' terri
torial -in character to be conveyed to
the municipality The executive build
ing and grounds, - archives boilding,
judiciary building and -adjacent! build
ings and grounds, armory; prison, In
dustrial or reform schools and
grounds, insane, asylum, leper estab
lishment, including home 'foincm-Iep-rous
children,- wharves land public
lands to remain with the territory;
School teachers to be appointed' and
paid and course ostudy prescribed by
the territory as at present: '
The city to assume. so much of! the
territorial debt as represents loan
moneys expended ,on water-works and
any other revenue-producing property
(it any) turned over to the city. But
not as to the sewer system -(annual
sewer rates to be abolished), schooU
buildings, or other V-non-produclve
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property to the payment of the ;in
debtedhess incurred in connection with
which, -as well as regards', loan mon
eys, expended, on the other' Islands, the
people bt the city .pf , Honolulu! would
contribute', tbrough. payment of terri-
(Avtnf ' in- ma" "' .... ' : : ' ,' ' -
. '- "-' 2-Potrers, r :;'
In addition, to the powers Vnow pos
sessed by the city and county give
ihe municipality power to levy, taxes
on real. and - personal ' property at ; a
rate not exceeding one per,.' cent; an
jiuallyr onf, the ? assessed ' full cash
value (the annual rate tQ be fixed iby
the board of commissioners) arid spe
cific taxes on carts, carriages, abto
mobiles, bicycles and dogs, also power
to levy special .taxes or : assessments
tor laying: sidewalks, .for opening,
grading and, pavjng (bu$ ;not repair
ing) roads, and 4 streets, for providing
and '? laying -ateV plpes,tsewers and
drains, and : for extending the street
lighting ' system r also power to levy
i per capita road, and school taxes. The
levying of occupation 'license taxes
( except on inter-island business and
for the sale" of Intoxicating liquors)
by the- Territory Ao be discontinued
and thc.'power to. impose such. to be
Uiven to tb municipality." The city
to have, power to incur indebtedness
and- , issue .'bonds ( for - public improve
ments as limited by section 55 of the
Organic Act. The "right of eminent
domain . also to be given the' city- :
- 'Note. Tbe- matter of ad Justing tax
ation i.wjll present some difficulties.
If is snggestel' that ;the Territorial
poir, road and 'school taxes and spe
cific personal . property " taxes should
be abolished, and the genera: proper
ty tax' (except as to property used in
inter-island business; t e.: : trarispor
tation - and -communication" -which
probably should be exempt tfrom mu
nicipal taxes , be limited tO'What will !
be, needed tor territorial requirements-:
(say, oneifourtb: o tmcflfth 'of
onev per: cent per annuriu ; , The . ter
ritorial revenues would consist of the
income and inheritance .' taxes,: prop
erty "tai (as limited) liquor license
fees,; taxes on " Inter-island husirieas,
rents of government- lands, and irici
denUlreceipts from wharves prison,
etc.'!' : :'Lv- ' ':'''" ':- -J'-'
' But if in order to be vandthe ter-
(Coniiniltd on gt 4)
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.HEADS; TO TUMBLE : 3
tt : As the f result of , a caucus of "3
tt the incoming board " of supeni- tt
tt sors,. held last night a number
tt of Republican office-holders are it
tt slated for .decapitation. The tt
tt Democrats . intend to make full tt
tt use of their power of patronage, ?
tt and It heads have . to fall, why, 3
tt It's only the fortunes of war: tt
tt ' Road Supervisor Caldwell, it is tt
tt. stated, will be one of the first of tt
tt the Republican office-holders to tt
tt lose bis official bead, and his re- 3
tt moval will be followed by a gen- 3
tt eral ousting v of deputies . and tt
tt clerks who are now on th? city 3
tt and county pay-roll, r : , ' tt
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Mocuted Press Cablel ,
NEW YORK," Dec 31. Cipriano
Castro, :known as the ".Stormy Petrel
of: Venezuela, - reached this city ; this
jforninj 'ori board the French steamer
Tet'ralne.,'-.:.?? 'cf .beiP3. a!ls'.v;d
t9 lan peacefully as h erptctei, the
ex-presldent of . the South American
ffpubl.lc.:fvascrdifsd Retained by,. the,
immigration authorities until orders
resardjr.j .'his dispotiton shall have
been received from Washinston. When
he . learned of "this,r Castro declared
that 'he' is-wilHng to co back to Eu
rope at once. - ; ,.' '-"."".
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I WASHiNGTON, Dec 31 Practld
aMy. every member of the staff the
sergeant-at-arma of ihe House of Rep
resentatives ' is J now in New York
searching for William J Rockefeller,
who Is badly wanted by the committee
investigating the so-called money
trust. So far Rockefeller has been
able to evade the summons sent him
by the. : committee to- appear- and I
testify. ';; i r
1 i-: ROCKEFELLER ILL fe
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'M NEW. YORK, pec 3T, William
Rockefeller is reported to be very llf.
He has engaged detectives to protect
his house from all efforts to reach it
by government officials or others. It
is in a state ' of siege, and none can
approach past the outer gates.
GENERAL WALKOUT 7';-,
, OF HOTEL-WORKERS ,
- ORDERED TONIGHT
... . tAoclated Press CableJ . , ,
! NEW YORK, Dec. 31. New York
ainers-out will have trouble tonight in
getting served. A general strike or
der has been issued to the cooks and
waiters', union that will empty the
pantries and kitchens of many of the
most prominent hotels and restanr
ants in' this city. The, management of
the places affected have been trying
for several days to secure other wait
ers "and chefs, but have been having
treat" difficulty in filling the piaces
that , will - be vacated tonight.: The
cost of the strike at this time will be
heavy,' as the New Year's eve cele
bration. In , New. York is one of the -
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JOSE MACIIADO PIES. --r.
v Jose Machado, .father," of jMrs.i
Hollinger of this city, died this morning-
at 7:30. o'clock. Funeral services
will be held from the Hollinger home
tomorrow .afternoon at 2 o'clock and
interment -will be in the King street
cemetery. Friends of the family are
resnectfulfy invited to attend the fu -
neral. .-.:. -.: . ' ' -
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' The Matson Navation steamer
Lyades, sailing f ronf Hilo for Sah
Francisco carried a considerable quan
tity of molasses in bulk.
no .7 ir : n
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PRICE FIVE CliUT.
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v Operated .IT;'
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nounced" effi:;:!! ! -government
ct;t : t t
Federal Wirt::-; V:'-at'Arllr-3fi.
river, from V;.
tower - static n c- )
government at .
It Is c!a;rr j t ; .
longest . stri:1 : j c -:
accomplfih: i. T. : ;
lorg ttre'.: i t-r, - .'
The menj;:: e .
Jy' gresti r-1 f r: -
ccrr-:-y : r : '.
French :v:rr - -
"WASHINGTON, C : c. V
dent Taft.and C:': i C .
of - the Panrma C
here this mornlr.-j ci t : ;
assigned to convry t -Mr.
Taft was ertu. : .
gress cf. the work L
mfint in bringing in l';
completion and c:
Coethals ' highly. -;tT ,
remarkably well "and t.'..i
themselves delisted ts .
time for the" President's
LlLiO Ll. ...
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. Special Staf-Bun'tin CaII
;:iNDIANAPOUS, lnd.r Dec. 31.
dynamit special" bearirs the !
leaders convicted of a dyr;mite
spiracy, to Fort Leavenwcrth, i
to begin service of their eerte'
left here this morning. It cs
fifty special guards, and every ,
caution has been taken to avoid .
cidents. ; The track has been pel.
by-special men, and every bridge :
culvert over which the train will
topas has been specially inspect.
Ort-'e' E. McManigal," the inforr
whose testimony convicted the ac
ed labor men, remains here for a f
days, . when he will be taken, back
Los Angeles, f V;.-:V
.r.ms. HAL CHASE
m he:; z
o t Special Star-Builrtlr CahWl .
NEW YORK, Dec 3 1. Mrs. i!
Chase "won her suit for the sole c
lody of her son today. The court .
so ordered the ball player to pay h
former wife J12C0 a year aiimon
tChase says he will not appeal.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 Deer
SS" 7 analysis. 9s. 5d. . J'aiity 3.D;
Previous' auotation. 9s. $yd.