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Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX, No. 64M5
WASTE OF WHARF manoa residents stirred to action by school conditions
4 '. '
Harbor Board, Confronted by Statement
of How Present Wharves Are Going
to Pieces, Adopts Progressive Policy
Territory Urged Impose Tonnage Tax
And Put Docks on Self-sustaining
Abandonment of policy of wool
plan for permanent construction only. . jj
. tt . $4tHT,000 to be spent in acquiring waterfront jyoperty in Honolulu. 3
Suuu.uuu ror wnarr construction at Kahuiui. 8
1200.000 for wharf construction at Hilo in addition to completing U
. 8 new Hilo wharf already being built . &
U '" ! Board.- to .work for tonnage tax on cargoes here. 3
H Present unofficial and voluntary shippers' wharf tax may be done 3
8 away with and territory levy tonnage tax instead. a
tt. Bonds to sum of two million dollars to be Issued by territory for 8
U harbor and wharf-improvement purposes. J
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Startling ' figures on the cost of
wood ; construction of territorial
wharves, showing that in the last
twelve years wharves costing nearly
or more than a hundred thousand dol
lars bare needed from forty to ninety
per cent of their original expense in
repairs," and that today the city is fac
ing Immense expenditures for more
repairs, were put before the board of
harbor commissioners and Governor
FTtar In a conference late yesterday
, Ab result of the figures, which
were presented in brief statement
by Commissioner . James ,Wakeield,
the board unanimously adopted a ret'
olutlon "to estabysbirrevpcably";, a
type -of Fb4T( Of permanent construc
tion.' The rorernor agreed., with, .the
titof 4biwbe policy - of theasVlU
wastmj rtne taxpayer'a money.
The Tacts nd FlQurt s
i, Commissioner y Wakields . state
ment eet8orth"clearly Just what the
poller of thp past years as cost anl
what It has accomplished. His state-
ment saya:
Channel Wharf built in 1000 at
a cost of 8769.27, and on which
a further eum of $16,400.02 for,
maintenance haa been expended,
' making a total cost of $103,769.29.
At this .lme the wharf Is practi-
cally worthier, and is unsafe for
the landing -of ;cargoes other than
lumber.. "
Oceanic" Wharf rebuilt in 1903,
the sum of $2755.00 was expend
ed on4 this' -wharf, and in 1904 $5,
'378.00 was expended on buildings.
$11,258,88 being spent on the sub-
, structure, after eight years serv
Ice this sub-structure has to be
removed, the piles being in bad
condition, and the loose retaining
wall In several places has slipped .
forward into the harbor,
- Brewer Wharf built in 1906 and
1907 at a Cost of $91,510.48 Is
showing already very serious
' signs of decay in the sub-struc-
, ture,.
Nuuanu Street Wharf Is an old
wood pile structure which must
be rebuilt immediately funds are
available. The present condition
of this structure is such as to be
a menace to all who use it
Hackfeld Wharf built in 1901 at
a cost of $143,772.85. and on
which; there has been expended
since that date the sum of $64,
252.35, which is equivalent to a
little over 44 per cent, of its orig
inal cost, the working surface of
this wharf is now good, but the
sub-structure is poor, and within
the next four or five years large
sums will have to be again ex
pended on the sub-structure.
Alakea Street Wharf, built in
1906 and 1907, is an expensive
wharf to. maintain, and will with
ip a few years be a large burden
of expense to the Territory. Judg
ing Trom experience with other
wharves, the sub-structure of this
wharf will have to be renewed
within the next five years, and
when this .renewal is made it
should be of the most permanent
character possible.
The facts and figures above spoke
frc themselves o the harbor board
Commissioner Wakefield has spent
t- een six and eight weeks in roiler
ii the figures and analyzing them
aid as a result he declarer emphatic
(Continued on Page 3)
Regal Hntor Cars
2 Two passenger
2 Four passenger
1 Five passenger
Call and Inspect.
Merchant & Alakea, Phon 2643
wharf, construction; adoption ' of 8
Report "has reached, here" that
a Japanese Navy training squad
s ron will arrive in Honolulu har-
$ bor late in March or early in $
April on its way lo the main- $-
land. Some time will be spent
8 In the vicinity of Honolulu, and 4
e a visit ' may be paid to Hilo. &
Nothing definite is known as to
. the t number of i vesseiain rthey
Juadrpa but at least three are
expected. 'S' 'J ,
The work of discharging cargo from
the transport Sheridan, and getting the
baggage, equipment and freight of the
Fifth Cavalry aboard, is progressing
taster than was expected, and as a re
sult the troopship is expected to sail
at noon tomorrow, instead of at 5 p.
m. The facility with which the big
movement of local troops has been en
gineered, under rather adverse condi
tions, speaks volumes for the effi
ciency of the quartermaster corps
here, and for the way in which the O.
It. & L. Co. has operated its somewhat
limited equipment.
This morning the remaining six
troops of the Fourth cavalry boarded
the train for Schofield Barracks, and
at 3 o'clock the six troops of the Fifth
left at Leilehua will entrain for Hono
lulu. They wilL go aboard the Sheri
dan tonight, and the transfer of the
two regiments of horse will be com
plete. The Twenty-Fifth Infantry, which
started its hike to Schofield Barracks
yesterday morning, camped last night
J at Pearl City, and hit the road again
eany mis morning. Tne regiment
should reach Schofield this noon, two
battalions going Into the barracks
vacated by the Second Infantry, whiles
the other battalion will go into camp.
This battalion can look for a long
:ay under canvas, ror there is little
nance of more funds being available
jr temporary cantonments. The re
.uest of the department commander
or a cantonment lor the First Infan
ry when that organization' arrived
:ere was turned down by the War De- j
artment, for the reason that no niorr
loney was to be spent for temporary
iuarter8 at the post, so there is no
eason to believe that an exception
vill be made for more recently ar
ived troops. The camp of the
Twenty-fifth would be comfortable
mough had tent flooring been sent
is recommended, but therp was somf
'litch at the other end of the line, j
ind for the time being the men must l
)ut up with dirt floors. It may take 1
several months to get the matter j
straightened out. j
Artillery Satisfied.
While not exactly rest ins in the lap
jf luxury, the two companies of Coast !
: Artillery at Fori Kamehameha are j
; making out well enough, and in a
i short time their permanent camp will I
i be a model in every way.
"A good climate makes up for a
multitude of omissions." said Captain i
I Taylor, commanding the 6Sth com- .
; pacy, and now post commander at !
Kam. "We are better off in camp!
(Continued on Page 2)
Overcrowding And Sanitary Laxity
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Filed with Clerk of Senate and
Read in Open Session Local
K'ck Against Frear Causes
Trouble Is Held for Execu
tive Session and Discussed
. ISpecUl feUir-Bulletta ; Correspondence
WASHINGTON, D. Jan. 5. .
VVaeiHthe Democrats of Hawaii 'for
mally ;. protested, : against .eoaflr;
matron of Governor Frear another ob
Btacle was placed'Tn the pathway of
success. It had already become ap
parent that no action would be taken
on ' the nomination, giving Governor
FrCar another term, because of the
general agreement among the Demo
crats that all of President Taft's civil
appointments would be held up until
after March 4. The protest from Ho
nolulu only served to strengthen the
argument of the Democrats and make
confirmation more difficult and less
The Hawaiian protest, addressed to
the president pro tern, of the senate,
was laid before that body in open ses
sion when it reconvened after the
Christmas holiday recess. The clerk
began reading the two communica
tions in a loud voice when Mr. Gal
linger hopped to his feet and with
drew them. They should have been
presented in executive session. That
course was followed several days la
ter, when it was found possible to
have a .secret palaver over nomina
tions. Senators were generally much im
pressed with the directness and
straightforwardness of the protest, fij
ed by the Democratic territorial com
mittee of Hawaii. A brief letter from
Secretary Gabriel K. Keawehaku an-
(Continued on Pa&e 2)
At least throe parks are to be given
the residents ot rhe Punchbowl dis
trict. This is the announcement to
day of Land Commissioner Joshua
Tucker, in resprmse to queries by cit
izens of that n'-'chborheod. The land j
for these already has been set aside, ;
in large part, and (leorge K. Marshall,
who recently v. s given the contract'
to build highways and lay storm!
sewers, making the preliminary pre-,
parations for the i.&o of these parks, j
already has begun work. ;
These park sires include, first, j
Block No. rt. inc'iiditg the government '
stone quarry and the entire unclaim- j
ed tract adjoining it; second. Summit
Park, in Blocks No. 13 and IS, above
the storm ditch the proposed ex
tension of Prospect Ftreet, and third,
lot 1, block No. '12, at Punchbowl
Drive and I.usitana avenue.
About five tons refrigerated provi
sions will be forwarded to Fanning
island as part cargo in the little
schooner Luka. This vessel it is be-
lieved will get awav for the south seas', nere were io own Japanese
this evening. ;cairying the colored lenterns and hign-
The Inter-Island steamer Mikahala ' 'Y colored regalia in the evening par
is expected to be placed on berth toade last yeir. forming probably the
sail for Kauai ports this evening,, in; greatest section of the celebration,
place of the steamer W. G. Hall. j OLly one automobile will represent
iT MASnf Kf!HnniJ-TliA ton
cJsildren crowded into the little frame strnctare, sbowh. al (he rlgfcJU 4'
low Is the water-tap and single drfnklng-ep used 6jr tne leaoel. . i$ome
of the ehlldretfl prefer .to driak mlcr. from the laro-patchea?
Room in Badly -
-Other Children Forced To Walk
To Distant Schbol-Departniehtlbf
Instruction Has
ervisors Are Looked To For
Fifty-one children crowded into one xnutll room.
lUiildinft oory lighted, poorly rcntilatcd. in frightfully
dilapidated condition, and irithout xanitary accommoda
tion. Children forced to sit three at a desk, interfering tcith
.study and ordinary comfort.
Wider xnpply fnrnixhed by one small tap, and one tin
di itikiny-cnp nxctl for entire school.
Another building, a few feet away, the gathering-place
of hoodlum and used at night for immoral purpose.
Manoa residents, complaining in rain of 'rccoltitig -t'on-dilions.
now hare taken the matter up through the improve
ment club and dona ml that the school aathoritics make a
change for the better.
Stirred by intolerable conditions at
the Manoa school, residents of the
valley have carried the campaign for
relief to the Manoa Improvement
Club and last Monday niht a com
mittPR was named to fake u; the
matter of getting a new stntc ure. jvien and women alike are empnatic in
The committee is composed of C. H. ! their condemnation of present con
Cere, A. W. Meyer, Ceorge Engle andjditions. In fact, several prominent
Miss Rose Davison. j women of the valley are foremost in
Overcrowding, lack of sanitary ar- the campaign for improvement,
rangenients, surroundings tending to The school building is located on
Hee-mrie the nunils. a buildine that is East Manoa road, two blocks from
unsafe and s-o dilapidated that rain
can beat through the windows, are
some ot the conditions from which
Manoa. on behalf of the school
Keeping faith to the Nipponese cus
tcni of participating in no public cele
1 ration during the yea" following the
death of their emperor, the Japanese
c.l Honolulu have decided to take no
conspicuous part in the big evening
purade here on Washington's Birthay
pnd that affair, in which the local Jap
anese colony has always playtd a
pamineiit and picturesque part in
former years is to be conspicuous by
its absence next month.
Taken Up By
.t -i-
J .
uletnre - left- shews the anniber f :
No Funds, And Sup
children of the valley, is demanding
relief .
A reporter for the Star-Bulletin
spent a large part of yesterday in in
vestigating the school conditions and
in talks with residents of the valley.
the car line. It is
shack. It cannot
little more than a
accommodate all
(Continued on Page 8)
the people of that nationality this
year, though they have consented to
srpply all the Japanese lenterns which
tliOLe of oher nations may want to
carry as a part of the illuminated cav
alcade. This announcement comes from
the Japanese committee appointed
some time ago at the behest of the
promotion committee to make ar
rangements for the Japanese partici
pation, and comes after nearly a
month's deliberation. Attorney A.
K. Ozawa is chairman of this com
mittee. A month ago the committee, with
(Continued on Page 3)
Special Committee
Supervisors McCIellan, Petrie
and Markhamto Be Called on
' 1he i Carpet by the County
' Committee s a t - Tomorrow
: r Niaht's; Meetina Declared
to Have 'Violated Their Party
Associate L with; Dona 'Fide
'i'- Rrti iehnn k ' 'iV;- - c
"If Supervisor . Pacbeco 'haa his way
the, insurgent rDemocrati(T members
of the board i wDl be. read ''-out of th
Democratic party by the county com
mittee at a meeting of .that bod to
morrow nlghl. Such at least la the
plan now being considered by Pacheco
and his allies In the committee. ,
In a fiery statement made to : the
Star-Bulletin this morning, Mr. Pache
co denounced the stand taken by the
three Bupervisdra, and declared - thaJ
they are no longer fit to associate
with straight Bourbon members of the
Doard or with good Democrats any
He stated that he intends to act at
once on their failure to obey thee
mands of the; county., committee and
quoted at length from the rules of the
Iemocratlc party in Oahu, aa formu
lated by the leaders of that party prior
to the nominating convention, at which
the insurgents received their nomina
tion, "r " '
While he could not speak for the
majority of the county committee Pa-
checo seemed to have no doubt that
the body will oust Messrs. McCIellan,
Petrie and Markhara trom the ranks of
Democracy. He said:
"As chairman of the territorial com-
(Continued on Page 3)
(Associated Press Cable)
VIGO, Spain, Jan. 16. The British
steamer Veronese ran aground this
morning on the rocky coast of Vigo
Bay, near where the famous naval bat
tle was fought more than a century
ago. She has one hundred and thirty
nine patsengers- on board. So far all
efforts of the life savers here to reach
her have proved fruitless as the mon
ster seas drove back the boats, ant?
she is too far out to permit the use of
the rocket and line. .It is feared that
she will begin breaking up under the
heavy pounding of the waves and that
all on board will be lost.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. James R.
Keene's vast estate, amounting, it is
estimated to between ten and fifteen
millions of dollars, goes to his widow;
The multi-millionaire sportsman leaves
her everything he died possessed of
but in a clause in his will directs that
she make suitable provision fo their
son, Foxhall. Just what this provision
shall be, however, left to "her judg
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. Edward
Mylius, a prominent British journalist
has been refused admission into thie
country because the board of immlgra
tioh officials have found him to have
been guilty of "moral turpitude?
publishing the false report of.the. mor
gantic marriage of King George 'of
England. Mylius was tried and found
miiltwr n criminal lihtfl and wa Seii-
tenced to a long term of imprisonment.
Chief Engineer of the Pre.'
v Reaches San Franc!:::
Announces Plan toRn:::
Million Dollars to Erect r
City on Site of Burned L
-r.,.t, 9 . . a -" '
'V 1 . Special Str-BulMfn Toibi-1
Johnson," engineer In chief of tv
vines of Canton, China ha r
this cityr and announces that I
come to raise five million da";
rebuilding ths city ef Canton, i
paration for ths vast Incrsxss In
which, China Is .expecting .vs-
Panama canal is opened. He c
that China; and especially ths c
province, is determined to I
largely .through the .growth H
merce and believes that ths 1
States Is willing and anxious to .
every means in this country's ;
the advance which the Chlm: i
to be able to make in ths neir f
The plans for the new Canton r
mendouSk declares MrJohrtcn.
ft "
' -i i
Mii mm- M- m
5 i ' :
' f Associated Prn Cab1l
less dispatches from the Mati:n !
VYilhelmlna today, announce tu5
den death cf Mrs. W. F Th
daughter ot William Peters Hr;
Mrsv-f Thummel says the dii; : '
was stricken; ; suddtnly " with l
disease, when1 the sttamer w:i ' i
85 miles out of ths Colien Cats.
f MrsV Thummet was the aunt c f
M Hepburn, manager of the Hz
an Electric Company; and was tr
way from her heme In Brighton, L
Island - New York, to visit him :
It would have been her first v
Mrs. ' Thummef stopped over In C
Francisco for a couple of days v
other relatives. . She . Je survive i
f husband. :-,c - :
. I Special Star-Bulletin Cable J
LONOON, Jari. t9-The Home H
bill, on which the Uberaf ministry I
staked Its existence, today passed t
third reading In the house of eomr-:
and will go to the; lords st once. .'
fate there Is doubtful, although t
Lloyd George and Premier Asq .
have declared themselves confident
ts ultimata pawe.v'..
r Associated Press Cable : ' "
dispatches from Suva, FIJI l!ar
announce that the Oceanfo . I)r
Sonoma struck a submerged . wre .
several days out of Sydney, and tfc
the - shock when the blades or r : -jtarboard.
propeller hlt the obstru :
tlon, snapped the - massive . tailth-' I
like a broom handle. " The dUpa!;
asserts that the;ytseel is proceed! r; -slowly
on her way, and that no or j
was injured In the least by. the acci
dent She may be delayed week by
the collision. 'r::-,. -''.-.r'v'
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia," Jan. 13.
The Czar today ordered the confisca
tion of all the property of the Gran t
Duke Michael, and the appointment cf
special guardian to care for. th?
nobleman's esiate and person, folic -ing
the Grand Duke's marriage with :
person of inferior rank. .-The dis;rr
of Michael was further Increased wl
orders were received stripping hln
ail bis military rank, and reducing
to the level of a' private citizen. T
emperor is Intensely.- displeased v.
his relative, as the marriage foil ov
sUstmct' orders from the court, thst
should not take place under any
cumstancecvThe vife of the c -duke
Is said to be. very beautiful

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