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From S. F.:
China. Jan 23
For S. F.:
Nile-I.urline. Jan. 21
From Yx Bremer: .
Marama, Jan. 29.
For Yanroarrr:
Makura, Jan. 28.
Kvenlng Bulletin, Eat. 1S2, No. .",441
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. G4!'.
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Special Committee of Businessmen Finish
Preliminary Draft of Scheme Many
Features of Commerce, Industrial
Development, Benevolent And Charit
able Work And General Public Welfare
Chairman L. Tenney Peck, Discussing the plans for the Greater
Honolulu, Chamber of Commerce this morning, said:
"The' Greater Chamber of Commerce will probably use the char-
ter.of the present chamber for awhile. As the basis of action, first
4 J cf all, the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants' Association wiil
V! come together in one body. Then the doors mill be opened to-a
?more comprehensive membership, and the activities of the Greater
" Chamber of. Commerce enlarged on lines somewhat similar to taose
4- Vadopted sin- recent years by Bosi.cn, Rochester, Cleveland, Los An
f 'geles and San Francisco, so that the organization wUl be in touch
Sfc-lth all , the currents of, community enterprise and development,
' clric as well as commercial.
4 The .joint committee held twc meetings. 'It met yesterday and
N adjourned to the call ot the chair. In the meantime the members 4t.
will consult, with' their res pec tire organisations, by rwhich the pro-'
4"? posal will be discussed and altered perhaps in many ways before be-
Ing finally 'adopted, if the movement Is to go on to consummation. 4.
4 f TThe ciyic union is not an organized body said Mr, peck when
5 asked If there would be a reference also tor that constituted part of 4
r the Joint committee. "It Is simply an expression of community opin
1 ion upon the question or amalgamation .which has been discussed for -f
r( somt years past."-"- Vf .- . "i.-V -.-. S' .v:;:-,. .
' ! : ""Undoubtedly the promotion committee, will disappear as a'self-
contlned body If the scheme goes through," said 'Mr; E. A. Berndt
'tvhen questioned on that point;.; 'fThere :willbe no commercial body
: VTenney Peck is chaiman of the joint committee, fora as t
'follows:. f .;.vJ--. Vf'-v-' " ..
-f f; - Chamber of Commerceii D. Tenney E.-.IT Spalding, F,;c. Ath
...T erton'. : v'-x ' : :.';cyi,i.v-,
- if;'? MerccaotsVAssociAUon77Wf;ii..
" , ,4Civlc Union J. -'R. Gait, G. W.
- -. Apan ki organnaiion ior mo ptv
posed : Greater Honoltihi Chamber., of
Commerce -has been drafted ; by the
. special - Joint committee ' baring - the
matter in charge, and; the Star-BuK
letlri i able herewith - to - publish, the
by-laws now, under consideration, giv
ing the pan in detaiL 4.. Z .- ; ; '
- This scheme , of. organization has
been worked out, after, more than a
year of consideration by prominent
business and professional men of Ho
nolulu..' For many. months . a special
committee nas been at work- making
'researches'" Into , the ; plan of opera
, tion of mainland chambers of com
merce, Including those of San Fran
cisco, Cleveland and other large cities.
The" committee was named after a
dinner at, the' University Club nearly
:m year ago, -at which the advisability
of tinitlni ' a Camber of Honolulu's
commercial and civic bodies was dfe-
''cussed. -v"" :''K,''' I '';''
The plan as now. set forth in the
by-laws provides a body Of exceeding
ly wide Jurisdiction and " activities.
The provisions, for membership are
simple, practically 'the -only restric
tion being that the application may be
rejected by three votes out, of the
twentyone . directors. - The admission
fee and d pes are comparatively small
.The activities of the chamber are
to . be carried on through standing
committees as follows:
Executive. .
Finance and Audit
Trade, Commercial and Industrial
Maritime "Affairs.
' Agriculture.
Public Utilities.
County and Municipal Affairs.
Territorial Affairs.
Public Finance, Taxation ' and In
surance V '
Public Health and Sanitation.
Charities and Social Welfare.
. Membership.
Reception and Entertainment.
The.bjlaws have not been entirely
dedded'Tupon by the special joint
committee, but the plan as published
below 'may be taken as practically
that which will b reported favor-
ably and will in all likelihood become :
the basis of tne organisation ot tne j
Greater Chamber of Commerce: j
Article IName and Object.
Section 1-The name of this associ '
ation is the greater Honoium (.nam -j
ber of Commerce. :
Section 2. The object of this asw-
elation shall beHo advance, foster and ;
encourage the domestic and foreign
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Regal Motor Cars
2t Two passenger
2 Four passenger
1 Five passenger
Call and Inspect.
Merchant & Alakea. Phone 264S
Aicinerny, cnarie;Bon, M. Phil-
Smith, A. BerndL L, Tenney 4
; "I spent the holiday season on the
coast, my mission being that of pleas
ure more than business this time,"
intimated President and General
Manager J." A. Kennedy of the Inter
island Steam Navigation Company,
who in company with Mrs. Kennedy
and, Miss Jessie Kennedy and Stanley
Kennedy, were returning passengers
in the Matson Navigation liner Wil
helmlna : this morning.
5 'We certainly, felt the cold weather
that prevailed along the coast," ad
mitted Mr. Kennedy, as he basked in
the warm sunshine and surveyed the
green bills of Oahu, while the liner
steamed , to a berth at Hackfeld
"The damage wrought to the citrus
and deciduous fruitgrowers through
out California has not been over-estimated,"
believed the local steamship
man when -asked concerning his ob
servation cf the effects of the recent
cold spell.
In tne opinion of Manager Kenne
dy, disengaged vessels on the Pacific
coast are about as scarce as hens'
teeth.. San Francisco had within the
port a small disengaged tonnage. At
Columbia river and Pueet sound
ports every vessel for the Atlantic
and foreign ports is engaged, a record
not equaled until recently.
According to available .figures,
coast shipping men are of the opinion
j that for 6ome time there will be no
I drop in the present high charter
; rates,' which are based upon supply
and demand.
For some months the comparison
. of figures has continued to show a
healthy increase in the amount of
freight handled. Despite the prevail
ing charter rates, there is no inclina
' tion to relinquish control of vessels
by the firms holding them under
charter. It is believed this condition
wiI1 prevail at least until the Panama
SAX FRANCISCO. Ca!.. Jan. 20.
Boots: 88 ana'vsis. 9s. 4 l-2d. Taritv.j
s.w cents. Previous quotation. 9s.
4 1 -4d. !
Rithet to Bring Ten Pa?ssengers. J
Presumably disapjointed in secur-j
ing a satisfactory assignment in the
' trans-Facific liners from San Francisco ;
! to the is!ands.-ten passengers are re-
ported to have booked for Honolulu in i
the bark R. P. Rithet. which Is expect- j
ed will leave the coast within the next i
few days. i
The Rithet has been given a general !
overhauling while on the coast, the1
, windjammer doing into dock for a !
! cleaning and repainting. The vessel I
; -x" ill bring down a large general cargo
consigned to the agency of F. A.
Schaeffer & Company. '
in ArHAl awn apriv
xhn u aim nil
I U a I I lii u tf rl 1 9 1
Inspector Hall Here to Work
Out'lmportant ChangesThe
: Man Who Helps Put Postal
Frauds Out of Business
Plans for reorganitaiion of the mail
strvlce between the Coast and the Ha
waiian Islands, resnltine in an im-
rrense increase in the repid handling
ji mail lorougnoiu ine lerrnory, are wruiuu recomoieaasuoDi ior
contemplated by Harry B. Hall. In- rch legitlatlao as will be of advan!
Hector in charge of the San Francisco to the Terrttpry. He seems atun
dlvision. ned by the extent and size of the un-
Inspector Hall, who is one of the deiUking before him. '' v
best-known men in the postofflce de-1 After returning from Honolulu to
partment arrived on the Ventura yes- this country Secretary Fisher prepiS'ed .
te-diyand will be here until February brief report"concernlng his inquiry .
?,"when,he will return to tne coast to the administration of Governor
oil tne Sierra. He is in charge or the Fiear, based 00 charges preferred 1y
work throughout . Arizona, Nevada, Delegate Kalahianaole. This he for
Cclifornia and the Hawaiian islands. ' varded to President Taft, then in Bev-1
lsides this, his activity in handling er'y. recommending the re-appoint .
various, features of -postoflice work went of Governor Frear. The pres!
takes him into many otner states, ' dent accepted the conclusion reached
rarticularly up and down the Coast. A f end sent in the nomination immeaiate
eteran. postal official, he is known fly after Congress convened December
throughout the country not only as an
effclent organizer and fine executive,
btit as a terror to the evil-doers who
attempt to carry on their get-rlch-qu?ck
schemes by the use of Uncle
Sim's mails.
However, said Mr. Hall with' a smile
tl.it morning in response to a question,
be is hot here in the pursuit of male
factors, but to see what can be done
about giving Honolulu and Hawaii bet
ter mail facilities.
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"You can state positively that the
berthing of the China at Alakea wharf
after sun-down on the last visit of the
liner from the Orient , bad nothing
whatever to do with my resignation
from , the service," insisted Captain
Rodger Allman, a passenger in the
Matson Navigation steamer Wilhel-1
mlna, in reply to the report circulated
to that effect
"I expect to remain in the Islands
for some time," continued Captain
Allman ' who for fourteen years
has been identified with the Pacific
Mail Company, and but recently
stepped down from the command of
the Intermediate liner China.
"1 do not care to speak of my mis-
sion here at the present time," he
In certain government circles today
it was stated that the belief is that
Captain Allman has come here on a
special mission connected . with the
smuggling of opium. The skipper
himself utterly declined to discuss th3
phase of his visit, nor would he give
a hint of the object that brought him
back to Honolulu so soon after re-
iiinnin fh arrival nn tha wiirioi.
mina thiv morning of Mrs. Theresa
Steele and Miss Virginia Sciaroni. of!
San Franf : 'o and their interveiw wife and sister substantiated the the
vjth Uni'c States District Attorney ory that Steele was living in Honolulu
R. W. Breckons the latter annonnces
his belief that he has sufficient in
criminating evidence to prove J.
Steele, alias Jesse Clark, the former
street car con liictor, guilty of a statu
tory offense v.:.;ch will tend the latter
u prison for a considerable number
cl years.
That Jesse lark, the man known
in Honolulu ami J. C. Steele, who mar
ried Miss Theresa Sciaroni in San
1 rancisco a min'.er of years ago. are
cr.e and the same person Breckons is
thoroughly convinced. f
In fact, when Mrs. Steele, his San
F rancisco wife, and her sister came off
the Wilhelmin-' tais morning Miss
Sciaroni asserts sh recognized Steel"
standing on the pier. He made no
efiort to identify himself to his rela
tives however. They were escorted
fn.m the vessel bv federal omciai
Iioth will rniain here until January 27.
vhen the affair will be placed before menoauons irom me company s oiii-jroatg court wouid be unlikely to re
the grand jurw cials of San Francisco bore the name.ViW the California supreme court in
So sure is the district attorney of ,
,.,r. nf v,i .vHpnrP that he
LUl' Mirusiu l mo I
itsued a new warrant for Steele s ar
rest this morning, charging him with
adultery. The man's former arrest
was on a charge of bigamy and he
was released on $1,000 bail, but this
will be changed today and Breckons
will urge a much higher bond, which
Steele probably will be unable to get
and will thus compel him to remain in
Magnitude of Task of Wading
Through Evidence Stag
gers Secretary
I Special Star-Bulletin Corresponded
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 10,-Sec f
retary Fisner nat, deferred framing a
; 'report of his Investigation in Hawaii
It was then anuourced by Secretary
Fisher that after he received a tran-
script of the testimony. taken before
him in Hawaii he would arrange an
elaborate report In . addition, n
made suggestions along" various lines
for the betterment of the Islands and
ti'e increase of prosperity.
The transcript came along early in
December. The; Secretary said he
(Mould have his report and recommen-
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signing from the Pacific Mail service,
It is hinted that Captain Allman.
who is now succeeded in the China oy
Captain Hans Thompson, may at a
future, Ume allign himself with the
coastwise service. Alhnan. although
a young man, is known as one of the
most . efficient navigators out of San
Francisco. Before taking command
of the China he was in charge of the
liner City of Panama, ahd dlstlng-
nished himself by saving that vessel
from certain foundering nearly a year
ago. Before that he was chief officer
of the Korea and well known to per-
i sons crossing the Pacific.
Allman began his maritime experi-
ence by propelling a raft about the
'bay. He is one of the few self-made
skippers, and his rise in the profes
sion from the time be became a com
mon sailor to his command of a big
shin was due entirely to his own ef
forts. I
VHpuuil i nuuipauu, wuu lanes uici
the destinies of the China is declar
ed one of the best navigators on the
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t , n r, .,r.fii Mc ic -jiiori in
In their interview with Breckons the
untier tne nom ae piume or uiars
Mrs. Steele explained that she and the
man's mother had been in communica-
tion ever since he came to the islands,
always sending his mail addressed to
"J. C. Steele, Lockbox No. Two, Hono
lulu." This information was confirmed
thirty minutes later when a receipt
was found at the local postoffice
showing J. C. Steele had rented a lock
box there in 1311 and still retained it.
Mrs. Steele said his use of the name
Clark was not a new feature. During
a part of his residence at San Fran
cisco he had traveled under that cog
nomen. To avoid trouble with the
streetcar unions and strikebreaker?
during the trouble there he had gone
into the traction service under the as-j
sumed name, and was known to ait
'the streetcar mn there as Clark.
v ten tame down nere nis recom-
iarK rnus ymuauy compeinng
to continue its use in his new job
As vet the district attorney has been
unable to confirm the suspicion that
Steele, or Clark, has more than the(th eCalifornia court there is strong
two wives already thought to have probability that the entire case would
been found. Mrs. Steele's statement
that he is receiving mail from his
mother under the name of Steele
would seem to indicate that this is the
family title and true name.
Puts Ban On
Spoils System
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Presldest-elect Woodro w 'flson
Special SUr-Butletla Correspondence)
HILO. Jan. 20. The-Fihsl arrange
ments for the IncorporatVon off the,
HIIo Traction Company, as the street
car organization for the Jocal'Ose-will
. be called, arc practical V v completed
- and" the articles" of incorporation ..will
be filed in the netf ftrarel The capi
tal stock, has been" decided Tupon ,at
$100,000. with the privilege of. increas
ing to $500,000, and it Is expected that
all this will be taken In the territory
and the larger part of the city of
Hllo. An issue of bonds will probably
be made to complete the financing of
the concern. J r
The.' incorporators of the company.
far as given out at present will
include the following: H. V. Patten,
cashier of the First Bank ofHilo;
Charles F. Wood, vice-president - of
the Breakwater Cbmnanv: D. E. Metz
geFi oca manager of the Breakwater
rvmnanv! Attornev Carl S. . Carl
smith. Manager C. E. Wright, of the
volcano Stables; L. S. Conness, editor
Cf tne Hawaii Herald; W. H. Johnson,
manager of the Hawaii Herald J Col.
sam Johnson, manager of the Pahoa
Mill. Co. Other names will probably
be added before the papers are filed.
i Arrangements are being made at
the present time to bring down a
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That the old Spreckels wil lease,
involving property on the mainland
worth 110.000.000 and $500,000 worth
of DroDertv in Honolulu, and which
;has been undergoing bitter litigation
ln both ,ocal and San Francisco courts
since 1908 will be reopened and
threshed all over again was made
practically certain this morning when
Circuit Judge H. E. Cooper entered
juagmeni" m accordance uu um uC
cision of January 9, involving the Ha
waiian holdings of the estate.
He gives John D. and Adolph B.
Spreckels. the plaintiffs, right to
share immediately in the ownership
of the Honolulu real estate. Attorney
D. L. Wlthiugton, counsel for the heirs
under the will, immediately filed
notice of appeal to the supreme court
of the territory and the court gave
its approval to the $1000 bond re
quired for the appeal.
Withington already has announced
that if the higher tribunal sustains
Judge Cooper's findings he will carry
the case to the United States supreme
court. If it does, not Attorney R. R.
Anderson, counsel for John D. and
Adolph B.. will appeal.
While the dicision applies only to
the Hawaiian property and the ulti-
matters of state law. yet in arriving
at its own finding the U. S. supreme
court must interpret the will, and if
its interpretation differs from that of
be reopened in California.
The important feature of the judg
ment entered this morning, and to
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President-elect, Acting as Governor c
New Jersey, IDeclinesto: Rem
publican Commissioner "l,
cause (This Man Has Made Gob d"-A
ThatusticeIone Shall His Gt'
In Appointments- I .
gry OfficefSee
Country Democratic Labor H Leac
; . v . tAoc ted
TRENTON, Ntw Jersey, Jan 21
ering from a body blow dealt by no less a person than the President: -and
present governor, of the state, Woodrow Wilson. 1n effect W.;on
declared himself as unalterably opposed to the spoils system of runnt
administration and has come out for clean-cut business methods lac
ment,i::: Vw: . y :
' In fact,' he today declined .to remove the , Republican commission : -labor
of the State, and to appoint as his successor, a Democratic lat:r I
er, who stands high In the councils of the party in New Jersey, t:;
being most influential In the labor union circles. In refusing to rt .
the Incurnbent and. appoint another man, Mr. Wilson declared that
could "see no reason for the move other than a purely political en,
the present off ce holder has made good. In every respect He ai-:i
effect that the spoils systenv snail net have place in his administration
concluded fcy saying that "Justice and not gracefulness shall cuise me
my. dlstribution'of, patronaBe,--N. ,-",'"' ;,'' 'rf' i : '
The plans of the President-elect for.the coming Inauguration have In
completed far enough to enable him to announce that he will rts';n '
the governorship March 3 and will travel ..to Wahin;ton In an c
coach, on one of the regular,trains. .It ts reported that offers cf t
and even special trains havs'seen made him, but that he has ref-::i t
Mexican Volcano En -5
' " GUAOAUUARA,; Mexlcor Janl 2t--CUma, the greaiVslca-iO ssmj r
from this city. Is in active eruption. ..The shocks aa the violent" ex;'-;;
that for a dav have been shaking the mountain at frequent intsrvi.'i
be felt here plainly, resembltng the tremors of a violent earthquake. -;
Thousand have been forced to, flee tfrom ; -the" surrounding; country,
which Is being engulfed irt vait volumes of. suffocating-gtsei, Cut lii:
lava has been reported flowing as yet but the fall of hot ashes is lir
and cteadiiv Inereisimi. It is feared that many death have occurred In t
'rural districts, of which no reports have.aayet been made. The gov:- -
I ment of the city : it sending out rescue parties and the Americans are r.:' ;-
ing In every possible manner, - The aky Is; overcast aa though a thuni:--storrn
was about to break oyer the city, and the people are filling V
churchee. ' '' ' '- .:- " '. '
Another Cruiser
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan 21 AThe 8 8.' Annapolis has received orders
to hasten to Mexican ports aa soon as possible and to Join the cruiser Den
ver in protecting American life and property,. said to be In grave danger at
the hands of the rebels In t.ie southern republic Dispatches from Mex
ico City declare that the disorders are continuing ihd they are tcccwi-:
widespread. Ths government, ft Is said, is utterly unable to cc? wi;h t ;
situatron and is making no effort to meet the danger confronting fsrr';-i
resident in the country. Washington today ordered 'gunboat to Vera
Cruz, to care for the Americans driven
Root Argues
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. In a really Impaasioned address befire the sen
ate today, Senator Root, of New York, argued in favor of hfs amendment to
the Panama canal bill passed at . the extra seseion of congress. r, Mr.' Root
declared that "we hold our property rights In Panama" not for ourselves
but in truet for all civil izatlon.,, He pointed to the provisions of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty and asserted that the present law violates them'
shameleeely. He urged arbitration of the diepute . between - this country
and Great Britain over the question of canal tolls and wound up ty dectar
ing that our "authority in the canal zorte Is based solely upvfl . the principle
of neautralixation and the giving of equal terms to all' ;' ' ,
One or more officials connected with
the federal customs service in these
islands may feel the keen edge of the
axe that is predicted is to swing at
the hands of the treasury department
at Washington following the tentative
plan for a more or less compiete reor
ganization of the service.
Collector of Customs Stackable re
mained con-committal concerning the
pending changes in the administration
of customs affairs which, when it
goes into effect, is predicted will af
fect 16o existing districts.
From what has been learned today,
the abolition of all customs naval of
ficers and surveyors of customs is con
With this end in view, the
administration of the port wouid there
fore be confined solely to collectors
nnd deputy collectors at the reprect
ive ports.
In the mooted reduction of 16o cus-
i lms districts to a figure believed to
be less than a half hundred, the Treas
ury department's plan provides for
placing each district in charge- of a
collector and each port in charge of a
deputy collector. No existing port will
be abolished and many sub-ports will
be made ports.
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New Jersey ; Democracy today Is q .
Rushed SouZ
from their homes Jin the Interior,
i before'
The tide of tourist travel Is turning
orientward, according to the story
brought down, from the coast In the t
Wilhelmina this morning.
The Toyo Kiaen Kal3ha agency at
Saa Francisco is said t have been".;
swamped with, applications for trans-,
porta tion from prospective psssen
gers destined for various points t
throughout the Orient
That a number of these people will ,
be prevailed upon to remain over at
Honolulu seems almost certain. ;
The Chiyo Maru. to arrive here on
February 7, Is declared as booked to -the
limit with passengers who are
I "r.,.,7, 7 tn th- Far Rant. . -
i , Mni nil, thn Tmir ni roe wnnn.
The Manila carnival, to be held at
the .Philippine capital during -the;
early part of February, is said to be
responsible for the increased demand -for
passage in the Japanese liners. : .-
The Shlnyo Mara is also in 'line 'for :
a large delegation of travelers' If the
advance hooking at the coast can be
considered as a criterion. .
It is stated tbat a number Mailed C
to secure passage in the Pacific Mail '
steamer China, that is due to arrive
here cn Thursday.4" : ;

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