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rfrnn S. F.:
Manchuria, .law. L
For S. P.:
Mongolia, .fan
From Vi4aroBTfr:
Maratna, Jan. 29.
For YancooTfT:
Makura, Jan. 28.
Kvoning Bulletin. Est. 182. No. .".4."
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 647.
f O O OA
Great Mills and Yards Full of
Costly Koa Timber Go Ud in
Smoke Origin of Pre Is Not
Yet Known industry Dealt
Another of Series of Hard
(Special Star-Bulletin yVireless
HILO. Jan.. 29. Fire of unknown or
igin, starting; at 'midnight last night,
completely destroyed the' Pahoa lum
ber mill., burned about 4,000,000 feet
Of hardwood lumber and damaged the
home of Jlanager Sam Johnson. The
railway station. It is stated here, was
undamaged, and no one was seriously
injured. The. total loss is estimated
roughly at $500,000.
Starting near the pumps, the flames
"cut off all opportunityfor effective
tire-fighting before , they were discov
ered. A number of other buildings are
reported to have caught fire from the
burning embers carried out by the
wind and to have burned to the
ground. .
F, B. McStocker, secretary" of th
Hawafian , Development Company
which . owned the mill, stated thU
uiorning that It carried absolutely no
, insurance ' and that : whatever damage
is done to the lumber or the mill an
machinery. wrlU -be a total loss. He es
:: timatesthe value of the mlii and i
'machinery alone at .about $60,000. to
It-Is understood "that a large quan
' tity.; of : koa hardwood timber, cu.
i off a distant tract belonging to th
"Bishop : Estate, had just been movei
v down - to;the mill for cuttings and i
.it is thla which has been consume.;
; the loss will ' prove enormous.
: James B. Castle; president and gen
eral manager of the owning com pan:
and v who is said to be by far tht
' heaviest stockholder, left on the Ma
' una, Kea at 10 o'clock this morning
twenty minutes after the first wor i
of. the disaster came by wireless fron
the Big Island. Beyond the statement
that the fire, starting- at midnight,
had destroyed the ntire plant, thir
wireless carried no detailed lnforma
v t ion. It probably will be a matter o
days or weeks before an estimate of
the damage to the machinery can b
Harold Castle, son of the coraapny'f
president and who Also Is heavily in
, terested in the mill left Honolulu lest
than an hour before the fateful wire
less came. He departed at 9 o'cloc'
this morning on the Mongolia for th
coast as a member of the All-Hawaii,
polo team bound for the 'series o1
big games at Coronado and San Ma
May ot Kebnlld.
Whether" the firm will rebuild is s
, question that may not be determined
for several weeks. Mr. McStocker, the
secretary, stated this morning that tl;
firm has a large acreage of hardwood
timber in various sections throughout
the western part of Hawaii, the tract
at Pahoa containing approximate!
10,000 acres of ohia, which has beer
the principal product turned out bj
the mill thus far.
The plant is comparatively young
having been erected and new machin
ery Installed only about three yean
ago. and Mr. McStocker estimated that
there . was sufficient timber in that
tract to keep the mill busy for two
years more. It had been employed
principally in turning out ohia rail
road ties and flooring and koa house
As a budding enterprise, a pioneei
in the lumbering industry of a ter
ritory it is said the Hawaiian Devel
opment Company has encountered
many vicissitudes, but after a long
and arduous uphill struggle was just
reaching the point where suecesf
seemed in sight. Despite the handi
caps, the enterprise held the faith of
many in the territory, who believed it
could eventually be made a big indus
try in the islands.
One of those who had most faith ir
the proposition was .1. B. Castie. who
his triends estimate, has expended
fully $t00.00o from his own jKH-ket it
cssisting to.make it a going concern
Not the least part of the plant is.
the limber cutting machinery, the don
key engines and equipment used ii
preparing the logs and transporting
(Continued on Page 3)
Regal Motor Cars
VerrVet & Atst-ea '"Phone 2548
l'aitou lumber mill,
Fred B. Smith in Parting Warns
. Against Pleasures and Easy
Life of Honolulu Points Out
Possibilities for Great Good in
Territory Thanks All for
Treatment Here
"It is not easy to appraise impres
dons upon tne tast day of such a con
stant campaign as we have been
through iii Honolulu, and which we
are closing today," said Fred B.
Smith, leader of the Men and Re
ligion Forward Movement this morn
ng, when asked to give his impres
sion of the week of Christian work
which nas just been completed in this
Mty. Messrs. Smith and Robins with
the members of the National Associa
tion Quartet will leave for the Orient
on the Manchuria this evening to
complete their tour around the world
of which Honolulu was the first stop
ping point.
"We may have better conclusions
after we have Uad a few days of rest
and the quiet of the sea," he went on
to say. "But some are very vivid as
we leave. First, the cordiality of our
reception and co-operation which we
lave received. This can not soon be
forgotten. Everything has been done
(Continued on Paje 7)
(Special Star-Bulletin Corrvapontloncc
WASHINGTON. D. ('.. Jan. S Tho
Democrats continue wrangling among
hemselves as to tlie best method of
olaying politics. The Republicans are
doing little in that line but fini
amusement and consolation in wateli
ng the Democrats. The more blund
ers made by the now dominaiTt party
the better it will be for the Kepublk
ins four ytars hence.
The storm center of the strugglf
s the senate. The battle is between
the new and old senators. Those just
coming in fresh from the farm desire
to root out tne veterans and run at
fairs to suit themselves. They also
eek to crab ail the. patronage and
verythir. else there is uoina. This
ambition thrca";eifj to create such bit
er strife and feeling in the senate
as to virtually uisrupt the party and
ender it useless. This condition
would certainly exist if the Republic
ins were presenting a solid front and
lone of them would aid the Demo
crats in the hour of dire necessity.
Even President-elect Wilson is
"redited with taking a hand in the
luarrel and having made the an
louneement to Senator Owen, of Ok!a
toma. that he wanted the senate re
organized along strictly progressive
ines. Mr. Owen is the most radical
nan in the senate and it is doubtful
whether ne correctly understood Gov-
y,-y -4 ..'
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Hawaiian Development Companjrs
Mows of Mo Wound
k . - -
Four Troopers In
( Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 29.
The . war r department today received
from Manila, .detail of the battle
fought with 'the- insurgent Moros of
Jolo by a detachment of cavalry. Pour
members of -Troop ,M cf the Eighth
horse were seriously wounded by the
Bolomen and may die. The fight fol
lowed an attack on the constabulary
by the Moros, whs cut up the local
force badly, wounding . several of
them and, it is reported, killing one.
f Associated Press Cable
LONDON, Jan. 29. General Drum
mond and a numbc of other suffra
gette leaders who were arrested yes
terday for resisting an officer and for
destroying property were sentenced
today. ' General Orummond was
sentenced to a fortnight in the Bride
well and refused to purchase his free
dom by the payment of a fine. The
other members of his party followed
suit and will - all spend the same
period of time In jail.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. The house
committee on fisheries today approved
the president's recommendation that'
the United States declare a close sea-j
son of five years on the seals that in-f
habit the Pribiloff Islands. It is prob-!
able that the measure providing for!
this will become a law.
Confessins his guilt as a bigamist
and throwing himself on the merry of
the court, Jtss-f ('. Steele this morning
was sentenced by I". S. District Judge
("lemons to a servitude of fix months
in jail and to av a fine of $."oii.
Among many v.l o heard of the affair
this morninc surprise was expressed
that the se;;teii" was so light.
The hearing t Steele's case had
lotv set I'm- 2 o'clock this afternoon,
nit his early decision to withdraw his
original plea of not guilty made the.
billing of j'iry unnecessary. He
was taken imiu.-dia'ely into court and
iu the present.'-- "f thp district attor
ney, his own -r:i:;;e: and a few specta
;ors. announced h:s desire to alter the
plea and submit to the court's decree.
The evidence prt !ared against him
appeared sufficient to convict. Mrs.
Steele of San Francisco, and her sis
ter. Miss Cciadori. whom the govern
ment brought down from the coast,
both positively identified him as Mrs.
Steele's husband and produced affi
davits to show the legality of the mar
riage. He had never entered any de
nial of his marriage to the Portuguese
girl in Honolulu iast fall.
In the formal charge his name is
written "Jesse C Steele, otherwise
known as James C Sleele, otherwise
,. . t. iir .ri..b'' - .
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mill at Pahoa, Hawaii.
associated 'vress Catie
LONDON, Jan. 29. The delegates
from the allied Balkan states today de
cided to postpone indefinitely the pre
sentation of the note finally rupturing
neootiations with the Ottoman. .
Private dispatches to authorities
here report the serious discontent of
the Turkish troops in the lines before
Tchatalja. The men, it is said, are
refusing to follow the leadership of
the Young Turks, and are demanding
that Enver Bey be made to pay the
penalty of his murder of Nazim Pasha.
In the meantime the Powers are
rushing all available warships to Con
stantinople,ostenibly for the purpose
of guarding property and lives of Eu.
ropeans there.
Associated Press Cable
NEW YORK, Jan. 29. Speaking be
fore the National Civic Federation,
Sam Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, today de
nounced the plan for compulsory in
dustrial arbitration which has been
proposed by members of the associa
tion. His speech was extremely bit
ter. He said that the very essence of
the idea was abhorrent to the ideas
promulgated in the declaration of in
dependence. STATION MAV BE
fharges that a Japanese woman, a
' picture bride" detiined at the federal
in, migration station, had been a. sault
. J bv an employe of the station,
thought to be a night watchman have
been the subject of the most virouous
end thorough investigation for several
dr.ys by Richard 1.. Halsey. inspector
in charge, aiu; his assistant.-. As a re
Hilt of the im esiisanon. statements
l..ve been made by witnesses which
bue given rise to a suspicion that tne
I ( ;.se is part of a ensatlonal plot on
'the part of Japmese "white slaters"
' t.. get reenae for tho recent cam-
pp'gn against them made by the fed
: tial authorities.
j The woman is the case is Nodu. the
, wife of S. Kato. of Kv.a. according to
( what feu details can be learned She
.was admitted last Monday. The as
sault was said by her to have been
i committed a night or two previous.
and the storv first came out. it is said
among the Japanese, when she told a
friend at a Japanese hotel that dur
ing a night at the immigration station
she had been insulted by a night
The complaint reached Inspector
llaltey and the case was a tonce put
under the probe. This morning evi
dence was being taken. However,
: neither Mr. Halsey nor any of his
I chief assistants will discuss the case,
j It has been learned that the assault
Ex-governor, Arrival today,
Emphasizes Strategic Im
portance of Big Ditch
"Coirmerce is only an incident in
the gigantic scheme for the joining of
two oceans by means of the Panama
oanal," was one of several interesting
statements coming from ex-Governor
George R. Carter, who is returning to
Honolulu after an absence on the
r.ilnland. Jamaica and Panama canal
gone, covering a period of four months.
"In spending four hundred millions
of dollars, the United States govern
ment has far more reaching plans In
view than affording a waterway for
merchant marine from the Atlantic to
the Pacific
"The big problem soon to be solved
with the opening of the canal within
the coming year is the little connect
ing link between two oceaus. thereby
permitting the United States to carry
out Its plan of defense with a far
smaller navy, the canal permitting a.
quick passage of its fleet from the
Atlantic to the Pacific
Looking the picture of health, and
expressing himself as feeling fine and
fit, ex-Governor Carter declared this
morning that he enjoyed every minute
ot the trip.
"I spent ten days at the canal zone,
but manager to cover a considerable
rM4v.r '-
George R. Cartei c
Who this morning returned from .
prolonged trip during which he visited
the Panama canal, the WesIndies
and parts of the mainland.
area, and was shown every courtesy
by the Federal officials. '
tarter Studies Health Conditions.
"Panama canal zone is weH protect
ed against the invasion of pestilence
and infectious disease." admitted Mr.
Carter. "They wrestled with the banana-tree
problem at Panama, with
(Continued on Page 3)
Captain Richard Nelson, formerly
one of the Inter-Island company's
skippers, has landed a choire govern
ment plum that has been the cause for
much local speculation and anticipa
tion. He has heen appointed harbor
master and pilot for Pearl Harbor, a
position which carries a salary of $3.
imHi. quarters, and the exclusive use of
a power-boat.
Captain Nelson's appointment comes
from the secretarv of the navy, and
is good until revoked by the appoint
ing authority. He is the first man to
hold the position at Pearl Harbor, the
great naval base of the Pacific having
now reached a stage of completion
where it is necessary to make regula
tions for the shipping of the port, and
also the services of a pilot thoroughly
familiar with the intricacies of the en
trance channel.
Comfortable quarters on the naval
reservation go with the position, and
altogether the billet is considered a
most desirable one, and is to be pre
ferred to even the command of one of
the Inter-Island "liners." Captain
Nelson -will take up his new duties in
?: V' ' ' " t. ' ' ' '.::
'Mi ' '
x . ' ' t:; -
Baroo Takaall Kato
New minister V)f foreign affairs for
Japan and man iwho will deal with the
United States. - ..- . : -';. -t?-
"(SpeciaTcable to the Nippu JUD
TOKIO, Japan, Jan. 29. Baron
Takaaki Kato, Japanese ambassador
at the Court of 8UAJamea. whofwaa.
recalled following the formation df
Prince Katsura'a new ; ministry, , ar
rived here yesterday Jfrom.-Loodott
via the Trans-Siberian railway.
Immediately on his arrival . in
Japan's capital Baron Kato was
formally appointed minister of foreign
affairs which he accepted. His In
stallation ceremony at the Imperial
palace today was a solemn and Im
pressive affair.
Baron Kato was born at Nagoya In
1859. After graduation from the law
college of the Traperlal University he
entered the Mitsubishi and became the
favorite of the late Yataro Iwasakl,
whose daughter he married. Kato
next served in the foreign and finance
offices, and when Prince Ito formed
his cabinet in 1900, Kato was appoint
ed foreign minister. On the" forma
tion of the Saionji cabinet In 190$ be
again became foreign minister. Baron
Kato was opposed to the nationaliza
tion of the railways and resigned his
office. Subsequently he was appoint
ed ambassador to Great Britain.
With a view of exploiting the south
sea islands in the interest of copra,
pearl, fisheries and kindred indus
tries, the British corporation in
which C. N. and F. P. Armstrong of
London. Eng.. are heavily interested,
will inaugurate an aggressive policy
in the conduct of affairs at Fanning
and Washington islands, according to
the brief plan as outlined by Mr. Rich
ard M. Fitt. the newly appointed man
ager of the company, who reached Ho
nolulu today as a passenger in the
Pacific Mail liner Manchuria.
"I am delighted to learn that the
steamer Kestrel reached port," de
clared Mr. Fitt, as he glanced over the
rail of the Manchuria as the big vessel
steamed to a place at Alakea wharf,
and for the first time viewed the new
possession then moored at the Richard
street wharf.
"We hope to build up a profitable
trade between the south seas and Ho
nolulu." predicted Mr. Fitt. "Until I
receive my cables and late mail I am
unable to state definitely just when I
shall depart for Fanning island.
Promotion secretary H. P. Wood i
i. h r- man today. happy over a
v.: -il of a thousand dollars for pro
Motlon work. This aount i sa uona
tion from the Honolulu Merchants' As
sociation. "The Proormion committee were
agreeably surprised this morning at
receiving a letter from Mr. George G.
Guild, secretary of the Merchants' as-
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jar ", -'v-c
Skippers Receive News of Cor
poration's Action Silently and
. uecune to - uiscuss i-unncr
Plans Until Meeting of Hcrbcr
Can Be, Called 4Ve ShcJl ,
It lilt 11. M.l-
now vnai 10 uo is ii;is
ment; of Judge. Humphrcys,
cand Attorney Ashford, Ccun-.
sel for the Masters and Fi!:l3
Present! n a Its aide without mlneln
words the Inter-Island compiny,..
shortly after noon today, retumsd to
the counsel for the . local - Harbor of
inw masters ana rnei iHaciiugn
answer to the demands mads In a
resolution adopted at the last mut
ing of ths ; Harbor, Thess dsmar.is
wars to ths gsnsrai off set tnat , the
company sntsr Into an : ajrsement
whereby ths Harbor would havs a
certain say in ths dismissal of Its '
members from the smploy of ths ,
corporation. Ths reply of ; ths corrv
pany was a flat refusal to jr;-.t I :
mrsqusst.o vta.enUr Into such an
agreement; but the letter in t which
tha Mfucal wti.eanvcvci ta th Hir
bOrwound up with the statamtnt that
If ths captains ears to do so, ths cc
pany wllf mett and confer with any
committee they may wish to appoint.
In aalt of this Iniidera beliava that '
i strike Is now certain. ' ' . - '
' Without committing themselves- In.
nil uiiu ttiimmhi f'itli intclll'
committee sppolnted by ths ' Harbor
intimated that they regarded a walk
3ut as practically assured.' ' -
Speaking for the Harbor, iu; ,
ford has Been ; conducting ' the fight
or- ths masters said: v -V I v 'J .
"Ws havs had 'our answer and ws
are how in a. position to know what
to do. You may use that phrase ana
. . . . . mt
me puonc may witn coniiancw iwct
all that it Implies under the circum
stances." ' .;":' :.r' s i. -
"We havs mst ths snsmy snd for ,
tha tima bclna onlv. we are his'rt."
mmlM U, AattfSi4 vtth; npln a( da.'.
light at ths prospect of s fight. .
We are unable to maks any stits ;
ment as yet, what our plana; will hvs .
to be," said captain Tuiien cnairman
of the committee, which has chargs
3f handling ths situation for ths f ar
bor. ,"1 can not svsn say that ws snail . ,
take advantage of the company's offer ;
m. t ft l Wa mtvmm. '
9 meet us in gnni(ni 11 vwu-
mittea matt with reorssentatives' sf
the directors it will be ths existing .
-No," he aaaeo, -i an not.venwn ,
any sort of a prediction. ai to hat
tk. iMi-nm uIlf ha "ThacAmtfnv
turns us down with a lot of specious
caaatna If ia n n ti tha hartiAP t act-
Vice-President McLean, of ths Inter- -
seen jui ancr ins iiaiiiniy wi utw iwtr
a Mm. .L. . t .W m.A.
ier, saia. .... , -
-There is reauy notning xo ds saia:
for the company that is not contained :
in tne letter, we minx our positron :
unassailable. ; f
The letter of the company follows: ;
aa T 1Ail
uniiH it j . isia.
"Honolulu Harbor, No. 54, care Mes-; t
srs. A. Tollett, M. Oness and Oi W.
Olsson, Com., and Messrs.- S.
Humphreys and C. W. Ashford, .
Counsel, Honolulu.
"Gentlemen: The board of dlreo
Inn of tho TntAr.Ialanri Sttaam KavlfA-
specially called for- the purpose, has ;
given most careful consideration to
the communication of your committee,
dated January 27. 19i3. and addressed
to us by authority of a resolution
adopted by your Harbor on that da'te.
"In that letter and resolution you
request us to enter into an agreement
with your Harbor and with its present
ind future members during the life of
such proposed agreement to the ef
fect that no member of your Harbor
shall against his will be dismissed
from emDloyraent by this company un-
n hv orrier of the United States
intnitnrs fmnowtred to act In the' ."
premises: (-t the party sought to be r t
dismissed shall admit the Justice ot p
his dismissal; or C-U such- dismissal;-'
snail ' -" kv w
of whom shall bo appointed by the . ,
Harbor, one by this company, and
tde tmra in sucn manner as migni be J
provided in such proposed Agreement. "
I ne cuuuuuuicaijuu rcierreQ lO :
practically constitutes a demand that - .
the company be compelled to keh in
its employment, masters and' mates.

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