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From S. F.:
Sierra. Feb. .1
For K T.i
Honolulan, Feb 4.
From Vancouver:
Marama, Jan. 29.
For Vancouver:
Zalandia, Fb. 2.
Kvening Rulletin. Fist. 1882. No. "r.O.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 4'.,7.
' '
Great Mills and Yards Full of
Costly Oh!a Timber Go Up In
Smoke Origin of Pre Is Not
Yet Known Industry Dealt
Another of Series of Hard
(Special Star-Bulletin WlreleiwJ
IIILO, Jan. 29. Fire of unknown or
igin, starting at midnight lasy night,
completely destroyed the Pahoa lum
ber mill, burned about 4,000,000 feet
of hardwood lumber and damaged the
home of Manager Sam Johnson. The
railway station, it is stated here, was
undamaged, and no one was saripusly
injured. The total loss is estimated
roughly at $500,000.
. Starting near the pumps, the flames
cut off all opportunity for effective
life-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 hare burned to the
HILO, Jan. 29 (Later) Mill burn
ed, but the house and store are all
right Sam Johnson tired but not
eren blistered.
F. K. McStocker, secretary of the
Hawaiian Development, Company,
which owned the mill, stated thi
morning that It carried absolutely, no
.'v insurance andt that whatever dama&ci
. jTULo9 toHbettjrraber or the mill and
: naacDinery wju d a wtai loss, ne es
tlmates. thevalue, of .the. mill and i.
'machinery -alone at about 160,000 tf
V; 170.009. ; v W , '"..
ft ,, It is understood that a large quau
tlty ot : koa hardwood timber, cu
off a distant tract belonging to tn.
Bishop : Estate, had just been mover!
down to the mill for cutting, and i
it Is this which has been con3umea
the lots . will prove enormous. '
' James B. Castle, president and geir
' era! manager of the owning compan
and ' who is said to be by far the
heaviest stockholder, left on the Ma
una Kea at 10 o'clock this morning
; twenty - minutes after the first word
J of the disaster came by wireless from
thef Big Island. Beyond the statement
that' the fire, starting at midnight
had destroyed the entire plant, thit
, wireless carried no detailed informa
tion. . It probably will be a matter ot
days or weeks before an estimate of
the damage to the machinery can b
' reached.
Harold Castle, son of the comapny'.
. president and who also 1b 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-Ha
wall polo team bound for the seVies oi
big games at Coronado and San Ma
teo. ,
May Sot Rebuild.
. Whether the' firm will. rebuild is t
question that may not be" determinec
for several weeks. Mr. McStocker, the
secretary, stated this morning that th
firm has a large acreage of hardwooc
timber in various sections throughou
tbe western part of Hawaii, the tract
at Pahoa containing approximate!)
10,000 acres of ohia, which has beei
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 thai
tract to keep the mill busy for twe
years more. It had been employed
principally in turning out ohia rail
road ties and flooring and koa house
As a budding enterprise, a pioneer
in the lumbering industry of a ter
ritory it is said the Hawaiian Devel
opment Company has encounterec
many vicissitudes, but after a lonp
and arduous uphill struggle was Jusi
reaching the point where euccest
seemed in sight. Despite the handi
caps, the enterprise held the faith oi
many in the territory, who believed ii
could eventually be made a big indus
try in the Islands.
One of those who had most faith ii
ihe proposition was J. B. Castle, whe
his friends estimate, has expendei
fully $500,000 from his own pocket ir
resisting to make it a going concern
(Continued on Page 3)
Regal Motor Cars
Merchant & Alakea, Phone 2648
ww: Til; in - If w
r 1 .-Ji?rr?ht..i..z..
l'a'iioa lumber mill,
Fred B. Smith in Parting Warns
r Against : Pleasure$:and Easy
Life of Honolulu Points Out
PossibiLWfrjr Great GG6d m
Territory Thanks All for
Treatment Here
"It is net easy to appraise impres
sions upon toe last day of such a con
stant campaign as we have been
through in Honolulu, and which we
are closing today," said Fred B.
imith, leader of the Men and Re
igion Forward Movement this morn
ng, when asked to give his impres
sion of the week of Chpstian work
which nas just been completed in this
5ity. Messrs. Smith and Robins, with
the. members of the National Associa
tion Quartet, win leave for the Orient
on the Manchuria this' evening to
;omplete their toir around the "world
of which Honolulu was the first stop
ping point.
"VVe may have better conclusions
after we have Cad a few days of rest
ind 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
'orgotten. Everything has been done
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Charges that a Japanese woman, a
' picture bride" detained at the federal
in. migration station, had been a.sault
rd by an employe of the station,
thought to be a night wat( hman have
been the subject of the most vicorous
end thorough investigation for several
dr.ys by Richard L. Halsey. inspector
in charge, and his assistants. As a re
mit of the investiga'ion. statements
h-ve been made by witnesses which
bde given rise to a suspicion that thr
cr.se is part of a sensational plot on
the Dart of Japanese "white slavers"
to get revenge for the recent cam
poign against them mad,e by the fe:l
cial authorities.
The woman is the case is Xodu. the
wife of S. Kato. of Kwa. according to
what few details can be learned. She
was admitted last Monday. The as
sault' was said by her to have been
committed a night or two previous.
nd the story first came out, it is said
mong tbe Japanese, when she told a
rriend at a Japanese hotel that dur
ng a night at the immigration station
he had been insulted by a night
The complaint reached Inspector
:la!scy and the case was at once put
mder the probe. This morning evi
tence was being taken. However,
neither Mr. Halsey nor any of his
"hief assistants will discuss the case.
It has been learned that the assault
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Hawaiian Development Company's
Special to the Star-Bulletin )
VIENNA, Austria, Jan. 29. Reports have reached this city through
channels believed authentic, that the Turkish army in the lines before
Tchatalja has broken out into open mutiny. Abuk Paiha It said to have
taken an army corps and to have started toward Constantfnople, with the
avowed intention of avenging the murder of Nazim Pasha, his warm friend
and companion of many years. Abuk Pasha has been commanding the
fourth corps, and although the dispatches do not state, it is believed that
he has taken his own corps with him. '.It is known that this corps is
larpely recruited, from .the district of which both Abuk Pasha and Narim
Pasha are natives..4. , . y
' Th dispatches declare that before breaking awaxJ'fojn-.the main body
.of lh&arrny the corps had a desperattr'and broody eorrffict with the remaind
er of the troops, in which hundreds were' killed.
bros of Job Wound
Four Troopers In Fight
( Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 29.
The war department today received
from Manila details of the battle
fought with the insurgent Moros of
Jolo by a detachment of cavalry. Four
members of Troop M of the Eighth
horse were seriously wounded by the
Eolomen and may die. The fight fol
lowed an attack on the constabulary
by. the Moros, who cut up the local
force badly, wounding several of
them and, it is reported, killing one.
LONDON, Jan. 29. General Drum
mond and a numbt of other suffra
gette leaders who were arrested yes
terday for resisting an officer and for
destroying property were sentenced
today. General Drummond was
sentenced to a fortnight in the Bride
well. aid refused to purchase his free
dom by tfrepayjiient of a fine. The
other members of his party followed
suit and will all spend the same
period cf time in jail.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. The house
committee - fisheries today approved
the presic 's recommendation that
the United C.ates declare a close sea
son of five years on the seals that in
habit the Pribiloff Islands. It is prob
able that the measure providing for
this will beccrr.s a law.
Two of Ibe jisspn-'ei in the M .n
ichuria today cni-jute to the
i pines where they will look into th"
lecrditions were Bishop Fallows and
l his son Colon-! Kdward y. Fa!lov?
, The bishop wi'l spend the next two
tenths in the Philippines looking inio
the educational, orial and religious
conditions with view to making a
; written report whti he 're turns to
"l am going to Use Philippines to
lcok into the con iitions" said th
Bishop, "a.t present there is a battle
'royal going Oil in the United States
in regard to Uie Philippine islands.
You know there nre :;Iways some men
vho oppose the taking on of more ter
ritory. Daniel Webster was or:e of
j th( ni. I am going tht re to inxest.ga?
the (bnditions :oc ial. edir ational,
penological and religious in,i will r
lort on them upon nii- return to Chi-
r - v
ft .
" ft 'ft.- mV,
mill at Pahoa, Hawaii.
J .Associated Vress Cable!
! LONDON. Jan. 29. The delegates
from the allied Balkan states today de
cided to postpone indefinitely the pre-
. sentation of the note finally rupturing
negotiations 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 fojiow 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, ostensibly 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 msmbers 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-
, caro. Wlu-n Mr. Moiin!ey isi'e l
! Chicago and spoke at trie great Pjae?
i Conference he said 'Why don't we
let go of the Philippines? Because
se can't they are a live wire.' the
o;' er members of our p.u'ty ;!-e visit-
ii g the islands to look into the finan
' cial conditions."
1 While the Iishop is looking into
ii liious and edu- ational nutters in
t.it- Philipiines his rela ive Co"onel
Kdward II. Fallows of New York will
: look into the financial side of the
lands. "While 1 am in Honolulu a;j
;n the Philippines I will look into the
p'i.eupple, suear. heiiip. tobacco, rub
ber and lumber industries you see 1
p.n tic ularly emphasize the lumber.'
t;.id "olonel Fallows. "I am reprrseni
in. the American-Philippine Company
!ot New York which include; a number
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Ex-governor, Arrival today,
Emphasizes Strategic Im
portance of Big Ditch
"Commerce is only an Incident in
the gigantic scheme for the joining of
two oceans by means of the Panama
canal," was one of several interesting
statements coming from ex-Governor
George R. Carter, who is returning to
Honolulu after an absence on the
ir.ainland, Jamaica and Panama 'canal
zone, covering a period of four months.
"In spending four hundred millions
of dollars, the United States gbvern
ment has far more reaching plans in
view than affording a waterway for
merchant marine from the Atlantic to
the Pacific. - . -
"Tbe big problem soon to be solved
with the opening of the canal within
the coming year is the little connect
ing link between two oceans,- 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 Teellng ,flne and
fit, ex-Governoi- Carter declared this
morning that he enjoyed every minute
ot the trip. . :'..; Vy
"I spent ten days at the canal zone,
but manager to cover a' considerable
r'M- .i.'
George R. Carter
Who this morning returned from a
prolonged trip during which he visited
the Panama canal, the West Indies
and parts of the mainland.
area, and was shown every courtesy
by the Federal officials.
Carter Studies Health Conditions.
"Panama canal zone is well protect
ed against the invasion of pestilence
and infectious disease," admitted Mr.
Carter. "They wrestled with the banana-tree
problem at Panama, with
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Captain Richard Nelson, formerly
one of the Inter-Island company's
skippers, has landed a choice govern
ment plum that has been the cause for
much local speculation and anticipa
tion. He has been appointed harbor
master and pilot for Pearl Harbor, a
position which carries a salary of $3.
000, quarters, and the exclusive use of
a power-boat.
Captain Nelson's appointment comes
from the secretary 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
about a month.
, ' : :.
Baron TakaakI Kato ;
New minister of foreign affairs, for
Japan and man who will deal with the
United States. ' ' "
(Special Cable to the Nippu JUD ;
TOKIO, Japan, Jan.. 29. Baron
Takaakl Kato, Japanese ambassador
at the Court of 8V James, twha, was
recalled following tbe formation-of
Prince Katsnra's new ministry, a
rived her ; yesterday '.from ; Londorr
via tae Trans-Siberian ranwayCv-.
Immediately oa .hla arrival in
Japan's capital Baron Kato .was
formally' appelnted TniHster-of .Ibrefetf
affalra .which be accepted. His In
stallation.' ceremony at the Imperial
palace ' today - was a solemn and im
pressive affair. ' V
Baron Kato was born at Nagoya in
1859. After graduation ' from the law
college ot the Imperial University be
entered tbe Mitsubishi and became the
favorite of the late Yataro Iwasaki.
whose daughter he married Kato
next served In the foreign ahd finance
offices, and when Prince Ito formed
his cabinet in 1900, Kato w a? appoint
ed, foreign minister. On" the" forma
tion of the Saionji cabinet in 1906 he
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 jthe 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 Rich
ards 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 1
shall depart for Fanning island.
Mr. Fitt was unprepared to state
whether the company whom he is to
represent on Fanning and Washing
ton islands, possessed serious intent
ions of acquiring Christmas and other
outlving islands as well.
I Mr. Fitt intimated that the company
! expected the arrival of a powerful sea
( going launch. The purpose of this ves
; sel is to cover the distance between
! Fanning and Washinon islands, aud
permit the Kestrel remaining at an
anchorage at Fanning.
Mr. Fitt wa3 much pleased to learn
! of the constant increase in the price
, paid at the San Francisco and London
n.arkets for copra, the chief product in
; the island estates.
' The Kestrel is coaled and provision
;ed for the trip. According to Mr. Fitt,
: the vessel is believed to possess
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'i.kl f"H t'--.:r-
Awn..?? n
Skippers Receive News of Cc :
poration's Action Silently r
Decline to I Discuss Furl
Plans Until Meeting of Wzr
:tan: Be Called 'We ;
t Know, What to Do' Is St:
: ment of Uudae Humphry
Kand Attorney Ashford, Cc
; sel for the Masters and F,:
.- -' ' ' -"-. ' ."V .
: Presenting Its side without m!r:
words, . the : Intsr-tstand : com;
shortly after noon today, return: '
the counsel ' for the local , H irfc : r
the Masters and Pilots assoclatisn
answer - to the ;demands mads I
resolution . adopted at the last r
Ing of;: the - Harbor. Tntse dr :
were ,to the general effect that
company ;entr Into' an ; , agree rr
whereby the Harbor would hav:
certain say In the, dismissal cf :
member from the employ- ef '
corporation.- ;The reply f the c
pany was a flat refusal to grant t
' requester to' enter Into su:''
agreement'" but' th letter In v
ths rtfial,was cohveyei ti3 tv?
bor Awoundtup with the t.2':-: ;
if the captains care tarda so. the c
pany, will meet iri cc.-..sr with .
cCjriorUtAihejryiaay wlh t-a-;
lb spite of this' Intlders belKve t
a strike I flow certain.
Without committing themielvti
any way the .members 'of the
committee appointed by the ; Har.
Intimated, that they regarded w;
out s practically assured.
Speaking " for the Harbor,, lui
Humphrey, who with Attorney
ford has , been conducting the f i .
for. the master said:
"We have had. our answer, and
are now In a position rto. know w!
to do. You may use that phrase a
the public may with confidence acc:.
all, that it Implies Under, the clrc-"-stances."
-.-."' ,.'';
"We have met the enimy and f:
the time being only; lw ire hli'n,"
said Mr Ashford, with a grin of d -light
at the prospect of fight. ;
;We are unable to make any sUt:
ment as yet, what our plan will hav;
to be,", said Captain Tullett, ehalrmi
Of the4 committee," which has e,har; -of
handling the.eituatlon for. the h:r
bor. "1 can not even jay that we
take advantage of the company's off: -to
meet us In conference. If the'eor.
mittee meets with representatives cf
the director, It will be-the exlstlr:
committee, I should say. -; .' '-; .
"No," he addedrl can notwenturs
any sort of a prediction as to what
the outcome , will be. ; The company
turns us down with a lot of specie -i
reasons. It is up to the harbor to act.
Vice-President McLean, of the Inter.
Island Steam Navigation' Company,
seen just after the; framing of the Ut
ter, said: ' -
"There is really nothing: to be said
for the company that is not contained
in the letter. We think our position
unassailable.'' I
The letter of the company follows:
f January 29, 19 J 3.
"Honolulu Harbor,- No. 54, care Mes
srs. A. tullett, Mr Ones and O. W.
Olsson. Com., and Mefisrs. A. 8.
1 1 mil y li i x: j a biiu; v.. it. asu&ww.
Conn sel. Honolulu.' '
Gentlemen: Tht board of direc
tors of the Inter-Island Steam Naviga
tion Company, Ltd., at a meeting
specially called for the purpose, ha
given most careful consideration to
ihe communication of your committee,
dated January 27, 19i3r and addressed
to us by authority of a resolution
adopted by your Harbor on that date.
"In that letter and resolution you
request us to enter into an agreement
with your Harbor and with its present
nd 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
Hv rhia mmnatiT nn-
1 1 will ' iii yi u; iijv i . s j - w
less (1 by order of the United State
inspectors empowered to act in the
premises; (2) the party sought to be
-uamiaeci hMll admit the iustice of
f . a it.--- ' fc,.-.. - -
his dismissal; or 3J such dismissal
shall b approved by arbitrators, one
of whom shall be appointed by tbe
Harbor, one by this company, and
the third in such manner as might
provided in such proposed agreer .U;
"The communication referred" v to
practically constitutes a demand ttat
the company be compelled to keep ia
its employment masters and mates,
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