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from San Franelsea: Nippon Maru, Jan. 2. For ftan Francisco: Manoa. Jan. 5. from Vancouver: Indefinite. For Vancouver! Indefinite 7 nO. A T i ''". r-:,. f. - Krening Bulletin. EsL iftS2.No. 6043 .Hawaiian Star. VoL XXII. No. TOSS 12 PAGES. HONOLULU, TEMUJORY OF' HAWAII, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1U14. 12 PAGE8. 1RICE FrVECENT3 - mm V MP WW ALLIES' FLEET BOMBMBS AIMWAN NAVAL : MS WENCH MB . BRITISH iilinsT m ADRIATIC S LW 3 11SI0W BY ALLIES TW PORTS .BEING SHELLED : AND, CRITJSH VESSELS DAY'S EVENTS IN FRANCE, .BELGIUM AND ON RUSSIAN BORDER SHOW FEW AD V NANCES MADE BRITISH OFFICIAL REPLY TO AMERICAN NOTE ON CARGOES" WILL BE IN FRIENDLY SPIRIT AS WAS U. S; STATEMENT - ; i . Associated ' Frest Service by Federal Wireless. f COPEHHAGEN; Denmark, Dec. 31. Private despatches Tcceired here from Berlin say that more than 30 French and ; ' British warships are now bombarding Pola, the Austrian' naval ; liase on the Adriatic' sea, and Bouigne:, a port 15 miles distant. . Thie sudden move by a bis fleet of the Allies, together with the fact that the newt has been kept quiet by the official bureaus In London and Paria, raises the question If the Allies are not preparing for a land Invasion of ' Austria, by way of the Adriatic All ef the Austrian ports at which trans lorts can land troopa are fortified, so' that the warships must clear the way. f'ofa Is a strongly, fortified naval baa In Istrla, near the head of the Adri atic sea. -;. , ;- , - r,- Mies' Recent Gains Soi Costly For New v - iOHD ON, England, Dec. Army JUlies In the fighting against the determined resistance of ithe Gennans in rracce. and' Belgium has been so costly to' tM IVench andjllritish forces that experts' here believe a further general assa"uU will be postponed until the great new British amy .being orgatnwd by. Lord Kitchener is able to taite we field. ' . ,.y, ' : , Continuous pressure on the German line, however, will $e necessary , to prevent the sending of reinforcements, against ' BEHLI1T, Germany, Dec. is ccrnparatively quiet iAh entire French -company was ae strayed v;hen we mined a trench in Champagne and exploded it. . v.MfMnT, ottarVf ' nnt.fi nf Rheim have been renulsed: In the Aronnewe have captured several . trenches and 250 rnscncrs.c r - 14 Our artillery has disorganized the attacks in Alsace enemy's artillery is ; systematically destroying the i town of Ctcinhach house by house. The i i k i I i ll IM 1 on Stoiy riov; n 1 I nrh jl a. vuwu PAHIS, France, Dec. SlOfficialVExceiJt for some ar- till illcry exchanges : the , situation1 ntiro -Aisne line to the sea; - ..: - , - c " ' ''In Champagne the enemy succeeded in" mining' and ex ploding two of our trenches and endeavored to occupy, them after the explosion. ;;Theii 1 attack was repulsed, . v. "In the forest of Argonne; we mined two of the enemy's trenches and occupied the resultant excavation as well as made tlijht furthcrfrains4$)3in "In Akacc we have 'occupied half o the' town of Steinbach.':,:'- ;i - : : . Sir' Edvard Grey Pci Diccuss - That American Note LONDON, England, Dec. 31. Ambassador Walter Hines Tae and Sir Edward Grey, foreigi minister, met today in an extended conference over the : president's note requesting of Eritain early improvement in the treatment' of American cccs iT! transit to Eurbpe. . ' ; v: ':; ' : ' '. I ' The official press bureau,: giving the developments," says that the British reply will be drafted" in the soonest possible time and that it will be couched in the same f-ndly spirit, as was shown' in the original reqjiest.? Ss. V V Heroes 1 1 PATJS, France,; ;Dec. 31. It has been learned - that six bluejackets made ; possible the capture of St. Georges by the Allies. After an advance trenches were taken which the 'ar tillery was unable to support. " The victors' position became critical Then the bluejackets r"nt and nap( it rtt nosition Vi iTn ":7 I r7i T T 7 All the bluejackets feu, but not Other dinners rushed un and a r ff - - ... - . - mstrians WAY FORETELL BY MORE THAN 30 FRENCH erts 3L The recent' gains of the r.fit'' 31. - "'1' The western arena of .war The town still remains ours," is is relatively calm . along , the . ; , f v,-:- : ; v ; 1 'V ;.' ml: of; St. Georges. loaded a three-inch cun on a trirnnirh a rnTiHrTiftT rnflA firi 1 T rr.rw.r. until the gun had been planted. ; -few shots then demnlisliArl the ; feV.,.:v;:'.;.; u ,-.r.- 1 Halt Expected by Exp Work West Daily Taldng Steinbach and Ambassador ; ; MIMCE TEmm1 U.S. AMBASSADOR IN FRIENDLY CONEERENCE WITH SIR EDW. GSAYj 7 Walter Hlnes .Page, American ambassador, who Is conferring on cordial terms with British officials regarding -American note. ; Feast on Human Flesh Results in Arrest of Twenty of the Hungriest TittfOcmed Press oy Fert. Wireless.) ? SAN f RAMC1SCO, CaU Oec 31. Ensign Armstrong and Marcus -Mar-shall; or Los" Angeles, passengers ar: riving here from the scuth teas on the Stemer Moana, bring : photographs showing natives of ftukahiva, Mafqua sas Islands, dancing around a kettleful of tiuman flssh at "a cannibal' feast. They say that French gendarmes have arrested 20 of the ring-leaders, who have been sentenced to long terms of Imprisonment at New Caledonia. 1 THOUSANDS OF Official and civilian Hawaii and the rlt7Pn nf thi tprrrLorv in utueral areto be the guests , of Governor Lucius E. Pinkham tonight at h recep-1 tion and ball Ta be given in tne isa- tionalA,Guardaraory:'V'The list pf Invited guest3 includes everyiody, al IfSSl though it was only possible tf send , The committee in charge of the dec out about :00O personr.l invitations, orations and other details consists of Everyone 'a expected, and prepara- tionsare being made to look after from three to five thousand guests durin&v the '.etching. The- reception will open at 8 o'clock and jAnix:lns will start at 9:30, witn musi furnished by the bands of trie 2uu and 2 -th infan- try.': . ' ;-vV. ihe armory has been transformed fronf a place of military drill to. a vast ballroom, with decorations of flags, pennants- and greens covering-- the wails and lefty roof arch. At the far end of the floor will be the receiving line, forming a semicircle which is marked by a low railing. The ground space in rear of the armory has been converted into a garden spot, into which, the crowd can Overflow for. a teflr minutes in the open air. A"wire fence, thatched with palm leaves, has been erected on the Miller street side of he lot to insure privacy in rear of the building. For three days past a - large force of men has been at work decorating, and the results are well ;worth Uie time and trouble sp'ent In . the receiving line will be Gov- ernor Pinkham. Mrs. Charles B. Coop er, Maj.-Gen. and Mrs. W. H. Carter, ReartAdmiral and Mrs. C. B. T. Moore, CoM and Mrs. John W. Jones, Lient CoL Charles B. Cooper. Mrs: James D. Dougherty, Secretary cf the Territory and Mrs. Wade Warren Thayer. Attor ney General, and .Mrs. I. M. Stainback, Treasurer and Mrs. C. J. McCarthy, Superintendent of Public Works and Mrs. Fcrbes, Auditor and Mrs. J. H. Fisher. Surveyor and Mrs. W. E. Waif. Dr. J. S. a Pratt president of the bcrd of health, and Mrs. Pratt H. W. j Kinney, superintendent oi public in- structio'n. and Mrs. Kinney, Land Commissioner Joshua D. Tucker, High Sheriff and Mrs. W. P. Jarrett Mayor and Mrs. j. j. Fern and Mayor-elect ad rs-Jo ao&. ,flJ- 'M- M Johnson, assisted bv jCapC J. D.' ; Dougherty, Capt V. V. MILL Lfl',' CfJ Aiifiiiir Bids Opened This Morning for Permanent Post at Ft. Kamehameha close bTddIncTon EXTENSIVE WORKS Ufa:. 1 One San Francisco Firm Enters Field Wiethe Highest Raures Approximately j 1220,000 worth of armv construction work was won by a local concern, the Honolulu Planing en Is the subject of a very strongly j grand balls at the beach and the Arm Mill, this morn lag. when bids were appreciative letter from Mrs. Undon Cry will be given first place on the opened for the permanent Coast Ar- Bates, chairman of the Woman's Sec- j program which will usher In 1913 to tillery post at Fon Kamehameha. The tlon of the American Commission fori nonoiuiu tonight. Jack Lucas firm fwas $2219 below the the Relief of Belgium. I The oldtlme "watch" parties, the next bidder the Juord-Young Engineer , The commission some time ago J onjer Qf New Year's eve In social and Ing Co.. o& the ?titlre work, and al- wrote to various members of the Ab- religious circles, have been abandon though the contract will not be award- sociatell Press to secure Information Je jn faV0r of the street celebration, ed until a detailed abstract of the on what each community Is doing in for a careful canvass this morn various items bid on has been made, it the relief work. ,V. R. Farrington, j lngt ao ar M couia be ascertained In Is a foregone conclusion that the first general business manager of the Star- adTance, not one watch-party or mentioned firm wIU win out Bids on th four seta" of barracks ran lower than the estimates while those on tnV 16 sets of. company officers' quarters were rather higher than was figured. Tim work Includes four barracks, to' accommodate 110 nien each, 16 sets of company officers' quarters of the bun galow type, two., field officers' sets.' with ' detached servants' quarters, and eight sets of noncommissioned offi- cers' quarters. The moving of the present storehouse is also Included in ?OMKdftJ?Wdi opened, four were1 fmm in.i .rt.a o trnm - San Francisco contractor, John Monk. There are several 'alternatives m the specifications, but on straight figures Si? 10181 Jv:V!e bId8 Were M fol,I Jiohita-PrsWmir --S2l9-9if5 m,Vrl LrfM-a-ioung CHgineerras wviwww; City Mill Co. $233,340: Spalding ; Con- nearly nIn millions Of dollars 4a, this structlon Co., $2.0,300; John Monk, a' -?-, $322 710 .cause. . The low bidder agrees to commence t.Be;l" work teoldays after the award of con-' mi,tte inA w7r tract and to complete the" Job in 18 6d0-000'll?raw,.ng months. It is believed, however, that t,on8- Jou will understand thai my the contract can bd completed will In- comparison was perhaps not altogeth slde of this time limit jer nappy. Bids were opened this morning at 11 ' I should be sorry If this would seem o'clock by Lleut-coL B. F, Cheatham, at all lacking In the fullest .apprecia department quartermaster. tIon of what the people here have Koib, Capt Paul Super, Lieut Charles .FraziPr and L.IeutJames D. Reardan will make the introductions. The ushers will .be M a j. A. W. iseeiy, capt Laurence Kedlngton. .Capt Henry Van Gieson, Capt It W. .Warham and Lieut Gustav Schaefer. Capt Henry P. O'Sullivan. Capt. . "u'y Pl'a""f w wnoie popu James D: Dougherty, Ueut. Perry M.latlon has rallied to meet the need. Smoot, assisted by Charles Herbert The woman's section has today The general committee in charge of standing with it the presidents of 20 the reception and ball consists of Ter- national and international organlza- ritorial Secretary.. Thayer and Col. J. AV. Jones. Dean C. Worcester Tells House Committee Bloodshed and An?jchy Will Arise Associated Press by Fed. WIreless.J WASHINGTON, D. (X, -Dec. 2lw Dean C Worcester, former Philippine commissioner and secretary of the In terior for the islands, declared today to the house committee on Insular af fairs that if independence Is granted to the, islands, political quarrels aie certain, to arise. He said that the elections would, soon become a farce and bloodshed and anarchy would fol low. .'Ultimately, he predicted, aggres sion against the foreigners would be the result It is said that the recent mob which tried to engineer a revolt was scat tered before the prearranged time for an uprising. Twenty bolomen have been arrested. The movements for a revolt were quite well organized and drastic measures were necessary to SAYS REVOLTS SHOW FOLLY OF 'INDEPENDENCE' r. J suppress it HAWAII'S READY RESPONSE LAUDED DY IS. BATES Chairman of Woman's Section of American Commission Ex presses Deep Gratitude NEW YORK TOLD CITY WAS BEHIND HAWAII! If Metropolis Had Contributed In Proportion Would Have Given $9,000,000 Hawaii's ready response to the ap - ieal for relief funds for the war - atrlck - uuneun, m repiy uwwiueu. uw ress or tne worK m Hawaii. Mrs. Bates' answer Is as follows: December 15, 1914. Sir. W. R. Farrington. Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawaii. My Dear Mr. Farrington: Your most lnterestine letter has been read by the committee with the organl2ation ,n the . city has- expand very greatest interest.. To think oft ln a remarkable degree. ir 7 J Z, I slnml U is H ProfoQndly uwh' We knew of au15115j men department of the commission "SiiSy. 52SSi in fact, I think New York has become a little -sensitive of the degree'. to atated last week a a. public' meeUng Newark: ha.tlv-nir; thm to the white population oT: your iaiH .ho .A.i h rnntrlhiitflA done, i wouia not nave n inierpreieu so for anything. We are profoundly grateful and everybody Is doing gen erously. All war needs knock at the door of our city; besides this, we have perfectly unexampled conditions of un j employment The public is beside it 'self to know which of the, claims upon .it presses most or liow to help every (body in this year of universal need. . ai o. , u Proio,umu' , 010 miuuuuw ucip. iu u uctu s to this cause of the suffering Belgians. Ail through America it has been far and away the most bountiful support as its need Is far and away the direst The thought of seven millions of peo ple in extremities and lacking' even the minimum to sustain life is so m. . a m. . -S . tions and 23 states, representing col llectlvely over six millions of women. i send you (but not by way of re quest -for anything more than your islands have so generously contrib uted) a copy of the appeal which has gone from our headquarters to all the clubs in America. It will tell its story, and you will be glad to hear that wo men everywhere have rallied in our behalf and are helping us to save the Belgians. Thanking you very much for your letter, and speaking on behalf of our woman's section in grateful apprecia tion of all that your island people have been so generous as to contrib ute, I am, Cordially yours, JOSEPHINE BATES. MRS. LINDOX BATES," Chairman. LATE STREET CARS Street cars on all lines of . the M W H. R. T. & L. Company will run . an hour later tonight than usual " to serve the New Year's ' Eve crowds, ... according to" an ' an- 1 m nourv A-fiof the street car com- s AY- JpanyV SK2X88SSS92I11B888 SUGAR SAN FRANCISCO, Oec 31, Sugar: 96 deg. test 4.07 cents. Previous quo tation, 4.045 centSt - 1 - ' vv INFANT VEARTO BE GIVEN REAL Young 1915 Will Find Honolulu Wide-awake and On Streets To Make Him Welcome VETERAN 19UT0 RECEIVE BURIAL BEFITTING RANK Mirth and Music to Hold Sway at Joining of Milestones of the Calendar I street dancing, confetti carnivals. , cafe and ctHI entertainments and ALOHA TONIGHT '"fe-.cnurcft enteruinmem wui oe neo 10- night in commemoration of the pass ing of 1914, save at the clubs and res taurants. Not that 1914 has not been success ful from both a religious and social point of view, rather, it has been the most successful year in Honolulu's history. Inasmuch as eery religious Instead, however, this New Year's eve celebration is to be on the street. There will be the Governor's ball and xeception at the. Armory and a num- ber of special dances, but the street . mrnrn. .rnntA ' . n. A M n. - . V A wuiiuB io irevvc, vu .wian . ifv First of alT there wilL ie ; the con fetti carnlvaL that-festival of Inform al xunrWQica chararjrciTea liawattan holiday celebrations. Far be it from Honolulu to let an old year sink Into oblivion without the proper accompan iment of music song, jor, hilarity, ex citement merriment and supreme In formal entertainment all of which is jng7 alona; lines that would better 1't included in the street . carnival In, me for those tommittees.: When ! re-' which Honolulu 'will make merryt In turned I was told that I would, be .on. Its own Individual and unsurpassed. the police committee.". "'.. style. "I hate this much to sayHonolula Honolulu's limate and not a. lack of ( has a good police department and the religious enthoiyasm brought about j only thing lacking to brlniit up to the desertion of the watch-party or-! the highest standard of efficiency I (Continued on page three) CUT RATES; Third Voluntary Reduction by Corporation in Last Few Years Is Announced A 20 per cent cut in electric light rates, to go into effect tomorrow was announced today by the Hawaiian Electric Company. Ltd. ' The rate for a kilowatt is reduced from 12 Vi cents to 10 cents. The reduction affects all classes of users." 'The business of the company is such that it can afford to lower Its rates and share its profits with its customers." is the simple -but optimis tic explanation given by F. & Blake, the company's general manager. This is the third voluntary reduc tion In rates made by the electric com. pany in less than five yean. In May, 1910, there was a cut from 17 to 13 cents. In May, 1913, this was lowered to 12 cents. Honolulu electric light consumers will now be' paying one third less on their monthly bills than they did five years ago. "We have always gone on a policy of voluntarily v regulating our rates on the basis of our profits," said Manager Blake. "In casting up accounts for the pa st year and looking over ; the prospects for 1915 we Ond -we we jui. 1 1 fled in charging less than we have. We did the same two years ago. That Is the way we have always don-3 r.csi ness with the. public- and - we have found it pays. - f; ; r '; ' r" "I doubt if there is any city in the United States the size of , Honoilu, with the possible exception of those in California where electric ' light devel oped from water power. Is being sold as cheap as it Is nereJV:'' ' - J.'. Although : the ..report f for the business has not been Completed, Miv Blake said it would show a contlnaa tlcn ' of the ' steady growth that ' has marked, past years. This growth has been equally divided 'In the last year between the. domestic and commercial branches of the service. ' - - .' 'Although there have been changes in the city's population there .ias been a steady Increase is the conclusion drawn from this, t On the commercial side tth,ere has also been a slflit la crease, which 13 consid er ed. t : z' 3-. HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC C0JY TO . . . ' ' OPPOSES HEAVY;: Suggests Olive-drab Similar:! a ' That Worn by Traffic Squad I of San Francisco.r V . SAYS DEPARTMENT 6000,, IF RULES ARE ENF0RCE0 ; . itmmmmm ' " ' '' , Left For Coast Under Impres sion He Would Be Member of Other Committees -X s " 1 - V N radical changes will be made la the Honolulu police system by ; thai new city administration, according members of the new police committee. The only change that may be tna'W ln the coming year will be la the stu of uniforms worn by the pQlIcemcn. Supervisor-elect ' Robert Horner V ' clared . himself against .- the4 ', present combination of a heavy blue coat and white trousers, when .Interviewed 'br the StaBulleUn tais ! morning. f.. " The present uniform la not In. its proper place." Mr. Horner saidU-the heavy blue coat and 'the . thla whltv trousers forming anything but a g"' 1 combination. I like the ollve-drab tri form worn by the raffle policera ct of San Francisco. It Is light anjl cu4 and attractive, c v ' - V ' v v - ' -However" he continued. "I-do notv feel that the policemen of Honolulu thould be forced at this tlme.torpur chase new uniforms.' but- If at any; time, . perhaps after thet present cc begin to need replacing.' the Wctts desire lighter uniforms, I am ln f?-' r 0f ordering the ollve-drab.' I ; nr. Horner declired that his orpr- . ... . m. . ... I ; m luniLies at Ban f raucisco were . n i properly directed owlng to .a-'mis'u-derstandlng prevlotis to bis depart V , for the mainland to atudy ,m.'r faffafrs, "I was led to believe before I left fcr San Francisco; that. I would Le a member of the wa;.tf works and real committees," he added,; "and sccr Quently Ispent most of my Ume sta Jy- Ithe". proper enforcing of the deparf ment rules." ' -'.:"' ". r' ' ... ; "i ' ' ' ... n.,1 ' '" I, , - t BUSINESS IS GOE B cant In a year marked by unusually hard times all over the majal3ud. lv. According to present plans therd will be. no change in policy and no Important' improvements to oe nv"t In 1915. ' ',.; V -. ' ' ' "We have just, spent a considerable sum in improvements, said Sir. Blake, "and for the present we are through. ;';v . ;' Promotionist Predicts ths Ycr Will Be Satisfactory to C , . mittee and Its Support:; : , - There now is every Indication for a' tourist season ln 1913 wfcca shcu! 1 ' i satisfactory to the Promotion Co l: j tee, the merchants of the Island, zz l other local persons who support Xt ? work of the. booster organization, r -cording to the opinion voiced by A. V. Taylor, San Francisco represetati j of the Promotion Committee; la a ! t ter received by the oommittee'ea t last steamer, and read at a meet! , yesterday afternoon. . .Mr. Taylor's letter Is hishly ort!r -tic He points out that cuci i.-r t is being Uken In the Hawaiian 1: by tourists who have never ti;it; J ? territory, and that many pecr'i planning to visit Hawaii, ta':- ! Mid-Pacif.c Carnlcal and thrn t j ' '(CcatlancJ ca r".- t'.: FcrR2nt Czs Cicre. Zi'j '. .3x1:3 ft, t llh I v. r. - mm TOL'IIISTS WILL"; FLOCKlOEli: .1915.!