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r, M 1 . m 1:60. L W. W. LEADERS IN CHICAGO From San Frareltce Venezuela, Sept. 30. For San Franctaca Shinyo .Mam. From Canadian Porta Kv. Next maiL Oct. 10. 4-or canaaian to.t Next mail. Oct 31. Kvening Bulletin. Kst. 1882, No. 903 Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXV. No. 7944 JbvJ U luiJU)UAbvJ UTILITIES COMMISSION HOLDS RECENT ADVANCE UNREASONABLE ysfem s Severely Attacked Old Rates Ordered Restored Oc tober 1 5 and Readjustment of Quantity Rates Directed; Service to Patrons Scored in Findings . n HANDING as "excessive, unreason D able and unjust" the rato of prof it upon which the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company has been . ' operating its' steamship department. the public utilities commission today finished Its Investigation of the big " shipping concern and delivered jointly f to its officials its findings and its or der to the company. The investigation was started more than a year ago at a time when the Inter-Island Company announced a 4 new freight schedule. It Is by far the biggest investigation of the sort ever , held in the territory and has taken ; hundreds upon hundreds of pages of typewritten testimony. . Every department of the company was probed by the commission, often- jpv times. in beatings that, fairty . Bristled ' with figures and oftentimes too. with . hot cross-fire between" company and - commission members , that gave a de- ' i cidedly interesting. tinge to the whole : affair.-: During the investigation which was ; started with Charles R. Forbes as chairman, this official dropped out by resignation and William T. Carden took his place. The order to the com pany, which demands a return to the V rmer rates, is printed in full in to- " '.tidy's issue. It is surprisingly brief ; but. Impressive. The conclusion fol- - lows: The above figures show that - the Inter-Island Steam Navigation ' Company, Limited, is, and hat ' been, operating its steamship de ' partment at a rate of profit: that is excessive, unreasonable and . unjust. . '. . On September 1, 1916, the com pany issued a new freight and ; - ' . passenger tariff raising certain of the heretofore existing charges v for the carriage of freight and t passengers, which raise in rates in the opinion of this commission was unjustified unwarranted and - unreasonable, and the commission , so finds. In the opinion of the ' . commission, not only was said raise in rates lor the carriage of ,' freight and passengers unreason- able and unjust, but certain of the 1 theretofore existing rates were and are ' excessive, unreasonable 'and unjust. - The order of the -" commission will Issue ordering. " the Inter-Isluid Steam Navigation Company, Limited, to reduce a,U A v. charges for tne carriage of passen W gers and freight to not to exceed ' the rates and classifications which J were in effect on the 1st day of August, 191t, said . .tea to take ef-' . feet on or before October 15, 1917. The commission further finds that ' tho accounting system adopted and at present followed by the Inter-Island ' (Continued on page 14) mm. WILL usiiemm MAXAltON - Acting Collector of Internal Reve nue Ralph' S. Johnstone, today receiv ed a cable message from the treasury department stating that the big war revenue bill' that has been debated for weeks in congress wiU probably become effective next Monday. ; The local office Is directe; to pre pare for the act by securing from all taxpayers .who are liable for taxes under it, a preliminary statement giv ing the name, place and kind of busi ness and estimated value of stock liable to the new tax. Liquor dealers will be asked to show the number o" full and broken packages of distilled spirits and wine; tobacco dealers, the number of cigars and vigardtis and the number of pounds of tobacco on 'hand. . '' -:'',.'v ' v - With these instructions the depart. 16 BRIBING INVESTIGATION ST ARTS FIST FIGHT IN B DECISION'OF COMMISSION IN .-. CASE "The commission having duly 4 investigated the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., and 4 4 the complaints against said cor- 4 4 poration on file in the office of 4 4- the commission at public hear- 4 4- ings duly held before the com 4 4- mission; and the commission 4 4 being fully advised In the prenv 4 4- ises, the opinion of the commis-.4 4- sion having been duly filed this 4 4- 28th day of September, 1917, it 4 4- is the order of the commission: 4 4- "That the Inter-Island Steam 4 4- Navigation Co Ltd, reduce all 4 4- charges for the carriage of pas- 4 4- sengers and freight not to ex- 4- ceed the rates and classifications 4 4- which were In effect on the 1st 4 4- day of August, 1916; 4 4- "That the company ao amend 4 4- its freight tariff .hat the total 4 4- charge for less than quantity lots 4 4- shall not exceed the minimum 4 4- charge for quantity lots; 4 4- that said Inter-Island Steam 4 4- Navigation Co, Ltd, put into ef- 4 4- feet such changes irt rates and 4 4- classifications on or before the 4 4- 15th day of October, 1917. 4 4- "Dated at Honolulu, Territory 4 4- of Hawaii, thla 22th day orsepT4 4- tember, A. D, 1917. 4 "WILLIAM T. CARDEN, 4 4-" "Chairman.' 4 4- ; A. J. GIGNOUX, 4 4- "Commlssoner 4 4- "WILLIAM P. THOMAS, 4 4- "Commissioner." 4 . , ' LATE NEWS AT A GLANCE ''v ; ; CHANCELLOR REFUSES TO MAKE 'KNOWN WAR AIMS AMSTERDAM, Holland, Sept. 28. Chancellor Mlchaelis, speaking be fore a committee of the reichstag today, declared that Germany await ed with calm confidence the military efforts of the United States. The refusal of Germany to make public the war aims of the kaiser bund the chancellor asserted was perfectly justified, but gave no reason for withholding the declaration. , BANKS AID LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN EXPENSE Four leading banks in the city have contributed $100 each towards the expenses of the campaign to sell the second Liberty loan. Every trust company in the city is expected to contribute a similar sum. H nancial men of Honolulu believe Hawaii can conduct the campaign with out spending a cent of government money. TRAINED SALESMEN TO SOLICIT BOND SUBSCRIPTIONS More than twenty stock brokers and representatives of local banks and trust companies present at a meeting held in the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon were formed into a distribution committee to collect subscrip tions for the second Liberty Loan. J. L. Cockburn of the Bishop Bank was appointed chairman, with R. F. Stever as secretary. The committee de cided to obtain salesmen to aid in getting subscriptions and also to spread the work among the officials of the various plantations. THREE CASES FOR GRAND JURY TODAY. Three cases were to be presented to the grand jury this afternoon for Investigation. Tin Soon, a prisoner who escaped recently and who was captured last night, is charged with robbery. P3dro Poras, recently con victed of assault in connection with the Hayashibara murder, is charged with robbery. Sebastian, a Filipino, Is charged with assault with a weapon. BOND CAMPAIGN INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED. Chairman L. Tenney Peck of the local liberty loan committee this after noon received the following wireless message from James K. Lynch, exe cutive chairman of the 12th Federal Reserve district relative to the Hawaii campaign: "Gratified at your election as chairman of the Liberty Loan Campaign, Hawaiian Islands. Please arrange for active campaign from October 1 to 27, Inclusive; 4 per cent bonds, running 25 years with privilege of redemption within 10 years. Initial payment 2 per cent wjth subscription; Installments, 18 per cent November 15, 40 per cent Dcember 14 and 40 per cent January '15. Accept subscriptions but hold deport for mail Instructions. "Wire esti mate of expense allownaces required and acknowledge receipt of posters and literature we are sending." VIOLENT HURRICANE IS APPROACHING GULF (Associated Press by U. 8. Ksvsl Wireless.) NEW ORLEANS, La.. Sept. 28. A iolent hurricane is reDorted by the weather bureau officials as crossing the gulf, and residents In this city have been warned to desert their homes and seek refuge In places of shelter. ENVER PASHA VISITS GERMAN HEADQUARTERS AMSTERDAM, Holland, Sept. 27. Enver Pasha, the -Turkish commander in chief, and staff are at the German great headquarters paying p. visit to General von Hindenburg. ment is preparing a letter to be sent out to the 1500 or 20u0 places in the territory. Details of the tax rates are erpected as soon as the bill becomes a law.' ; . - PAGLS HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, FRIDAY. no M PROFITS BIO SR VS CARDEN Chairman of Utilities Commis sion Declares Departmental Overcharges Were Manipu lated to Cover Up Actual Money-Making CHAIRMAN W. T. CARDEN of the public utilities commission summed up the findings of that body in regard to the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company's rates to day in the following statement: "The commission has issued a spe cific order to the company to reduce its freight rates to what they were on August 1, 1916, or the date of the last increase. "The commission finds that instead of operating at a small profit or no profit at all, as contended by the company, the company is operating at a very considerable profit. "The second paragraph of the order delivered to the company today means that the company is not to charge any more for shipping four tons than for shipping five tons. We have found certain rates where $16 or $18 "was charged for shipping four and one-half tons, while the cost of five tons would be $12.50. The company has contended that the operation of steamers shows very small if any profit Early in its in vestigation the commission discover- ( Continued oh Page 14) BRITISH AND U. S. WAR AIMS SAME, SAYS MILNER LONDON, Eng., Sept. 28. Cabinet Minister Viscount Milner was enter tained today at luncheon by the Amer ican club in this city, and was given a rousing reception. 1 In the course of a stirring speech to the members. Lord Milner declared against making peace with the unre pentant German rulers. "British and American aims in this war." declared the viscount, "are iden tical, and the two nations are in abso lute unity." Prolonged cheers greeted his speech and the meeting was extremely enthu siastic. C. Rodrigues was arrested by the police last night and this morning turned over to the federal officials, who booked him on a charge of sell ing liquor to a soldier. Bond will probablv be fixed in the sum of ,1000. mm-mulk tin fJL HEFLIN PUNCHES NORTON Southerner Irritated By North Dakotan's Criticisms, Fol lowing Refusal of the Rules Committee to Investigate Charges of Pro-German In fluence, Starts Battle ( Associated Press by XJ. S Narad Wireless.) ASI1INGTOX, D. C, Sept. IS. A livelv list liiHit ariijiiig out of the charges of disloyalty directed against cer tain members of congress was j staged today !y lieprcsenta- tives J. T. lleflin of Alabama and P. I). Norton of North Da kota, who was the chief critic of Ileflin's attitude. The climax came durins a discus sion as to whether the house should approve the act of the rules committee, which refused to Investigate the charges of pro-Germanism brought by the Alabama solon against certain members of the chamber, and who, Helfin held, were under suspicion as having been influenced by von Bernstorff, who is alleged to have ask ed for $50,000 from his home govern ment with which to bribe Congress men to oppose the government's -policy against Germany. The scrappy representatives went at it hammer and tongs on the floor of the house, and were separated by friends after several blows had toeen exchanged. The chamber was In pan demonium for a time, members spring ing to their seats in order to get a bet ter view of the fight. Order was at last restored after Speaker Champ Clark had banged nis gavel to restore order REVOLTED TO SAVE RUSSIA PETROGRAD, Russia, Sept 28. That Gen. Korniloff revolted in an en dc vor to save the country from the machinations of Hun intriguers is claimed by friends of the deposed of ficer, who assert that purely patriotic sentiments led to the uprising which was planned to capture the capital and overthrow Kerensky. The last army order issued by Gen. KornilofJ has just been made public and shows that he felt compelled to launch the revolt largely in an effort to thwart German plans. The order says- that Teuton agents caused the conflagration at Kazan, and asserts that pro-Hun conspirators had spent millions of rubles to carry out their plans for the disorganization of the coal Industry of the nation and hadj planned to dynamite bridges in the rear of the Russian armies in various scti ns of the eastern battlefront, thus cutting off the retreat and put ting the already disorganized forces at the mercy of the advancing Huns. 4 . BASEBALL RESULTS TODAY l NATIONAL LEAGUE At Pittsburg Brooklyn C, Titts-j burg 1. At New York Game with Chicago postponed because of rain. At Boston St. Louis 2, Boston 1. AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Philadelphia Detroit 6. Phila delphia 1. At Washington Cleveland i, Wash ington 1. HOW TO JOIN THE RED CROSS IF WORKERS MISS YOU f It may occur tliat some resi- dent of Honolulu will not be seen by the Red Cross drivers tomorrow. The committee in charge wish- es it understood that anyone de- siring to join the Red Cross may do so by calling either at thde Ad Club substation in the Young ho-t- tel or at the main headquarters f of the, committee on the corner f of Fort and Beretania streets. t t,tj;..tt .ttk it KORNII SEPTEMKER 28, 1017. 1G rem uimUJ ECONOMIC MISSION DUE TONIGHT oo oo oo NOTED JAPANESE COMPRISE PARTY Parliamentary Mission To U. S. ;i " :ir ... ... v., -y- ; " IMS: ' i i W "1 I i 'l Top, left; Mr. Mochizukl; right. Dr. Toklchl Masao, the leader of the party; lower, left, Mr. Toshlo Shimada; right, Mr. Yetsujlro Uyehara; center, Dr. Seiji Yamane. NATIONWIDE CONSPIRACY TO STIR UP LABOR ROWS REVEALED BY GOVERNMENT (Associated Press Sei-rlee br Federal Wireless) CHICAGO, ILL., Sept. 28. I. W. W. Leader Haywood and 35 other prominent members of that organization were among those arrested on federal indictments today. ftUlLADJFlllA, l'a., ept. J8. I determined to stamp out I. "NV. W. organization was shown by the indictment today of ICQ leaders of the order in Chicago. Prosecuting officers declare they , hold evidence which will prove the ex istence of a nationwide "seditious con spiracy," based on revelations taken during the recent raids on the I. W. W. hetdquarters in different sections of the country. It is said the evi dence accumulated and to be pro duced at the trial weighs more than a ton. The evidence, it is declared, points to a conspiracy to foment labor dis turbances, and flans for burning the crops and forests. It is claimed a sinal koterie of leaders was in su- preme command of the conspirators, who escaped being charged with liigS treason only because of a narrow def inition of the criminal code. U-BOAT SUNK : BY JAPANESE Special Cable to Vinpu TOKIO, Japan," Sept. 2S. All Tokio is jubilant today over receipt of news that another victory has crowned onc more the Japanese destroyer squad-: ron now in the Mediterranean. According to Paris despatches re- j ceived by the Tokio Asahi, the Japan- j cse destroyers, under command of i Rear-Admiral K. Sato, .sunk a German j submarine, north of Barcelona, Spain, after an exciting fight with the U boat, which lasted for several hours. No damage has been suffered by the victorious Japanese. The fight and sinking of the Hnn submarine by the Japanese is said to Itova tjJtejace on September 2Qa ARE INDICTED PAGES - That federal authorities are the seditious activities of the Anti-Aircraft Guns Will Guard Hawaii From Enemy Airmen --- .18.104.22.168.4. In line with the general policy of the government to place per- 4 mnent war garrisons on a 4 strictly modern defensive basis, .Hawaii, is to be fully equipped with -anti-aircraft guns. 4 Wnea these have been fully es- 4 4 tabhshed and manned with ex- lert gunners it will be far from 4 safe for the aviators from any 4! hostile fleets to attempt any- 4: 4 thing like a close glimpse of 4 j Oahu fortifications. ; 4- ?o important a part are anti- ' aircraft guns playing in Europe 4! 4- these das that it is fully proven 4 that no modern defense system 4 ! is complete without them.. The 4 work of scores of these guns in i London a few nights ago when a penect curiam or lire was 4- thrown against attacking air fleets shows what may be expect- ed of them. In Europe the guns -f are from three inches to five -f f inches In caliber and have a range that prevent3 any consis- f tent observations by flying ma- -f 4-' chines. ' , -f PRICE FIVE CENTS VISITORS GUESTS OF GOVERNOR Parliamentarian Investigators Bound for U. S. to Study Social and Economic Condi tions Will Be Entertained' Here Overnight; Leader to Address Japanese U1 PON the arrival this even ing from Japan of the Jap anese parliamentary delega tion, the commission will be; accorded a reception and din ner by Governor Lucius K. Pink ham at the Country club' at 7:30 o'clock. Japanese Consul General R.; Moroi and the Japanese recep-j' tion committee will be at thel wharf to greet the distin-i guished party. The Shinyoj party, will (iock at t o'ciock, according to a wireless from! Captain Filmer of the T. K. K. liner. Dr T. Masao, head of the mission,, wirelessed to K. Ishida, president of the Kinyo-kai "Friday Society." that he would speak to the Honolulu Japa-i anese tonight. The meeting in Cen- tral Institute has been set for 5: 3ll J o'clock. Dr. Masao's fame throush- iout Japan as a lecturer and public speaker, it is expectea, win attract t a large crowd of Japanese to the: . meeting. uciuid icaiiug iiainu, 11. aimamu i said that he and his party were going iu Hie vioiieu oiaies u uiiiv.iai icyic- sentatives of the Japanese people, . and while on the mainland will talk: over the questions with the Americans' which mutally Interest the two nai party, lie said also that the IshU; party, which went to the states re-i presented the Japanese government': and he wished it understood that his party intended to study economic con ditions. Dr. Masao, who is a graduate, of i Yale University, was senior legal ' adviser to the Kins of Siam, f rom -whom he received the title of mar quis. He is one of the prominent members of the diet. da, Hon K. Mochizukl, Hon. Y. Ueba ra, Hon. M. Yamane and secretary Terada of the house diet (Continued on page two) U. S. AND JAPAN ( ARE BROTHERS IN WAR FOR LIBERTY; -Viscount Ishiil Head of Japanese War Mission Tells New Yorkers Old Preju- dices are Cleared Up j 1 (Associated Pros by T7. S. Naval WirIss.) NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept 28.Vis count Ishii, head of the Japanese war mission now In this city, addressed a crowded meeting of the chamber of commerce today. In the course of his address, the dis tinguished visitor declared that "Jap an was in the war with the avowed intention of making herself as un pleasant as possible to the enemy and said Japan was a partner In the war which would end "only with the utter defeat and humiliation of Ger many." The speaker, diverting his remarks to the main object of the mission, that of bringing about a closer unity between the United States and Japan, congratulated the members that the "day had dawned wherein the trials and troubles of yesterday -were forgot ten, when old prejudices and . misun derstandings would fade away, and you will greet us, as we greet yea, u old friends and new brothers in the struggle for human liberty, Xreedoa and national existencVT - ' .