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From the Coast: Wednesday,
To the Coast Monday Pres
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From the Orient: Monday
President Cleveland.
22nd. YHAlt No. 1230.
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Civic Convention
Delegates Criticise Executive
Of Territorial Commission
And Resolve For Territorial
Fair 1924
HONOLULU, Dec. 8 Senator
Harold Wee's paper on "Territorial
and County Pairs" which was read to
the Civic Convention today was re
ceived with interest and created some
what of a sensation since it roused a
considerable amount of discussion and
criticism was voiced by some of the
delegates of 11. M. Schofleld, executive
officer of the Territorial Pair Com
mission, for alleged failure to keep
members of the commission from the
outside Islands informed of- the acti
vities of tlie commission.
Dr. IT. 15. Elliott of Hilo in the dis
cussion which followed tjie reading of
Harold Rice's paper, said that ho was
appointed a member of the commis
sion two years ago but had never re
ceived any notices of any meetings,
that he doesn't know what is going
on nor even whether he is still a
member of the commission. Governor
iParrington arose and said, the speaker
was still a member.
J. C. l'lankington, also of llilo, said
he believed the commission is remiss
and asked whether it is "a one man
Chairman Cooke strongly endorsed
botli Territorial and County Fairs and
especially complimented Maui County
on its success in conducting five fairs
in tlio past six yearn.
A resolution was passed favoring
the holding of a Territorial Fair In
Honolulu in 1921.
Tax Burdens Heavy
At tho opening of the morning ses
sion tho question of "Taxes and
Taxation" was presented by P. D.
Lowrey of the finance committee of
tho house of representatives.
- Tho speaker reviewed tho growth
of governmental expenses and taxes
since 1!)15 and advocated a revision
of the present tax laws.
Lowery said that Hawaii's bonded
debt is $G9 per capita, which is more
than any but one state in the Union,
and compared it with tho average per
capita bonded debt of the states,
$10.18 for all tho states of the Union.
Only one state, North Dakota, ex
ceeds Hawaii in its per capita debt
and only one other, Oregon, approach
es it. "When we see a sign as plain
as this, wo may well pause," he added.
Will Mount Higher
Lowrey then called attention to
some of tho requests for appropria
tions that will be made to the legis
lature at Its next session and speci
fically referred to the school budget
of $9,500,000 for the next biennial
period. He said that such an appro
priation would mean a tax for school
purposes only of two percent.
The speaker compared a tax rate
of $1.10 in 1912 with a rate of 2.89
this year and inquired where it was
to end.
After Lowery had finished, Superin
tendent Vaughan MacCaughey re
marked that the "crop of school chil
dren continued to come In year after
year without regard to war, famines
or acts of providence.
Before adjourning the convention
adopted the resolution endorsing the
aims and results of the Tourist Hit
reau and petitioning the leglslatui to
appropriate $100,000 for Its wotk, fav
ored parks and playgrounds in all
thickly settled communities, recom
mended to consideration of tho legis
lature harbor improvements, lor Molo
kai, endorsed agricultural oducation in
coreiation with Industry, requested
the fedoral government to extend any
surveys of Hawaiian waters to King
man Reef, recommended continued
support for tho Hawaii publicity bu
reau, pledged assistance to the federal
labor commission, approved the hibis
cus as tho official llower of the Terri
tory, endorsed tho efforts being made
to obtain federal aid for education,
welfare work and highways and creat
ed an executive council of vhich tho
governor is to appoint ono member
and six organizations, including the
:8aul Chamber of Commerce one each
to select officers, carry out the wishes
of the convention and select the next
meeting place.
The resolution favoring a charge for
tuition in high schools and tho univer
sity was tabled.
Planes In Search
Of Lost Of&cers
EL PASO, Dec. 9. Five airplanes
will leave here today to participate
in the search for the missing avia
tors, Colonel Marshall and Lieutenant
Express Fear
SAN DIEGO, Dec. S Officers at
Hockwell Field today expressed grave
fears for the safety of Colonel Mar
shall and Lieutenant Webber, avia
tors lrom this station who have fail
ed to report.
It is thought the fliers may have
crashed In the mountains between
here and the Imperial Valley, In
which case It Is believed they are
SAN FHANC1SCO, Dee. 9. Fire
gutted the sixth lloor of the Hotel
Gartland at the corner .of Geary and
Larkin streets early this morning.
Nearly all fire fighting apparatus in
this city was called out to fight tho
llames. All guests of the hotel es
caped. Several firemen were slight
ly injured. There were no deaths.
CHICAGO, Dec. 9. The Railway
Labor Hoard handed down a decision
today, cutting off a million and a half
dollars yearly from the hourly pay
rate of eleven thousand telegraph
operators of eleven western roads.
The board said the action was not
for the purpose of reducing wages but
correcting inequalities in pay.
ST LOUIS, Dec. 9 Twelve bandits
today overpowered government guards
in the Jacob Daniels Distilling Com
pany of this city and escaped with
bonded whiskey valued at $50,000.
The liquor was carried off in trucks.
HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Governor Far
rlngton's report to the Secretary of
Interior revealed, that on May 1 last,
there were 1,197 more Filipinos than
Japanese employed on Hawaiian Su
gar plantations. The total employed
oT all races was 14,402 of which 18,189
were Filipinos and 16,992 Japanese.
Australia Reports
Great Crime Wave
SYDNEY, N. S. W., (By A. P.
Mail) Australia in general and Syd
ney In particular have been suffering
recently from a crime wave alufost
unprecedented In point of violence.
A Hornsby bank manager was batter
ed to death in a Sydney suburban
train recently for the sake of tho
bank keys in his possession, and this
crime was followed by the discovery
of a partially-naked, murdered man in
Centennial park, one of Sydney's
principal air-spaces. The police have
made .one arrest in the latter case,
but have been unable to discover a
Through the accident of a brawl
among underworld charaeteis, anoth
er brutal murder was discovered aft
er the victim's body had been buried
in a much frequented public park
near Sydney for nearly two years.
The victim was a young woman who
disappeared from home and caused
great concern. Sensational develop
ments are expected from an arrest
that has been made.
The Cabinet, in an endeavor to"
s'iop tho series of crimes, lias provid
ed for tho jailing of men found with
firearms without a license.
In Melbourne there seems to be a
revival of tho famous Pitzroy "vend
etta" of a year ago, when members of
the underworld were shooting "each
other promiscuously in the main
streets of the city. Tho latest victim
is tho famous "Squizzy" Taylor, who
achieved notoriety for tho manner in
which, after absconding from bail, ho
ovaded the police for a year and then,
when he was ready, gave himself up.
Tasmania's share in the wave has
been a triple murder.
It has been suggested that tho in
troduction of flogging may be tho on
ly remedy for the prevalence of
HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Castle and
Cooke directors have voted to In
crease tho capital stock of tho com
pany from $2,500,000 to five mil
lions of dollars. The company will
declare a stock dividend of 100 per
cent, lepresenting the accumulated
earnings of the past 15 years.
Management Of Royal
Hawaiian To Change
A new manager lor the Maul
Branch of the Royal Hawaiian Sales
Company, to relieve "Doonie" Hart
man who will return to the Honolulu
ofTlce, Is expected to arrive on Maul
next Tuesday.
The new executive Is reported to
be a coast man and well versed on
the automobile question.
The many friends of Mr. Hartman,
who has been a popular addition to
local society, will be sorry to learn
of his coining departure. .Details of
the transfer will be available for pub
lication next week.
Maui Delegate Back
From Civic Meeting
First of Maul's delegates to the
Civic Convention to return home was
Rev. J. C. Villiers this morning. He
said the others were remaining over
and attended a banquet last night.
Mr. Villiers says'that tho proceed
ings of the convention were full of
subjects of more than ordinary inter
est and that though the attendance
was not large there was manifested
an earnestness that was especially
The address on taxation and sub
sequent discussion were especially in
teresting. Senator Harold Rice's
paper on, Fairs produced results. A
considerable mass of business was
transacted and Mr. Villiers considers
the session should have far reaching
Alumni And Chinese
Win At Basketball
One or tho best crowds of basket
ball fans that has turned out In Wal
luku witnessed the Alumni Alerts, un
der Brother Stephen, hand a 51 to
9 drubbing to the Pals at tho Wailuku
Gym last night.
The Alerts' superior basket shoot
ing was responsible for the over
whelming score. The Pals played a
good game, better than the scbre
would Indicate, but were woefully
weak at shooting. The first half end
ed with the score at 25 to 9. In the
second period the Alumni rolled up
another 2G counters and held the
Pals scoreless.
Tho stars of the game for tho
Alumni were Hangai, Sequelra and
Kahoohanohano. For tho Pals, H. Ah
Chee and Ilebert were tho point
Chinese Win Second
The second game of tho double
header went to the Chinese-Americans
over the Asahl quintet to the
tune of 2MG. Tho game was a neck
and nock race up to tho last few min
utes of play. Both teams are slew
ing great development over tho first
games last week. Paul Low, Benny
Dorego and Wilmington wero the I
shining lights for tho victors. Kahn,,
Fujlmoto and Nakano played a good
game for the Asahl team.
SAN FRANCISCO, , Dec. 9 Seth
Mlllington, Commander of tho'Ameri-j
can Legion In California, lna state-j
meiu touay ueciareu me activities oi
Gadskl during the war were "entirely
The Los Angeles Post was urged to
rescind its action and undo anything
that had been done to interfere with
tho concerts.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Friends of
prohibition, in complete control of tho
house, knocked out an amendment to
the treasury supply bill which was de
signed to weaken the enforcement of
the Volstead act.
Maui's Gift Sent
To S.S. Haleakala
Inter-Island Co. Acknowledges
Receipt Of Painting And
Tells Of Disposition Made
Of It
Maul's gift to the new Inter-Island
steamer Haleakala, a beautiful oil
painting of the Crater of the majestic
mountain for which the steamer is
named, done by D. Howard Hitchcock,
is on Its way to the Mainland for in
stallation in tho steamer. Acknow
ledgement of the gift and information
as to the disposition to be made of
it was received by William Walsh,
chairman of tho committee of tho Maul
Chamber of Commerce on tho gift to
the Haleakala In the following letter
from tho Inter-Island Company:
"Dear Sir:
"Tliis will acknowledge receipt of
your valued communication of the 2nd
Inst. In which you advise us that the
Maui Chamber of Commerce had ac
cepted from Mr. D. Howard Hitchcock
the oil painting of Haleakala and
Mr. Hitchcock's account had been set
tled in full.
"We have taken delivery of the
painting from Mr. Hitchcock and have
forwarded same to the Sun Shipbuild
ing Co.'s Yard, Chester, Pa., together
witli four other paintings which Mr.
Hitchcock was commissioned to do.
"In accepting the Haleakala picture
from the people of Maui through the
Maul Chamber of Commerce, we wish
to express our sincere appreciation of
the kind thought which prompted the
good people of Maui to make this
suitable presentation.
"Also accept our assurance that the
painting will bo installed in the most
suitable location which could be sel
ectedthat is in Main Stairway Land
ing leading from the Dining Room to
the Social Hall.
"Your wishes for success in the
operation of our new steamer are also
greatly appreciated.
"Yours sincerely,
"Inter-Island Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.,
"Assistant Manager."
Railroad Station At
Hamakuapoko Entered
For a third time the station of the
Kahulul Railroad Company at Hama
kuapoko was broken Into last night.
Sheriff Crowell went up this morn
ing to investigate.
When the station agent went to
the ofiice this morning it was evident
that an effort to burglarize the place
had been made, efforts having appar
ently been centered on the ticket
On the lloor of the olflce were
found many burned matches Indicat
ing that whoever undertook the job
was not prepared .with electric Hash
light and was a novice at the work.
LONDON, Dec. 9. Premiers of
Great Britain, France, Italy and Bel
gium with staffs of financial experts
met today preliminary to the Brus
sels conference .on reparations. Tho
conference is regarded as of critical
importance for the future of Europe.
NEW YORK, Dec. 9. Tho Lasky
Famous Players Company announces
it will not renew its contract with
Mary Miles Mlnter when tho picture
in which she is now working is com
Owsley, commander of the American
Legion, in a speech hero last night
urged that steps be taken to prevent
the carrying out of a reported plan
of tho former Gorman crown prince
to como to tli United States soon.
NEW YORK, Dec. 9 Tho Supreme
Court held that Rudolph Valentino
must abide by his contract with tho
Famous Players Lasky Corporation,
enjoining him from appearing with
any other film corporation during the
life of his contract.
Incendiarism Cause
Of Astoria Burning
is Belief Of Mayor
ASTORIA, Dec. 9. Incendiarism is
responsible for the fire yesterday that
practically destroyed this city, ac
cord to Mayor Uremmer and Chief or
Police Carlson who issued a state
ment today. Local radicals are sus
pected in connection with the lire
which started in two separate places
simultaneously. A thorough investi
gation is to be made.
Several buildings were dynamited
yesterday and succeeded in checking
the llames which bad destroyed moro
than 30 blocks at noon, including
most of the business district and part
or the older residential district.
Food, clothing and money arc; be
ing rushed from Portland.
A summary of the situation esti
mates the damages from the fire at
$12,000,000, 2500 persons homeless, the
city cut off from banking, faciliticF,
the only food obtainable that lrom the
central relief station.
Fourteen alleged looter Inve been
arrested. There is only limited tele
phones and electric light service.
Police, soldiers and Boy Scouts are
doing patrol duty.
Relief is pouring in from many
Proposal Of Turkey
Gives Satisfaction
LAUSANNE, Dec. 9 -The United
States and the Allied representatives
at the conference are reported as
pleased with Turkey's counter propo
sals presented yesterday. They do
not contain any contention lor the
closing of the Dardanelles but ask
that (he number of warships passing
through the straits be limited so as
not to constitute a menace.
Russia stood alone in opposing the
Allied plan, Greece, Serbia. Rumania
and Bulgaria favoring it.
Today Baron Hayashl told the con
ference that Japan as a powo having!
great shipping interests in the Mcdl-
terrean hoped for trade in the Black
Sea and believed a settlement of tho
straits question was near.
HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Advices re
ceived from Fred Ohrt, city and coun
ty engineer, in a wireless to tho Auto
mobile Club says the State Highway
officials that are in convention at
Kansas City indorsed Hawaii's claim
for a share In federal aid to road Im
provement and maintenance.
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. The fight
against the continuation of tho nomi
nation or Judge Butler to bo associate
justice of the United States Supremo
Court was formally opened before tho
senate judiciary committee yester
day. Further hearing will be hold
next Wednesday.
DUBLIN, Dec. 9 A score of men
nrmed with revolvers held up a mall
train at Liffey Junction, near here,
today and ordered all passengers to
the rear car of the train. Tho remain
ing care were then saturated with
gasoline, fired, and the engine started.
Tho passengers jumped, many of
whom wero hurt.
The Lahania Outdoor Circle will
act as host to a tea to bo given In
honor of Mrs. Caleb E. S. Burns on
Wednesday arternoon between the
hours of three and five o'clock at tho
homo of Mrs. G. L. Keeney at La
haina. The event, which is in the nature
.of a reception for Mrs. Burns who is
a recent corner to the West Maui dls
trict, promises to be ono to which
much social importance Is attached.
Tho guest of honor is well known
among Maul society, having been a
promlnont resident of Wailuku for
several years prior to Mr. Burns be
ing tendered the management of tho
Koloa plantation on Kauai.
Mombors of the Circle aro asked
to invito other ladies of tho commun
ity to tho social gathering on Wed
nesday afternoon.
supervisors ror
Road To Hana
Proposal To Take Southside
Of Mountain For Road To
Hana District Meets With
Strong Opposition
It was a cool reception that in em
bers of the board of supervisors ac
corded tho proposal that they consider
the advisability of a route for the
road to Hana on the Kahlkinul side
of Hnleakala and they clearly indicat
ed there Is small likelihood of a
change in belt road project.
.Members of the committee from the
Chamber of Commerce and tho secre
tary of the Chamber appeared before
the supervisors and presented the pro
posal made at the Thursday meeting
or the Chamber. V. L. Stevenson
spoke first and later In tho meeting
Prank Sommorreld. The secretary
gave the wording of the motion under
which a committee was appointed
and a digest of what had been said
in support of the motion.
Supervisor Fleming said that if
those who now advocate the Kahlki
nui route are right "there must have
been a lot of fools a few years ago
when tho Kailua route was decided
upon." He stiessed the point that 10
or a dozen bridges have been put in
through loan fund monies between
Kailua and Keanae. That expenditure,
he says, will reduce the further cost
for tho completion of the road.
Fleming and other members of the
board also spoke of tho Kahikinui
route Traversing a dry country which
would not be made more valuable by
opening up. Some members also
called attention to the fact that even
if tho Kahikinui route should be tak
en it would still be necessary to put
a paved road through to Kailua as
all that country may be expected to
be set to pines within a very few
years if passable roads be furnished.
The County Engineer said it would
take' several months to enable him to
give definite figures as to the cost of
a road on the South side of the moun
tain as lie would have to figure costs
or bridges and grading while he cou'd
give figures from former estimates as
to tho Kailua-Keanao route. Some
six months had been spent on the
work when sucli figures were com
piled. . -
Wood Stays Governor
Of The Philippines
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Following
a rumor yesterday to the effect that
Governor-General Leonard Wood of
the Philippines would remain at that
post, the war department hero an.
nounced today that Wood had resign
ed the provostslilp or the University
of Pennsylvania in order "to comply
with tho expressed wishes of the ad
ministration." He will remain Governor-General
of the Philippines.
Secretary Weeks made public the
contents of two telegrams from Gen
oral Wood. The first, to tho war de
partment, said in part: "The situa
tion horo must take precedence over
all personal and university inter
ests." The other, to the University
of Pennsylvania trustees said Wood
was "tendering Ills resignation with
a feeling of very real regret."
HONOLULU, Dec. 9 L. L. "Link"
McCandless yesterday donated a half
ion of pigs to tho Democratic luau to
bo held this. aft omoon on Pier 10 in
honor of tho victory of William Jarrett
to the office of dologato. The dona
tion makes it possible to admit all
persons to the feast that desire to at
tend Instead of tho 7000 special guests
who had been Invited by card.
, -a-
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 9 Tho at
torney-general hero, today rendered a
I decision which it is said will affect
1 thousands of aliens In this state. The
I opinion declares that aliens owning
i land must report such ownership to
! their county court before January,
( 1923, or be liable for forfeiture of
! their lands.
' Exceptions were made in certain

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