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fr l M Evening Bulletin From San Franclico: Slerru, Manchuria., December U For San Francisco: Sierra Dec. H From Vancouver; Manuka December 9 For Vancouver: Mnnukn January 20 Merchants who talk about honest goods In an honest, interesting way, in the advertising columns of the BULLETIN, seldom have slack times. 2:30 EDITION Xmas ads create Xmas wants that Xmas stocks can fill ESTABLISHED 1882. NO. 4704. 12 PAGES. HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, ffHURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1010. 12 PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS. ATTACK ON McCROSSON BILL IS4 c .. frv ft P.: t :. W A t gK " o it READY TO McCrosson Bill Is Under Fire Hilo Citizens Hold Public Meet ing and Pass Resolution Of Protest IIII.O, Deo. 8. Itllo citizens held a public meeting today to consider tbc proposed amendment tu tbe Organic Act known ns tho M-Crosson bill. Governor Freur wan present at tho meeting, nt which, arter a thor- , (nigh discussion, n resolution was packed protesting agaliiKt the presen tation before Congress of the McCrosson amendment to tho Organic Act previous tu Its submission to the Torrllurlal Legislature. Tho "McCroRson bill" Is the bill by which John T. McCrosson and his business associates will secure tho right to construct tho great Knit Irrigation ditch on Hawaii, an irrigation scheme Involving 13,000,000. Mr. McCrosson left several weeks ago for Washington, D. C, where the bill will be presented In the form of an amendment to tho Organic Act. Attorney Krank B. Thompson o.f Honolulu left yesterday for the Coast on the Wllhelmlna nml will probably go to Washington In the Interests of tho bill nlBo. WHAT THE McCROSSON Tho full text of the "McCrosson hill" Is as follows: kIltf-te(lrtea1)V, thlrsohrilT hnil Houso of Representatives of tho Uni ted States of America in Congress Assembled, That section seventy threo of nn Act entitled An Art to provldo n government for the Ter ritory of Hawaii, approved April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, and May twenty-seventh, nine teen hundred and ten. Is hereby nmended by adding thereto the fol lowing: Pfty-Year Lease. "The commissioner, with the np- proval of the Governor, may lease for not oxceedlng fifty ears to any Ir rlgatlon company organized for the purpose of developing, storing, con vcylng and distributing water for Ir rigation purposes, any or all such public lands as are capable of being economically Irrigated from the wa terways of sirh company. Any lands so leased mny, with tho consent of tho commissioner and approval of tho Governor, be subleased subject to the provisions hereof to any Individ. Natano, a Japanese, met his for mer mistress last evening and, draw ing a rovolver, fired a shot that took effect In the mouth of the woman. She wus token to tho Queen's Hos pital In a serious condition. Chief of Dotoctlves McDufllo hud tho man on tho grill thiough tho earlier part of (ho afternoon. Ho learned that tho woman, named Tasu, had lived with tbe man for four years and had left his establishment to take up n resldenco with a llval. It is Bald that this movo angered Vnimwi nml caused tho shooting. A charge of assault with a weapon to commit murder will doubtless oe lodged agaliiBt the Japanese follow ing the Investigation of tho caso by llin ilntnvtlves. Tim woman claims to be forty- three years of age. Nntano insists that sho has been leading an immoral urn The thirty-two-callbor gun Is now in tlio nnafOFslon of the police. ?sa tnnn In In custody. He denied that he had purchased tho weapon for the purposo of committing tho deed now chnrged ogalnst him. ii The man who thinks tho world Is his is the man the old world can spar und never wink, Wo feel sorry for the woman who is unable to make good lit u tulkfest. When wo want a thing to happen we nro apt to think It v. Ill happen. BILL REALLY IS. ual or corporation using or desiring u use" watjerfronvthn wntorwoyR of such company. Any such lense niay bo made subject to any unexpired lease of any or all such lands, and shall contain appropriate provisions to secure the construction and main tenance of tho necessary works for supplying such lands with water. and the reversion of such works to the Territory upon tho determination1 of the lease, and such other provi sions aB may bo deemed no-essary or proper by the commissioner and tho Governor for tho benefit of siidi lnnds nnd their occupants and for the public Interest. I Withdrawing Lands. "Any or all of the lauds so leased may at any time during the term of tho lease be withdrawn for pub lic purposes, or homesteaded or sold for other purposes under the laws relating to pubic lands in Hawaii, in which case the rent reserved shall bo reduced In proportion to tho value of tho land so withdrawn, home steaded or sold: provided that no 1 ffnntltinpt nn Vao H JAPANESE FORM A SOCIAL CLUB Prominent Business Men Are Among-Those Who Pro mote Organization. Actuated by the spirit of boclal relutionBhtp, and believing In ce menting It moro cftocitually among themBclvesa imminent local Japanese, have formed an organisation which1 Is culled the Japanese Club. The now club, through Us promoters, has leased from Frank Damon the prem ises funnel ly occupied by Mills In stitute, on Chaplain lane, Of!lcerH to he named In the near future will improve the property, with n view to making It look moro presentable. Tho lease, which Is signed by Messrs. S. Shoha, Murii- l.ittil Alli'iilA ii If 1 1 m 1 1 rn iin.1 ntlinra ' " ,...., u. .....-, on behalf of tho club, Is to run for tlvo years, at n monthly rental of $100. During the first three years, however, the i out, according to tho terms of tho lease, will be $80 per mouth. At noon today n housowarmlng lunch was given at the club by tho; promote! s, Jupaneso Eloo Conuil Mori was among thoso present. It Is expected that tho members, of the club will incluilo tho clerics of the Japanese cousiilato-goneral of the Yokohama Spo"lo Hank nnd oth er prominent members of tho Japan ei,o community. Those present at tho lunch today (Continued on Page 4.) SUE FOSS FIGHTING LODGE it GOVERNOR-ELECT BUSY He Calls Veteran Senator Tool of "Trusts" PROVINCKTOWN, Mass., Dec, 8. Governor-elect E. N. Fobs Is car rying on a vigorous fight against the reelection of Senator Henry Cabot Uidge, whom he calls a "tool of the trusts" and denounces as being one of the conspirators who forced tho Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill on thecoun try. Foss announced early In the controversy that ho would personally take the stump against lxdge unless the latter should withdraw from the contest for reolecton. This todgo refused to do. Although Fobs Is a Democrat, ho will have considerable Influence with the Republican Legis lature. CHINA WILL GET (Amwhilnl Prraj Cable.) PEKING, China, Dec. 8. It was stated today that the throne will igrnnt a constitutional cabinet for China, beginning on tho Chinese New Year, The announcement I the re sult of tbe growing strength of the party which is culling for n more lib eral nnd representative form of gov ernment. SIMPLE FUNERAL FOR MRS. MARY B. EDDY (Amnclatut IM-pm Cable.) 110STON, Mass., Dec. 8. Mrs. Mary llal.er Eddy, founder'of Chris tian Scleire, was burled here today. Tho funeral Bervlies were simple and were held at the home, the body be ing Interred later In a vault at Mount Auburn cemetery. BALLINGER REPORTS TO BE ACTED ON LATER (AsKorlatcd TriM Cubic.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8. No nctlon will be taken on the two reports of the commltteo Investlgat. Ing Secretary Halllngor's administra tion of the Interior department until after tho holidays. STEAMER COLLISION MAY COST MANY LIVES (Aswrliitnl l'iv Cable.) YARMOUTH, Kng., Dec. 8. Tho Btenmer Hlackburn today crashed Into the 6teamor Rook nnd the for mer sunk. Two boats and thirty two people who took to them are missing. CHOLERA BREAKS OUT IN CITY OF FUNCHAL rUNCHAU Madeira, Dec. 8. A bad cholera epidemic has broken out here, nnd the authorities nro work ing night and day to check It. SUGAR SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7. Heels: 88 analysis, 9s. 0 1-2(1.; parity, 3.89c. Previous quotation, 9b. The Rapid Transit Company an nounced today that hoglnnlng tomor row nnd continuing until tho com pletion of tho construction of tho ilou bio track on King street nnd lit I.I llha street, (ho through car eervlco on tho I.lllhn-Hotel street lino will bo discontinued, i ' IHw "For Rent" cards on sale at tho Bulletin of.ica. FOR STAGE (Aorlntrd I'rms CnMo.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8. In view of the unrest In Honduras and tho chnnces for another revolution within a very Bhort time, the pro tected cruiser Tacoma has been or dered to Cortez to protect American interests and Americans resident there. An outbreak Is expected at any time. REFINED ADVANCES 20 CENTS HUNDRED (Amoclntwl Press Cabl'.) NEW YORK. Dec. 8.- Houned sug ar advanced twenty cents a hundred today. 100,000 CLUB GROWING FAST Secretary Swamped With Ap plications for Membership Already. Honolulu's Hundred Thousand Club bus started off with such a big rush that Secretary C A. Stanton has al reudy been swamped with applica tions for membership. Not only has almost every man he hns mentioned the subject to responded immediately with a subscription, but voluntary ones are coming In all the time. Already tho club has grown so fast that it will have to employ un assist ant aecretury to help Mr. Stanton, be says. This secretary will be named In n fow days and to him will bo as signed the direction of the house-to house campaign for members that will be carried on until the club Is well established, Tho sorlos of membership contests starts next January 1, Mr. Stanton stated yesterday that thoro will, be plenty of competitors for nil of the prizes. Tho prize for tbe winner of tho annual contest ,1s' a trip to the San Francisco exposition In I91K, and I the Boml-nnniial prize is u trip to the volcano, iioiii series oi prires win be conducted for tbe next four years. Memberships ate payable four years I umy in nuiiiiivu. There's no tioublo ut all In getting members, says Secretary Stanton, Evorybody wants to Join and to bo ) come Identified -with the movement , for u bigger und better city. Ah soon us the club Is well organized, It will bo In u position to take up matters of public Inteiest. For tho present Us activities have been con lined to get ting sturted. SET FOR PERENNIAL SCRAP FEDERAL IS ELECTIONS (ARMtclttteri PrrM ''able.) LONDON, Dec. 8. Tho govern ment forces, seem to be steadily gain lug In the general elections being held all over the country, though the opposition Is winning many seats. To date, tho government has 209 seats won and tbe Opposition 189 for the House of Commons. PROMOTIONS WILL DISCUSS Threatened Disruption to Come Before Committee This Afternoon. I'ubllc Interest over the newa that the Hawaiian band Is facing dissolu tion will probably force Home kind of action from the Hoard of BuporviBors to preserve the famous musical or ganization. (There does not seem to bo a dissenting opinion on tho propo sition that the bund sliould bo kept up, and that if tho members need more pay, they should get It. Tho matter will be brought up by tho Hawaii Promotion Committee this afternoon. ICvery member of tho committee ns well ns Secretary Wood believes that tho band Is a big und Indispensable feature In Honolulu life, und that It deserves more considera tion than it Is getting from the Hoard of Supervisors. One of the Influen tial members of the committee this morning pointed out that on ordinary policeman, regardless of Ills qualifi cations, gets more pay thnn n musi cian who has devoted years to the study bf his instrument The Promotion Committee Is ex pected to make some kind of recom mendation in the matter this after noon. Tho committee can only give its moral support, but Its action will undoubtedly be taken ns nn expres sion of tho sentiment of progressive Honolulu. Since the news was published In the II u 1 1 e 1 1 n that eight members of the band had quite because their pay was Inadequate and they were offered more by local theaters, fur ther losses aro threatened. It Is said that a new vaudeville house that Is soon to open up is desirous of get ting nn orchestra, nnd as the band men already feel that they are get ting little return for long and faith ful service, soma of them mayMeavo to nccept other employment. IS ON FILE There nro now two election con tests pending beforo tho Supremo Court of tho Territory, As stated In Ilia nullotln yesterday, Attorney Georgu Davis filed a second contest petition lato yesterday afternoon and tho document Is rcturnabto In tho Su premo Court 10 o'clock Monday morn ing. Tho iKstltlau is drawn In a manner to cover tho defects that wcro found by tho Supremo Court wllh tho first petition and, according to Davis, it will bo received with favor by tho Supreme Court. Although tho second contest practically covers the saino facts enumerated in tho first, it is signed by other votors and Is accord ingly a separata caso. Tho second petition for n rehearl? on tho first contest, to which tho do niurier was sustained by tho Supreme Court, Is also pending. m i i Weekly 1) u 1 1 e 1 1 n II per jfiir. Legal Battle On Condemnation i Fort St. Property Owners Retain Counsel To Fight Case In Courts The entire strip of Fort itiect land Involved In the condemnation pro ceedings, ready to be itntlluted by I'nltvd States Dl&trlct Attorney R. W, Hrcckons, Is held by but two es tates. -The two estates that will have to defend the Federal valua tion of their property are tho Aus tin and Cummins Interests, owners of every foot of the land. I The leaseholders for long terms of years are numerous however, nnd are nearly as much interested in the outcome of the proceedings ns nro the fce-Hlmple-holdcrs of tho land upon which business blocks hne been erected. I Thnt n determined effort wlll;he. made against the condemnation (if the land nnd buildings for' the sum of SaTiO.onn. nil the money which Congress has made available for the purpose. Is evidenced by tho fact' that those whoso Interests are af footed hnvo retained tho firm of ThompBon. demons & Wilder to wnge their Initio In the ourts nnd ronrlder the methods of legal strat egy that will be used to prevent the United States from securing tho Fort COMMISSIONER Mill; OFF TO INVESTIGATE LIFE ON GREAT SUGAR PLANTATIONS Commissioner-General Keefe, of the Uurenu of Immigration, toduy bo gun a close-to-the-soll study of labor conditions on tho great sugar planta tions of Hawaii. Accompanied by Mrs. Keefe and Raymond C. Hrown, of the local Immigration station, he left Honolulu for Yv'nlalua and will spend two or three days, according to present plans, on the big planta tions along tho lino of tho Oahu rail road. The Commlssloner-Genorul's eagle eye will be focused on ull sorts of men and conditions of things during this trip. He will inqulro carefully Into the conditions of Japaneso, Chin ese, Filipinos, Portuguese, Porto me ans, Russluns nnd any other nation alities that may bo employed on tho plantations. He will look Into their modo of llvl-g, tho accommodations afforded them by tho planters, their U. S. S. BUFFALOiGRANDJURY The transport Huufflo, after start ing at daybreak this morning for San Francisco, turned back to port and arrived this afternoon. After get ting well on its voyage, It is report ed that a stowaway wub discovered and this caused the sudden return. The veinol had mainland mall, DEMOCRATS ADDRESS HABR0RS CONGRESS (Hlxelul llullotln Cable.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Doc. 8. . Cliamn Clark and Governor Harmon.' both leading Democrats, today made slderntlon of tho Jury next Monday speech nt the rivers and harbors and ut that time Indictments aro prac congrebs now In session. Roth speak- tlcally certain of being returned, era strongly endorsed the movement. The time of the Grand Jury this I morning wns occupied in the cousld- Weekly II u 1 1 e 1 1 n It per jcur.erutlon of a number of minor cases, S.TE street property ior the sum of $3S0, 000. The papers In tho condemnation suit will be ready for filing not later Hum the middle of next week, and tho valuation of tho Fort street property will then come before a Jury In tho United States District Court for determination. The holders of tho leases will tako as active u part In tho court proceed ings as will the two estates that own the Innd. The leaseholders Include I-:. O. Hall & Son, the Hawaiian TriiBt Co., Offlco Specialty Co. nnd Ciutlo & Cooke, the latter firm hav ing only recently finished their now .quarters in the Curnmln block. The fight will be waged to pro vent the valuation of the property by n Jury nt. $350,000 or less, If successful, it will mean the Indefl-, nlte postponement of tho plan to en large the Mahuka slto to an entire block, It being considered unlikely that Congress will appropriate an In creased amount for the purpose should a Jury find thnt the property was worth more than the $3110,000, now available In the Treasury. treatment by managers, lunas, ns-J- sisiani uinas und near-luniis, and In general will make a detailed study ' of life on the sugar plantation. " It Is Mr. Keefo's Intention to mako $ n inorougu investigation or labor an well ns Immigration In Hawaii. He finished bis personally-conducted tour of "Uttlo Russia" In quick order, af ter bearing several complaints from Immigrants who hud grievances. ,j Men familiar with local labor con ditions and who hne been workng to solve the many troublesome prob lems thut Hawaii has to handle, ex- . pressed the hope today thnt the Commissioner-General will tako Into nc count not only the complaints of dis satisfied Russians, many of whom are unfortunate or dissipated, but also tho statements of tho satisfied ones who have found good employment und huvo already begun to be bomc-bulld-ors and citizens. Action on the McQuaid-Drivcr Case Is Postponed to Monday. Contrary to oxpcctultons, the Ter ritorial lrand Jury, which 'was In snssl'n this morning, did not reach the consideration of the case of Mc Qiwid and Driver, who nro expected to be Indicted for their participation In the Fort-street shooting affray. The caso will como before the con- 1 M j&J? - it. .-.kt ilB& &,. ' .." f"