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ESTABLISHED JULY 2, 1856.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XLEC NO. 8237.
FOB ADVANCEMENT OF
OTCE TO COME HERE
Honolulu Gets the Honor It Has Been Working
for and Will Be the Mecca of American
Scientists Next Year.
News that the American Association for the Advancement of Science would
liold it3 next convention in Honolulu was received by cable yesterday by Presi
dent A. F. Griffiths, of Oahu College, the message being signed by William
Alanson Bryan. The convention will therefore be held in this city during the
summer of 1910. Mr. Bryan's message was dated at Baltimore, and read as
"Association unanimously reaffirms decision convention Honolulu, 1910.
Jordan, president; Brigham, fellow."
The message means that President David Starr Jordan of Stanford Uni
veaity has been chosen as the head of the asrociation and that Dr. Brigham
f the Bishop Museum, this city, has been elected a fellow.
When the opportunity was known to be in hand for getting the next con
tention of the association in Honolulu, a meeting was held at the office of
Acting Governor Mott-Smith, and a committee appointed by Mr. Mott-Smith,
Including Governor Frear, President A. F. Griffiths of Oahu College, and A. F.
Judd. The business of presenting Honolulu's claims as a proper place to hold
the next convention was entrusted to this committee. In this work they were
greatly assisted by Mr. Bryan, the originator of the idea, and D. L. Van Dine
of the United States Experiment Station. A pamphlet on the association and
-what Honolulu offers was prepared and distributed far and wide by the Pro
The committee will get together in a day or two to try to work out some
preliminary plan. The committee will call a meeting of the same persons who
met in Mr. Mott-Smith' s office before the committee was selected, to perfect
tic organisation. Subcommittees on transportation, entertainment, halls and
' programs will be appointed.
President Jordan is a friend of Hawaii, and his elevation to the presidency
has no doubt been of great assistance to those who favored this as the next con
vention city. The association has a membership of five thousand, composed
mostly of scientists and professors of colleges. Included in the membership are
some of the most eminent scientists of the day.
The local committee will take up the matter more closely with the Pro
motion Committee, and will advertise the convention.
ARE TO BE
Volcano Dust Hazing
the Sky Is From
For the first time since the phenom
ena were first noted in 18S3, volcanic
sun rings were vis'ible on Thursday,
being seen by the one who first dis
coverd and identified tbern after the
tremendous volcanie eruption of Kra
katfla. Dr. Sereno Bishop, in whose hon
or the theory of the cause of the
phenomena is known to the scientific
world as the Bishop theory and the sun
Tings, which form a part of the phe
nomena, known as Bishop rings. Dr.
Bihop stated yesterday that the phe
nomena observed by him on Thurs
day, and prwbably observed elsewhere
throughout the world by other scien
tists, prove the correctness of his theory.
The sun rings and the brilliant sun
rises and sunsets of the past few days
are due to the great volcanic disturb
ances of Monday last in the south ot
Italy and Sicily, following which the
awful death list marks it as one of the
greatest disasters in the history of the
"I have nearly lived my day," said
the veteran scientist yesterday. "I am
fast nearing the end, but I am thank
ful that I have lived to see again the
Bishop rings. I am not thankful for
the cause of them, that terrible disas
ter of which the cables from Sicily are
telling, but T regard it as wonderful
that I have been stotpJ ftr t-nrarttr.a-cra
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years to gee again the wonderful sun
effects, the hazv skies and the rinc
' W the sun, just as I saw them after .
t- . , U a 1 '
e great Krakatoa disaster in ?S3. The
appearance of our sky now and the
wonderful sunset3 we are having are
traceable to the Sicilian seismic dis
turbances. There were no such mani
festations following the San Francisco
and Valparaiso earthquakes, you will
remember, and that was because those
disturbances were not accompanied by
"The sun ring, or the Bishop ring
as it is now scientifically termed, was
particularly clear yesterday morning.
It encircled the sun in much the same
manner as the ordinary rings encircle
the moon, apparently about the same
size. The ring was plain and showed
the prismatic colors faintly, with a
bright red inner ring.
"My theory for this phenomenon Is
that the volcanic disturbances
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MARINES MAY ENCAMP ON
is stated on unofficial authority
a eamp for marines will shortly
on the army reservation on
Punchbowl, probably on the flat on the
Makiki side of the dead crater. The
marines who will shortly be on thmr
way to Honolulu on the cruiser Buffalo
will go to Pearl Harbor, the matter
of preparing a camp for them on that
reservation being already under way,
and whether it will be a portion of
that force who will occupy the Punch
bowl eamp or another force to arrived
later is not known. In connection with
the reported Punchbowl eamp it will
be noted that if the report be confirm
ed and the marines located there there
will be men on every one of the varieus
reservations Army and Naval in and
Owing to the fact that the work at
Leilehua has no promise of perma
nency, the effort to procure carpenters
and other skilled workmen by adver
tisement has not met with success.
Short jobs are not being sought for by
workmen who are at present employ
ed. Should the work require a lonff
period, plenty of carpenters would be
glad to avail themselves of the oppor-
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tnmty to have tW Bames Plaeed on
UnT?? Sa p?yrfv " K
It is not likely that work on the bar-
rack3 for the garrisons of the artillery
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NEW Y EAR RECEPTIONS AT
BERLIN AND WASHINGTON
BERLIN, January 2. At his reception yesterday the Kaiser received the
American, British, Japanese and Turkish ambassadors.
WASHINGTON, January 2. At his New Year reception yesterday the
President exchanged greetings with six thousand people.
IS. II GAVE
Pinkerton Story Impossible
Protection Money Hawked
A sensational story was published in
the Star yesterday to the effect that
the Washington authorities had sent to
Hawaii, in company with Special
Agent Harr, a Pinkerton detective. The
detective, according to the story, was
to look into the history of the ones in
stigating the Breckon's investigation,
while Harr was to investigate Breek
ons. The Star located the Pinkerton
in their story and all but published an
interview with him.
The" only fault that may be found
with this journalistic achievement is
that it could not possibly be so. There
is an act of Congress, passed a few
years ago and still ia force, which pro
hibits any Federal department from
employing a Pinkerton or any other
private detective. It may be possible
posts at Waikiki will begin until after
the two great gun-stations are well
along toward completion. At present
some of the land desired by the War
Department has not been acquired
through condemnation proceedings and
the proposed barracks may have to be
built on it. Thus far no provision has
been made for barracks for the men
who will man the mortar batteries at
Diamond Head. Barracks, in time,
will have to be erected for coast ar
tillerymen at Diamond Head, at Wai
kiki and at Pearl Harbor. Each gun
battery will require the services of a
large number of artillerymen. There
is some possibility of a eentral artil
lery camp being established at Wai
kiki on the swamp ground, near the
present Engineer camp, from which
companies will be detached to man the
Diamond Heid and Waikiki guns,
changing at stated intervals.
The piles sunk at old Waikiki to
test the foundations for the gun-stations,
are sinking at the rate of about
an inch per day. The piles have been
driven to a depth of seventy feet and
are weighed down by twenty tons of
sand on top of each pile. The unlooked-for
discoveries below the surface
will increase the cost very materially.
At first it was thought a" coral ledge
was about nve feet below the surface.
Prills went trough this ledge, disclos
ing wain, inen tne amis were se.ni
down to a depth of thirty feet. Twelve
feet lower there was no bottom, and
new methods for testing had to be
adopted, finally resulting in the use of
the pile tests.
'LA CALA," PALERMO (THE OLD HARBOR), PARTIALLY RUINED BY
THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE.
that a Secret Service man is in Hawaii
or has been here, and it is equally pos
sible that there may have been investi
gations which have resulted in securing
a s':f, .'n th present expose of the
Tweive Dollar Club, but there never
was, and never could be, while the act
of Congress prohibiting it remains in
force, any Pinkerton'man here for any
Federal government work.
As a matter of fact, the present ex
pose was made more or less by acci
dent, Mrs. Isoi 'herself relating the
facts as to the collection of money
with which to secure the services of
those supposed to be able to erert an
influence over the police. The amount
at first collected, prior to the arrival
of the Atlantic fleet, was a thousand
dollars. This was hawked around town
and offered to several lawyers. Among
those to whom it was offered by Isoi
was W. A. Kinney and Judge Edings,
the services asked from each of them
being that they "see" Sheriff laukea
and induce him to pull off his police.
Both these lawyers refused to have
anything to do with the matter. What
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MAYOR m 00 SHE
Mayor-elect Fern has not as yet talk
ed over the personnel of the Board of
Supervisor committees with the Demo
cratic County Committee, according to
a statement made yesterday by Senator
McCarthy, chairman of the committee.
As it is unlikely that the Mayor will
make any announcement of his choice
until after he has taken the County
committeemen into hi-s confidence and
considered any suggestions they may
have to make, there will probably be
no announcements of committees until
Monday, possibly not until the new
There is a considerable curiosity as
to what Mr. Fern will do in this choos
ing of standing committees and their
Chairmen. It is rumored that the chair
manship of the committee on roads and
bridges, the committee on police and
one other important committee will go
where they will do the Mayor most
good and secure him the most support.
It is said that Chairman Hustace man
aged to beat out Cox for the presiding
chair in the present board through the
way he agreed to fill the committee
chairmanships and that Fern is quite
willing to follow the example,
.event the Democratic member of the
board will have to forego any important
chairmanstiixj for the sake of letting
his chief hand out the best sits for
the support he can gather thereby. The
names of the chairmen chosen or who
will probably be chosen, should there
be a chance to do some dickering, are
not those of Quina and Logan.
PALACES FOR HOSPITALS.
ROME, January 2. The'Royal palaces at Rome and Caseti have
been turned into hospitals.
QUAKE AT ALGIERS.
ALGIERS, January 2. An earthquake occurred here yesterday.
SUBMARINE VOLCANO , QFF GEORGIA COAST.
NORFOLK, Virginia, January s. Officers of two, steamers re
port submarine volcanic action two hundred miles off the coast of
Georgia, with a wide area of boiling water.
' AFTERNOON SERVICE.
NAPLES, January 1. Reports received here axe to the effect that still
another great tidal wave, to add horror x the fearful earthquake and tidal
wave of Moriday last, has swept the Strait of Messina. - f
' REFUGEE SHIPS OVEKDUE.
Two ships full-loaded with survivors, most of whom are wounded, which
should have reached here before this, have not yet shown up. They are long
overdue, and it is feared that they have been swamped and all aboard lost ia
the latest tidal wave following the recent convulsions.
UPABI ISLANDS SAFE. V
HOME, January 1. Information coming to this city this morning announces
the heretofore unknown fact that the Lip art Islands were not immune from the
tremendous quakes of Monday. These islands were severly shaken, but there
is as yet no report of any deaths having occurred there. ' ,
ONE CITY'S ENOSMOUS FATALITY.
It is now definitely ascertained that deaths from the earthquake in tha
city of Eeggio alone will total twenty thousand. The wreck of surrounding
villages adds seven thousand more deaths to the roll.
BURNING THE BODIES.
The ruins of cities and towns and villages, where deaths have numbered
into the thousands, are being covered with quicklime for the purpose of de
stroying corpses and allaying the stench and the danger of pestilence. So
wholesale is the work of deata that those endeavoring to dispose of the remains
can not cope with the situation and quicklime is being resorted to for sanitary
reasons. EMIGRANT BOATS WITH SURVIVORS.
Emigrant steamships are being used to transport the survivors of the earth
quake to ports where they may receive the attention of nurses and surgeons.
AMERICAN FAMILY WIPED OUT.
Former American Vice Consul Pierce, at Messina, together with his family,
perished in the ruins of the city.
FORTY-ONE CAPITAL SENTENCES
YEKATERENOSLAV, January 2. The Military Court has pronounced
forty-one death sentences, mostly against railroad strikers, who committed of
fences against public order in 1905.
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A NEW YEAR BATTLE
WARSAW, January 2. Four men were killed yesterday in a fight between
Socialists and Nationalists.
THREE PROHIBITION STATES
ATLANTA, Georgia, January 2 Prohibition
in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama,
GIVING IN TURN.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 1. The citizens of San Francisco have con
tributed $76,720 for the fund to be sent to the Italians who are destitute as the
result of the earthquake.
ANDERSON FOR CHIEF.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 1. Captain Anderson, one of the veterans of
the local police force, has been appointed to the important post of chief of
1 detectives under the new police regime
AGAIN IN OFFICE.
ALBANY, New York, January 1. The inaugural ceremonies of Governor
Hughes' second administration took place here today.
GENEROUS NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, January 1. The fund raised in this city for the relief of the
sufferers in Southern Italy and Sicily has reached half a million dollars already.
Shocks and Rains Con
. quake at -Algiers.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
MESSINA, January a. Prcfes
sor Ricco, Director of the Aetnan
Observatory, estimates that the
dead will exceed two hundred
Earthquake shocks and cold
I rams are continuing. An efficient
distribution of food has been or
ganized, Catania is one vast hos-
went into effect yesterday
in this city.
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