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ESTABLISHED JULY f, 185i.
? VOL. LII., NO. 8858. HONOLULU. HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 1481 I I Hi 1$ uai-,a 1 th 407 Li T!i FinJ ontb" 11 1 I fi n FOR OFFICE SEER Republican County Committee Upholding Principle of Efficiency. Is THE POLITICAL POT BOILING Party Loyalty to Rank Second as Recommendation for Appointment. Efficiency Erst, party loyalty second, are to be the standard for office hold ing under t"he new board of supervisors : whieh will assume office next Tuesday, i This was the conclusion reached at a ! meeting of the Republican county com- j mittee held last night at headquarters ; at which were present some of the ! supervisors-elect. The meeting was one ' of the largest so far attended since the election and deep interest was ', manifested in the new policy decided upon by the committee. j A large list of names was placed ; before the meeting, eaehne represent- j ing an applicant for a position under j the new city administration. The list , is a bulky one and requests are therein named for positions ranging from clerk- : ships down to mere road jobs. j New Suggestion. J B. von Damm offered a long sugges- , tion relative to the method of estab- ' lishing a it endorsement list to be sub-: nutted to the board. of supervisors. He ' suggested an "a" and "b" schedule,' the first letter representing efficiency, i and the second letter, party loyalty, j The suggestion was debated for about j an hour. It was torn to pieces, knock- ! ed and bandied about and finally tin j pieces were put together ana tue sug- .gestion was adopted almost as the mov- , er had outlined it. I i During the discussion there was a j manifest des.re to rid the committee i of the burden of having to provide offices for mere job chasers, hangers on and other undesirables, whom the com mittee well knew would bring little or bo efficiency into any office to which they might be appointed. Double Pruning. It was decided, finally, that the com- j mittee should go over the list, cut it down about filtv per cent., rearrange the remainder and then recommend them to the supervisors for a pruning. The supervisors will do pruning on their own hook and pass the remains) bae;c to the committee which will then remodel a final list of recommendations, and will name their preferences in one, two, three order. The supervisors are expected to act on these reeommenda- tions, and, where possible, to take the j first choice for appointment. j There is some likelihood that a list ! vcill be made up to inelude almost every ; appointive office under the city admin- istration, whether the mayor or the j board apjuduts. There is some prott- j ability that the committee may name ' its own choice for road supervisor for j Honolulu and the persons who hold ot- fice under that official. While the ! mayor has the power to appoint many ' of the officials, th'f board ratifying, j there m :i disposition among some of ! the Republicans to name all officials.. It is understod that Mayor Fern, at the meeting of the Democratic county! committee on Tuesday night, said he j would abide bv whatever decision the j Democrats arrive at for nominees for! offices, irrespective of what the super- j visors might do. and thev could go to ! law about it. There is a feding among the Repub licans that the court may be called Upon again to decide knotty questions regard ing appointments. Less than a Tfeek remains for the old board to go out of office, and in that time the job-chasei-V pot w i 1 be kept soiling. The board of supervisors will hold a meeripg t .lav-, when most of their final wor', will be wound up. All bills are suppo-od to be in by today or to morrow, so that the present board, when it !i.wt at eleven-thirty next Tiie;;Pr,- ';now ril out where it Stand !i i.-.u i i v, ami just how much it will he aide to turn over to the incoming h.rird. REFUSE SETTLEMENT. "vTASITf NGTON, Decerning 2. In ; View of neiV evidence, the government j is iike.'v to refuse the American Sugar; Refining Company -'s offer of $71)0.001) in j settlement of the suits now pending! against the company. It is felt that j to aero-.f settlement mi I'll t be a ! drawback in prosecuting fraud. ASSAULT CONSUL. TOKiO. December 2s. It is reported j here that the Japanese and Chinese; lave assaulted the American vice-con-. Bnl, Williamson, at Pain v. The Japa - Bese government has taken steps to in- estigate the affair. NEW Timninnn t n iniuin mum IUHnUa inuudHivu ium OF HOCK A DAY Oahu Railroad Will Quarry and Deliver Immense Amount to Dock Basin. One thousand tons of quarried rock a day is the contract which the Oahu Railroad and Land Company has under taken to deliver alongside' the Pearl Harbor drydock basin. For six days in each week, continuing for iiiiio months, the railroad company will lie busy delivering a thousand tons of rock each day. The contract is a big one and will keep a large force of men employed in merely looking after the routing of the cars and dumping the rock, as well as loading it in. In round numbers, the company will deliverv about 2o0,0'.'0 tons of rock dur ing the entire period of the contract. The quarry is located in the canyon j through which the railroad company's line ruus from Waipahu to Wahiawa. Equipment Secured. An entire quarry equipment has been brought here from the Coast and has been installed. There is much work to le done there vet, but in a few weeks the quarry will be put to work and j will l.e kept running full blast in order! to turn out the immense quantity of j material required. j Earlv in t be coming vear the Pearl j Harbor drydock contracting company will lie ready to commence laying the false cribwork of timbers in the exca vated basin. The cribwork will be laid in sections, each of these being bulk headed so that the water can be pumped out and that section attended to. Sec ion by section the falsework timbers I will be lowered and pumped out, and j work can be carried on at separate stages in each. Digging Nearly Completed. The dredger is about through with its work of digging the basin to a depth j (if over fifty feet, and as soon as the cribwork is in the contractors will pro- j eeed to fill it up partially again, but j this time it will be with mixed ma-i terial, to be handled by experts, so that the work when completed will be pro nounced almost perfect by the navy de partment engineers. In the neighborhood of 200,000 bar rels of cement will be required for this concreting of the drydock. The railroad company expects to be- bout thfi rst of Februa-rv. QS0RI0 HAD LONG TALK WITH KEEFE IIILO. December 20. .1. A. M. Osorio, one of the leading Hawaii Island I'or tuguese, gave a lot of information to Immigration Agent Keefe, when he was here, regarding situations and eondi- tions as thev affected Portuguese on tllis jsau(i wno eaine from Madeira. and a comparison nf conditions there I with the Portuguese islands. To Potu ' guese coming here lie found that an ' acre of land with a house worth $1UU, I was necessary. His opinion is that a 1 home worth foOO. with land an acre in j extent, should be transferred in fee j simple. A lot of details, -options sug i gested, and conditions mentioned, will be elaborated and forwarded by the im migration agent to Washington. Prom the Filipinos it is believed that not nearly as much work can be pro cured as from the Spanish laborers or from Porto liiems who can begin to wrk when fifteen years of age, then doing as much as the Filipinos when twenty years old. Both the Porto L'icans and Spanish earn $i a month.' more than the Filipinos, and can work j much more reiinMv ami itoutiio as muen as the Filipinos. D. L ft CANDIDATE FDD COLLECTOR OE PORT he Hon. 1. L. the Territory, Conkling, treasurer has formally an t nounced his candidacy for the position of collector of the jnt of Honolulu, to succeed K. C. Staekablo, the incumbent, noon the exniratiou of the latter 'si term. .Mr. Conkling has proved himself a capable and honest official in his pres ent position, and his host of friends will wish him good Juck in his desire to capture the position lie seeks, which is mii important one and cue wherein lie can well make another good record. As collector of the port Mr. Conkling would achieve promotion, in a way. Iron; a losponsible territorial position to one of similar honor in the service of the federal government. His record should be a great help to him in his efforts to land the place. It is not known definitely whether Mr. Stackable will be an applicant for reappointment, but it is understood that Mr. Conkling 's candidacy will pushed, whether opposed or not. TURKS WIN BATTLE. be CONSTANTINOPLE. December 23. The Turks have defeated the Bedouins in a pitched battle at El Karak, killing jfonr hundred and fifty and taking six hundred prisoners. The Turks lost I thirty-four fn the fight. STEAMER LOAD OF BLUEFIELDS FREE; United Fruit Company Offers to Send Cargo of Suckers for Hawaii Planters. LANAI QUARANTINE STATION Banana Nursery Might Be Es tablished There to Supply Territory With Plants. The United Fruit Company, to show its earnestness in the matter of estab lishing a banana trade for these Islands, has filed an offer with the local federal experiment station officials and with the board of agriculture and forestry to bring to Hawaii a full steamer load of Bluefield banana suckers, in their own special steamer, the cargo to be distributed free of cost to all who will agree to plant them. The offer is to bring from Central America one hun dred aud twenty thousand banana plants, sufficient to plant four hundred acres and furnish' future suckers for the whole Territory. There is but one obstacle in the way of carrying out this plan, that being the fact that the Central American Bluefields are infested with a plant pest and can not be landed under the regulations of the territorial board of agriculture. To get around this a way has been suggested, which is now under discussion and which will probably be carried Out. This is to have the island of Lanai made a plant quarantine station, havo the cargo of Bluefield suckers landed there direct and planted. While they grow they can be watched. Those that show signs of blight can be destroyed, leaving the healthy plants to develop and form tiie nucleus of a territorial banana nursery, from which suckers for the rest of the group can be obtained. The local backer of the United Fruit Company's scheme have already talked this matter over with officials of the, Lanai company, the latter expressing their perfect willingness to set aside a portion of the lands of Palawai for the cultivation of the plants. This land is said to be suitable for the purpose, while it is as much oui of the way for a quarantine station as necessary. A Big Plan. The more that is learned of the offer of the United Fruit Company and the manner in which it has been received by many in a position to consider it. the bigger are the possibilities for Ha waii seen to be. The company is will ing to enter into agreements with any one who will grow suitable bananas for their grade, offering to pay on de livery at t lie various landings a mini mum of thirty-five cents and a maxi mum of sixty-five cents a bunch for all that can be supplied. The payment will be made by a ship's receipt, ne gotiable at any territorial bank. If it is ;een that the supply here is sufficient, two fast steamers will be put on the run between Hawaiian ports and the ('oast, to make the passage down in six days and return in five Later, if the supply justifies it, other fast steamers will be put on. The presence on the run of vessels on a six and five days run will mean more tourists and more business, in dependent of the big business that will be created through a banana industry twenty times greater than Hawaii now has. Many Ready" to Plant. Since tli1 visit of the representative of the United Fruit Company to Hono lulu and Hilv, a number of corpora tions and individuals have offered to glow bananas on a large scale. It is proposed to plant several hundred acres in Kona and several extensie patches in Puna and the Hilo and Hamakua district's. The Xahiku Rubber Compa ny is also said to have agreed to plant a good many acres, while the Oahu banana fields ytould be considerably en larged if the market for the product was in sight. The main difficulty in the immediate carrying out of any such extensive plantings is the fact that the supply of suckers of the right kind is limited. From this fact comes the offer of the fruit company to supply the suckers direct from Central America. The matter of the importation of these suckers came up -at the meeting of the board of agriculture and for estry vesterdav. BOOTH HAS NEW WORLD PEACE PLAN LONDON, December 1 7. ' 4 What j would I not give for 2.0i)0.00o to help' us will true peace." exclaimed !eneralj Booth, of the Salvation Army, in an in- terview yesterday concerning the lo,-j fMin.iMM'i given by Andrew Carnegie to; the world peace movemviit. ; "I onlv wish. continued enoral Booth, "that Mr. Carnegie would give me the chance before I die.'' General Booth's idea of the use he would make of a great sum of money is the founding of a "University of Hu manity." with centers in London and New York, "whither the lowest and humblest might be brought in thou sands to learn the lesson of forgetful ness of self. ' ' General Booth is about to undergo another operation for an eye trouble from which he has long suffered. PROPOSE UNIT FOB EXPENSES Chairman Republican Committee Writes to Democratic Treasurer. MAY CUT CAMPAIGN FUNDS Possible Agreement Would End Excessive Expenditures in Politics. JOHN EFFINGER. Treasurer Democratic central commit tee, who may join in agreement to limit campaign expenses. The revolutionary political fact that during the recent campaign the con gressional Republican campaign com mittee disbursed only $74,373 for ex penses, while the Democratic committee spent the miniature sum of $27,771 and acl ieved considerable of a victory at th; , according to figures from Wash In, .on. indicate that the days of the dollar as the dominant factor in a straight campaign is waning. During this same campaign it is gen erally understood that both the Demo crats and the Republicans of this Terri tory provided "sinews of war,' in ex cess of. or approximating, the total sums spent by the national committees; the excuse on each side being that the other side was spending so much money that they were forced to do so too. But now comes the aftermath; for John Effinger. treasurer of the Demo cratic central committee, yesterday sent to Alfred Cooper, who was secre tary of the Republican central commit tee during the campaign and is now chairman, a statement of this surprisingly- small disbursement by the na tional committees, thus indirectly crit izing the comparatively great expendi tures here. Straight Reply. Tn reply Mr. Cooper, yesterday, wrote to Mr. Effinger as follows: "Dear Mr. Effinger: I guess the se cret of it is in the expenditures being made by prh-ate individuals instead of through the party organization. See 'Cost of Election' in Doctor Sendder's article, page five this morning's 'Ad vertiser,' which seems to me nearer true conditions. If local Democrats will agree to limit expenses. T feel sure Pepiibliians will do likewise, and I hope some understanding will be reach ed before the next campaign." The last words of Mr. Cooper's letter open t hp doors to a vista of new style politics which would cause a nightmare to almost any old'ime politician a campaign minus the campaign runner, of paid oratory. ,,f hired gatherings, of artificial enthusiasm. of dollarless votes what kiml of a political la an would that be? he would ask himself when he waked to the facts. ( Continued on Page Four.) FATHER OF SHORTHAND I N I NNATI, December 29. Bonn Pitman, known all over this country as the inventor of the Pitman method of short hand, died at his home here. lv'-"2 Columbia avenue, last night, aed eighty-eight years. Mr. Pitman was horn in Trowbridge, England, July 21. '2'1, and canto to this country in 1.3 and founded the Phonographic. Institute in this city, of wlrch he was president up to the time of his death. Though known principal ly for Lis work as a shorthand instruc tor. Mr. Pitma.i was inventor of the electro-process of engraving and well known as an author. BOUNDARY COMMISSION. WASHINGTON. December 2S. Ilayti has agreed to a .-joint boundary commission with Santo Domingo, to set tle the dispute now- in progress. BURIED IN PIT. EL PASO. December 23. An acci dental explosion of dynamite here today buried several workmen in the slag pit of a smelter. v i warn TU WORK WDNDEHS Beach Thompson Wants to Try Out Invention of Poulsen Talk With Coast. According to Beach Thompson, wio is in Honolulu looking over the wire less telegraph field, the apparatus of all other companies will be ready for the scrap pile when the Poulsen Wire less Company gets started properly. "We have a system," remarked Mr. Thompson last night, "that can be tuned properly, and which defies any other system to cut in and receive our messages. A few weeks ago the man ager of the United Wireless Company asked me to let him know when we were sending, as he would try to get some of our messages. When I told him that we had been constantly day and night sending and receiving, he threw up his hands. "We broke all records by sending a message over one thousand miles on land, and the waves had to cross, or go through, the Sierra Nevada Moun tains. We can send three hundred words a minute at present, and only our own receiving apparatus can take the message. Danish Invention. ' ' The Poulsen wireless is the result of years of work .on the part of Ylad mire Poulsen of Copenhagen, and he started on the same lines as Marcoui did years ago. After much research, Poulsen decided that Marconi was on the wrong track, and he worked for a long time on the invention that has now turned out to be the greatest mar- ; vel of the age. I "The waves from the other wireless systems start out big, but dwindle away j just as the ripples created by a stone ! thrown into a pond. The waves from i the Poulsen wireless maintain their j length over the full distance they are sent. That is the difference and the reason that our system is so wonderful, j Wireless to Coast. j " "I am representing eight well-known I men of California, anil two hundred thousand dollars have been paid in by those gentlemen and myself to develop , to wLether the government shall oper and try out the Poulsen system. 1 came I , to Hawaii to try to get an opportunity to attach my special machine to the wire less station at Kahuku, and from there raise San Francisco. I am confident that, day or night, fine or stormy, I can maintain communication with the mainland. Everybody knows what that means, and I am hoping to, within a short time, have the trial made." When asked about the wireless tele phone that was worked between the shore and the steamer Sierra for some time after the ship had sailed from San Francisco three trips ago, Mr. Thomp son declared that wireless phone mes sages were sent daily from Sacramento to San Francisco, and that the conver sation was as clear as if wires con nected the phones. The messages to the Sierra were caught also at the shore I stations, and in Thompson's mind there is no doubt that the wireless phone has come to stay. Newspaper Service, "At New Y'ork there will be estab lished a station that will operate a press association and send out news matter broadcast to hundreds of news papers. Only the receiving stations that are tuned to our system will be able to get the messages," said Mr. ! Thompson, and then continued: "If we establish a station in Hawaii, the news j papers here can be served in the same wav, tiirougu our t?an irancisco sta tion." As illustrating the wonderful prop erties of the Poulsen svstem, Mr. Thompson told of many experiments j that had been carried out by himself. He is a graduate of Stanford Univer sity, ami lias Deen engaged in tlie elec- l trical business for years. "The electric current that passes through tiie Poulsen apparatus is divid- ed up into a tremendous number of cycles or pulsations. Once I attached a wire to an ordinary live wire that would have given a great shock to any one who touched it. Still, after the : current had passed through Poulsen 's machine a man was told to hold a wire and hold the hand of another man. The i current, was so reduced that there was no feeling ot shock, yet a cigar was lighted from a carbon held in the sec ond man's hand. The current went through the two men but at such a rate owing to the pulsations being In creased, that no shock was felt; the nerves could not uppreciaie the shocks." Mountains No Trouble. Mr. Thompson said that he is sure that mountains or land will not inter fere with the waves from the Poulsen wireless. "If we wanted to we could establish stations on these Islands that would work day or night, aud reach any point irrespective of the high hills and moun tains. However, we are not after that kind of business, aud mean to stretch out for the larger game," wound up Mr. Thompson. The importance of the wireless sys tem that can be properly tuned, and tint will maintain service constantly without being interfered with by laud or water, and which will be developed into a wireless telephone in the near future can not be denied. Beach Thompson and his partners have a wonderful in vention that must spread all over the li-rr!.t If it Aaa oil O,ol !.,;,. , tv,,. i. At i Oil lllill 13 VlUiliiCli LEGISLATION L ZONE important Conference Marks a Beginning for Settlement of Problems. HISTORIC WHITE HOUSE DAY May Discriminate in Favor of American Merchant Marine and Warships. WASHINGTON', December 29. One j of the most important conferences, so far as worldwide results are concerned, was held in the White House yesterday between President Taft, Secretary of State Knox, Secretary of War Dickin son and a number of congressmen. The subject under discussion was the formulation of legislation in connection with the Panama Canal. Xot only was the question of fortifying the canal zone gone over, but new questions of rules governing the canal were gone into. The proposal that all American war ships should be . passed through the canal free of charge was one of the important matters discussed. The most important question under consideration, however, was that affect ing the American merchant marine. It was proposed that all American mer chant ships should be charged a lower rate to go through the canal than a foreign vessel. This question, it is understood, raised considerable discussion, with a final trend of opinion in favor of discrimina tion in behalf of the American ships. In this connection the Question as ate coal yards and drydocks in the canal zone also came up for discussion. What all the conferees agreed upon was that there should be quick legisla tion to solve three problems, and a bill will be introduced in congress embody ing the final results of the conference. The results of this conference will have the most important bearing upon the future of this Territory, especially that question in regard to the discrimi nation in favor of American merchant marine. Should this proposal be actual ly carried out the sugar fleet will pro ceed directly from Hawaii through the canal to Atlantic ports without any danger of competition by foreign ships. THREATEN GREAT STRIKE. ROME, December 29. One hundred and forty-six thousand employes on the ! railways of Italy threaten a gigantic j strike to enforce their demand for an increase of wages. The government is preparing to call out troops to quell any disturbances, if necessary. Most of the lines are owned or controlled by the government. The wages paid av erage less than a dollar a day. MONOPLANE RECORD. NEW ORLEANS, December 29. Rene Simeon, in a monoplane, yester day made a world's record for one around a circular track in his ma- chine, in spite of a twenty-mile wind I which was blowing. The new record is I fifty-seven seconds flat, i WHOLESALE INDICTMENTS. j WEST UNION, Ohio, December 29. j The grand jury yesterday returned in j dictments against one hundred aud six j citizens of this county, charged with I fraudulent voting last November. This ! makes a total of nine hundred and ninety-eight indictments returned, with .an approximate number of arrest. FOR TWENTY ROUNDS. s.N FKANcisco. December 29. llogan and Fraukie Bums have been matched to fight twenty rounds here on .January 27. The articles of agreement were signed vesterdav. COMMISSION PLAN. SPOKANE. December 29. This city lias adopted the commission plan of government, based on the Des Moines and Galveston ideas along this line. It is projiosed to inaugurate the new sj'stem of municipal control as soon as possible after the new year. DROPS TO DEATH. ISSY, France, December 23. Aviator Les Molineux and a passenger, Leffort, were killed today in a fall from an aeroplane in which Leffort was taking a ride. N PLANNED -4 : 5 1" It it i i r bt "111 I r