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Hawaiian ota ..Vol.- XX, No. d4 49.
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Territory Spending More than
Two Million Dollars Yearly
' or Them a
SUGAR CHEMiiT TALKS
; ; ON VITAL SUBJECT
Shows Importance of knowing
; Just What Stuff to Use '
a On the Fields-
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, That the sugar .planters of Hawaii
ere using betweenHwo and three mll
. lion dollars' worth of mixed fertilizers
- cf extremely high " grade .each " year
vas .stated by S. S, Peck, chemli t of
Uie experiment , station In an address
before the Planters'; Association this
n.cr.ning.- The fact was cited to show
the importance of having a thorough
understanding of the suhjecf of fertil
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PresM'ent J. P. Cooke called on Mr.
. Pock immediately; on the opening of
; the convention shortly after 10 o'clock.
; f .Mr. Peck spoke xtemporarily, an
nouncing, his theme ; as "The' Oitln
v , and Function or .Fertilisers.'" He illu
- s: rated his remarks with a; series. of
' charts. It Was within the memory of
' rpost of ihem, - fc said u In open'.ng,
when the onjy fertilizer iised ;in .the
,'cancfieM8 of these islands was gene
meat Today 50,000 tons of mixed ter
? tifizer were 'nsed 'annually, the money
'.value of which was between ?2,000,000
and 13.000,000. . .; -s
Fertilizer -may have one of three ac
t!'ms- direct, indirect and catylitie. in
these Islands' the practice induced di
... rect action, , the' poll being ; treated .to
n'trogen. phosphoric acid and aiomo
- nia suliiate rMriPeck mentioned
i. :tbe rourceg of the tertlllzing elements
sliujthtcrtbase' products, Csh scrap,
vegetable matter,' etc.-. Avsilabilitv
" Jws s the 'pialn 'condition affecting pk
r ipply of i'hbf phoric acid. .Nearly -ill
. the 'potash came from ? Germany, but
there had recently been discussion o'
i developing phosphates in the United
Statet, the kelp on, the Pacific coast
' being mentioned as one great source.
a Ertractlon of nitrogen' rom the air
had of late years become a : fact
tbrouch the cheapness of electric pow
cr.. The latest idea was a combina
tion of. nitrogen with hydrogen to
'form ammonia sulphate.' Possibly with'
; the exhaustion of the nitnte deposits
r.f CMIe we may have to look to these
m-entiy. discovered sources. ; Pbono
litb was another substance from which
ipl-osphates were derived. This was a
A' difference of oplhlon as to when
i a . scow . is in serviceable condition,
and when it. is nhrit for use may be
I the basis; of a claim .. against . the
htnitrd States government by the
holding the contract for the super
structure of the Hilo breakwater. As
matters- stand now, "the army engi
neers, in. . control of the work, are
standing pat, while the Breakwater
Company Is. going about the building
cf new scows, the cost of which It
may try. to recover from the govern
ment." ' '- --r; - .
Pictorial exhibits, of derelict scows
-1 half filled with water, floating on
Hilo bay, lacking only a reversed en
f.ign, a tittered shirt, and i huddled
-figure In the bows to complete; an
illustration for a novei of shipwreck
and disaster, play a part Jn this inter
j esting controversy. ; Major ; W. C
Woolen, tchief engineer officer "of this
department, says that the scows. are
tin working - order; .-Vice-president
Charles F, Wood, ofthe Breakwater
lrapany, cays that the scows are use-
rrs. Major Wooten says that If 'Mr.
Vood isnt satisfied with t Sie scows
Ire is not forced to ,use them, and to
f ifate the army officer's logic seems
t'4 be unanswerable. What will - be
ultimate outcome is mere specula
f uQt by Lord-Young
4 "itue jnlx-un .dates back tp the origi-
Vt.i pmir.v . , uu-6lruciure ui ,
-VtM'.g-- Engineering Co., which
c,npkaon ol their worlt should turn a8 th0: breakwater, the top of which
rAir J2LfIent U dumP is now 8 feet below low water mark.
GS tc. derrick scows
,vt.lc;h.ere buUtr by the. Lord-Young have t0 ed altogether to
- ... .. "jv"?w place rock. These last the Break
r"" . ' ' . m - j water Company is now building, the
M - A" :,-: I? " scows being of the most improved
II M Oflil I tPVtPfl typ- Wbefher the company will base
JIJL JXUL iL vllV V a claim for-compensation on-its con
' r ' ' - - ' ' i " tnetion that the dump scows are not
DRIVE GATES, LAWN FURNITURE fit for use, and that it has been put
- , r ,v 'to added expense n securing substi-
H. E, HENDRICK, LTD, . Jtutes, Remains to be seen.
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PLAN TWO ROAD
fcntire reorganization of the road
department of 1 Honolulu, under the
plans now discussed by the newly
elected Democratic board Involves the
substitution of two road verseers,
one for the ' Fourth' and one tor the
Fifth 'districts,, directly under the
county engineer. In place of the pres
ent road supervisor, Caldwell, who is
running his department practically
separate from that of the county en
gineer's office. AAA.:.- ? " A
County Engineer Lou Whitehouse
will ; be retained by the Democratic
board, according to present prospects,
but it Is likely, that he will be asked
to'appoint Democrats to the two dis
trict overEear jobs. A" i A;
The Democrats i believe greater ef
ficiency , as well aa economyf will bo
obtained if the city and county Is di
vided into two districts with an over
seer for each district, both to report
directly to the county engineer and
each held responsible for results in
bts. district. r ' - 'A"
As stated yesterday, the supervisors
have not; yet come ' to a final agree
ment on the sweeping changes in city
and -county ..off ice, that they 4will ef
feet upon assuming- office, but their
plans are fairly well outlined. -i
volcanic deposit , and it. would look
l!ke carrying coal to Newcastle to im
port It here: A A -:-U : ::'
How It Works. Ar ;
Coming to the function of fertilizer,
Mr. Peck isaid there was a prevalent
Impression that a fertilizes conveyed
food direct to the plant. This was not
quite correct. Investigators ' had long
noted the capriciousnecs of fertiliz
ers,' they; showing different effects In
different locaUties. A. fertilizer should
orly be applied to soils that w ere poor
or. Infertile. The' tpeaker quoted .. Sij
crlntendent Eckart in the bulletin,
where he said that In the mixture of
fcitilizers nitrogen should be the pre
dominating element Besides teing a
stimulant, to. the plant, a fertilizer fur
nished food for useful bacteria, which
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oeople at; the commencement of the
ob. : These were to come to' the army
ngineere in good condition, A
Th next contract, for the super
structure, was awarded to tjae Break
water Company, which bid so far be
'ow local concerns on the Job t&at
axpert figurers on this class of work
opened their eyes . in wonder. A
clause1 in this contract provided that
'.he contractor should have the use
of the two scows now imder discus
sion Before the. Lord-Young concern
turned the scows over, about $3,000
was spent in renovating them, and
getting them in what the engineers
considered serviceable condition. y An
Inspector was sent, over from Major
Wooten's . office, and he passed the
scows; up as' to requirements. They
were then left at the disposal of the
When the latter concern was ready
to begin, putting in rock, complaint
was made about the two scows, which
were represented as being leaky as
lobster pots, and utterly unfit to
carry a load. the "Lost on a Lonely
Oceans photograph above referred to
was forwarded in substantiation of
Arpiy Stands' Pat '
"What about it;' was the query of
"Nothing that I know of," was
Major Wooten's replyl
Kr thf'n iha u-nv hn matter
8taads. The Breakwater Comnanv in
i any event -could only UBe the scows
'on a Vprv fimtf nnrtinn nf tha vnrV I
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Miles of coast line lifted out
of the - water thousands of
acres of plantations destroyed.
and a probable loss of life that
has as yet not been ascertain
ed, are some of the results of
a Volcanic explosion on one of
the: Jittle south sea islands
passed by the Un'on Steamship
Company's vessels last month.
The hews of the disaster, al
though but few of the details,
was brought here this morning
by the S.S. Zealandia, en route
from Australia to Vancouver.
The island is called Niuatoou,
and is twelve miles ' long by
emni mnes wiae, ana is one or
the Fiji group. In all fiVe miles
of the coast line is devastated
bv the eruption of lava, and the
south side of the island, where
the eruDtion took f olace, has
been raised more than a foot
I Igher out of ; the : water than
before.; a - ;': ;.: A'":
The ; British steamship Zealandla
sailed from Sydney on the afternoon
of November 18th and called at Auck
land on November 22nd and Suva on
November 26th- brought news of the
disaster which for some days threat
ened the lives ' of the remaining- na
tives as well as a little handful of
European traders.-" J ; ; a; .;
, Th&Aisland .which Includes a : large
lagoon is - one r of K the ; places whef e
the ..Unian;,Steamship Company, to
which,' the Zealandla belongs, drop
mail "overboard In a tin cannister . or
a bottle, according to the quantity and
which i$ latef picked up by "native
Bwlmmers and brpught. to land. A ,
One or. more traders formerly, resid
ing there have made, their way to Fiji
and Were at Suva at the time the
Zealandla called there for cargo and
mails destined for, the west coast of
America. .: ,; .- ' ' ' '
A From ; the 6tory brought to the Fiji
port, , the spectacle of the eruption
was a rare one causing more than five
miles or coast line to blaze; leaving
destruction to plantations. in its wake:
It was, also stated that the south side
of the island, where the eruption took
place, has risen over four feet.
Fifteen ' hundred natives, many in
the employ of German plantation own
ers reside on the Island. The native
towns were, not wholly destroyed but
many of the houses built of flimsy
material furnished food for the flames
thatswept "the island. hi a great wall.
All ocoanut - trees in the affected
area are destroyed. V A-"
Making 'their escape to Suva, in a
motor launch a small' party brought
first hew3' of the disaster some days
prior to the arrival of the Zealandla.
Following' the " first - report, several
coasting, steamers '. plying from Suva
to Fijian ports were commissioned to
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"That was an earthquake for sure,"
was the exclamation that ran around
the 4 convocation .of sugar barons,
about 10: SO tlx!:: morning; as the Judd
Building-r-on the fourth fjoor of
which'- the ;" asacciatiotfs hall Is
trembled"; under a mighty jar coming
from the direction of the .harbor. And
there were -enough Hilo men - there
to contradict ti diagnosis of the
tremor, if it was not correct.
s Thi re' was ai distinct push followed
by a:recil,;tiie time of the quake be
ing about one and a . half seconds.
Inqufry; directly afterward, of some
men standing oti the sidewalk, failed
to get ;A any- r nfirmatlon of an
earthquake shock they only laughed
and asked an Irrelevant question of
the inquirer. - i A
A. Lewis,-Jr.. manager of the Bank
of Hawaii, when questioned at neon
said he? felt no shock in his 'office on
the ground flooradding that with the
constant hammering of mechanic
wcrkihg on the; bank alterations it
would not be strange if a shock would
pass unnoticed there.
On the suggestion tfcit it might nave
been a submarine blast in the harbor,
the harbormaster's office was quettion:
ed by phone, and the; reply was that
there had been no blasting this morn
ing, the voice adding, "It must have
been an earthquake."
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COL. GEOBGE K3PGOXEOLE
Who heads Department vf Hawaii dur
. ,iag Gen. Xstcoinb'g absences 4
Gen.T Macomb Goes to Coast
on Leave7 and McGunnegle
: " " ( Heads Mil'tary :
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'- The Department, Hawaii will be
In command rt Wolonel iof - infantry
for the next two inonths, for in -addition
to his already arduous duties as
commander of j the brigade post at
St-hofield Barracks arid commandeer of
the First Infantry, Colonel George K.
i McGunnegle will assume command of
all the troops and posts on Qahu next
Thursday, when Brigadier General M
M. Macomb boards the transprrt
Ixigan en route to the Coast. General
Macomb is taking a well earned leare
of absence, during whith t he" will visit
the national capital, returning probab
lv,on the'February transport, -The
grinding of the-department ma
chinery will 'be somewhat impeded-by
the fact that the commanding officer
Will have bis office some 23 miles from
department headquarters, for" It Is im
possible for ColoneL-v McGunnegle ito
tske up station in this' city on account
cf his many duties at Schofleld Bar
recks. Probably the telephone will b6
vf Continued on page 3. A
Charges of Falsehood; Threats
: and Coercion Preferred:
Against Normal Head;
Direct charges' of ialsehood on the
part of Principal Edgar Wood of the
Normal school, of threats, abuse and
coercion of -the .teachers, under him,
and of a" conspiracy in the department
of public "instruction to drive decent
"young omen out of the department
in disgrace, were made openly by. At
torney; Joseph Ughtfoot "and the
Misses Etta Davis and Maud Dawson
this morning, at the school commis-.
sion's hearing of the Davis and Daw
Countering these, Professor Wood
brought seTious accusations of Insub
ordination and incompetence against
the two young women, the former of
whom is still retained this year as
instructor in the. Normal school with
out increase in salary, and the latter
merely dismissed, "for the good of
the department," being .the only ex
planation vouchsafed her.
In the latter case Attorney Light
foot presenting Miss Dawson's argu
"This method of dismissal meant
ruination to a young woman, ine
mystery of what might lay behind it
would ruin any young woman, particu
larly one who must make her living
by teaching in the public schools.
This is far. worse to a teacher than
disbarment would be to a lawyer."
An another point", referring to Prof.
Wood's charge that Miss Dawson was
always on the verge of open rebellion.
Lightfoot declared: "'"It is charged
Mr. Wood has no love for the truth.
His word is not reliable," and he nar
rated an. alleged incident that occur
red some time ago wherein, he as
serted, the principal has instructed
the teachers not to permit pupils to
patronize a certain Chinese store near
the school. When, a few days after-
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. JUDGE K0BEI1T W. AIICIIBALD
of the U. S. Commerce court. .
Accused Admits ; Acts as Are
Charged but Declares -That
He Believes Them ; to Have
: Been Perfectly Proper j ?
- WASH I NGTON, D; icfc Dpc. 3.
The Senate today began We; hearing
in thej impeachment proceedings
against, judge ' Robert W. ; Archbald,
of Pennsylvania, accused of" conduct
inconsistent with the position he .held
upon the bench.' . -' - V,
. .Judgtr Archbald admits.acfs fafd.;to
his door but declares that he believed
and stiir believes them to have been
perfectly proper. Archbald is a mem
ber of 'President Taft's United States
Commerce Court.-The trial may be
expected to continue off hand .on for
some weeks or .perhaps fortwp or
three, months 'and inasmuch as the
Senate is due to adjourn for good and
all , on March 4 next It can be appreciated-
that this impeachment case is
practically certain to prove' tho big
event of the winter in the legislative
body. 'A . A; A;V v" .'';A'i.? ..'..-,' '
Aside from its. significance this
Ufial ; before a jury of ninety chosen
men representing , all the States' of
the Union is ure to arouse great In
terest on the part of the .public .be
cause such impeachment trials are
exceedingly rare. It has been seven
years since the last previous' event of
this? kind and there haver been only
ight such formalities' since .the estab
llshment pf the government.1 A i
Ward? the merchant noticed the boy
cott of- his place, and-appealed to iCb
principal for an explanation, . even
charging ghlm with ordering. It, the at:
torneyf said that the t principal, Jn the
presence of several1 persbnsv-declared
he had never given any such order.
Attorney Lightfoot , offered to bring
In his own daughter, who was, at the
Normal and was present- when Wood
is said to have made this statement
ftO the Chinaman, to ocrro borate the
details of the Incident. A;,
All the testimony and argument of
the opposing sides was fink qed-early
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Cheap, wiues "dago red" -. and
attendant evils, together with methods
of checking the enormous sales of the
injurious liquors in Honolulu, will be
discussed at a public meeting' called
by the board oj liquor license com
missioners for next Friday afternoon
at 4 o'clock in the senate chamber,
The Increasing quantities of cheap
booze, consumed in the city and coun
ty and the stories of appalling crime
following jjrgies in which' 'dago: red"
figured asAfce principal stimulant,
constitute a condition that the. license
commissioners believe must be dealt
with at once. None but the lowest
(Continued on Page 8).
AND CUT SALE (
Greece Aroused To Wrath By The Len:
ency Of The Pact Proposed ByBuI:
And Wishes To Push The Investing .
; Of Constantinople, Claiming TliDt N2v:r
Again Will The; Balkan States -K?.V2
As Good Ah Opportunity To F:
Down -Their Ancient vFoe-Bulnari:.::
Plan To Sign The Treaty Withe::;
Waiting For The Agreement Of Aili2i: :
-Final Negotiations To Be Held
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"ATHENS, Greece,' Dec. 3
Allies novv attacking Turkey
arisen over the terms which
Ottoman, which Greece holds
will, if observed, destroy the good ga:ncd by tho C:.! ,:.n
states in their present struggle with tho Turk.
. In a formal protest against the prep: ;:d terms Or::::
holds that the only sensible thing for. the Allies to (Id r.t a
juncture is to press on to'the capture of Cbn:tantir.::s, cr
least to push the investment of that city to cjeh r. :l. lirl
the Turk will have no optica but unccncTt: ::.:.! cjrr:
5f The tremendous losses which have been suff:r :
victor Bulgars. hovvever, are telling upon them cr.J t;: r
of cholera In the Balkan states has depleted tl:e f; ;,:
forces to such an extent that;many. of the z:r.:::..z ct l..
Allies believe a retreat may be necessary if. the. war is net
ended soon.- - a- ; .a- :" '"Va: r '-'. a '
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' 80FIA, December 3 Bulgaria is planning to act Independently cf
Greece in the conduct of the negotiations with Turkey. She i prepared
to go ahead and sign a treaty of peace if necessary to ctop the awfuj car--nage
and put an end to her own frightful losses from disease an v war.
Steps are already being taken to open the final negotiations with Turkey
in London, where they. are to be. held. .... ; v
' a - r PEACE PACT AGAIM DELAYED . :
CONSTANTINOPLE, 'December 3. Another h;:ch has arUen In tht
peace negotiations and for some unknown reason- the plenipotentiaries t
day failed to sign the articles of, the protocol as expected. It Is under
stood, -.however, that the delay is but a temporary one and that t;ie ne;.
tiationa will be resumed tomorrow. ; . a - .
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; t .. tAMoclated Treas CableJ . ' . ' '.'
' BERLIN, Germany,: December 3 Kronprlnz Ferdinand" 'of Roumanla
was closeted with the Kaiser all of the - morning. Reports of the nature
of the conference between the two monarch are to the effect" that ths
Kalfr. is bent upon including Roumania in the so-called .Triple Alliance,
and the acceptance of the Kronprinr of the Kaiser's ideas on these lines
is desired. :.'-. .'.- . t . '-. '-. A,;. '
,t . ; . '" r " , :'.tAsoclaUl Prcs Cable : : :; - .
TOKIO,- Japan, December 3. The cabinet crisis Vat further compli
cated here today by the sudden resignation of Premier ; Marquis Salonjl.
The Prime Minister Jound himself unable to find ."a successor, for Baron
Uychera and was forced out of office. The Japanese and foreign press
Of the country declare that the crisis is a straight fight between tho mil-,
itarista and the constitutionalists of the ration.
To Picture Negro's
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CHICAGO, Illinois, ' December - 3.
the world, thla morning took-out a license to marry Lucille Cameron, the
Miuwaukee girl, for whose alleged abduction he was indicted for violation '
of the Federal white slave law.. He. says that they will be married to
night. The moving picture, companies have paid him five thousand dollars-
for the picture rights of the wedding ceremony. -The negro is-living
at"" his mother's home and the ceremony will take place there. a.
, A830ciate rre Cablel - :. , : '
WASHINGTON, D. C, .December 3.-Pres!dent Taft's- formal mestags
to Congress was read in open session here this morning. The President '
followed the . lines expected. '; ' '; .: ';';- .. : . ''
HONOLULU MAN WINS a
ISLANDS BILLIARD TITLE
ttntt nttu uuUnnnniintits
tl (finprial Stflr.Rnl1finiVVire!es? it5
HILO. Hawaii: Dec 3. "VC 0:;3
tt Franlrfln nf Hnnnlnlu last nlrhtSl
Vt defeated K. L. Andrews of Hilo HH change this; morning--' The news
tt in a match for the amateur bil- Htl came in a cablegram to. the Hen- H
tt liardvchampionsbip of the.terri- ttt ry Waterbomys Tryst OClronr Its
tt tbry7 tbe, merr' playingi4 balk XiVew -York correspondent i It In- 2
tt line", two shots In' Franklin tan -.tttS dicates antthing but; a gloom in K
tt up 300 to 218 for the Hilo man. ttU , Wall street over . the prospects of 3
tt Much, interest was taken in the 3 its the American sugar industry In tt
tt match. A ; - tl tt general. 1 - -
rreaa Cablel ' ; , .;, s
A serious split b:tv;::n
is pendinir -ThcVtrc--!: !
the, Bulgarians have offcrcJ I. :
are entirely too -lcn::nt. r . J
Pr Cablel '" 4 "
Jack Johnson, champion: pugilist of-
BEET SUGAR STOCK
a v TAKES A JUMP -
American Beet Sugar Company
stock -i went Ap ; two dollars a B
share' on the New York stock ex-w