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VOL. X. NO. 4023
HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, MONDAY. JUNE 8. 1908
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SECRETARY GARFIELD SAILS FOR HONOLULU
Pine Canners Test Tax Law
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Tho business men of tho commute
lly aro at profcnt liusy making ar
rangements for the recaption nml cu
tcrtalnmont of Secretary Garfield u(
tho Interior Department, wlio Is duo
to nnlvo lieio next week. A letter has
liecn received front tho ronitnamlcr
of the battleship Mnlnc, In which ho
will moko the trip from tho Coast,
stating that tho vessel will prohahly
iirrlvo Juno 10. ,
This morning the Chamber of tJonv
meico Rent a cablegram to Sccietary
Garfield, expecting to catch him at
San Francisco Junt prior to hlit dctiart
lire. In which t!io organization stated
that It would bo much pleased If ho
would deliver an address during hlx
ntny heforo tho members of that hody.
It Is not expected tho any reply can
ho received, hut It la thought that tho
Secretary will probably accept tho In
vitation, At tho request of Fresldcnt Morgan
or tho Chamber of Conimereo Secre
tary Wood this morning called on Act
ing Governor Mott-Smlth offering tho
full cooperation of tho Chambcrf In
the matter of Hit entertainment of
It Is prolialilo that hoiiiu llnio dur-
: TO SEE FOR HIMSELF i
IS GARFIELD'S MISSION:
WASHINGTON', I). C, Jun0 1. Secretary of tho Interior
Garfield will leavo Washington tomorrow evening for San
Francisco, whore tho battleship Maine is waiting to tako him
to Honolulu. The Malno and Alabama aro to start for tho At
lantic CoaBt within ten days and will mnko tho trip by way of
lluwull. Socrotary Gurficld will bo absent from Washington
three months. Ills presence la urgently needed In Hn,wall,
whoso affairs aro under tho Interior Department.
" Ilccommondatlons of tho Governor unci other officials havo
to bo passed upon Intho Interior Department without nn act
ual knowledge of tho conditions, and it was stated in tho Sec
retary's plilco this morning that not ono person In tho Depart
ment who has anything to do with Hawaiian afTuIrs has over
been ou tho ground to seo exactly what Is going on. There
nro many llvo iiuratlona In which Secretary Garfield will Inter
est lilrasolf dm Ing his visit. Ono vital concern which tho Secre
tary will take up Is that of proper labor for tho Islands.
' Another question to be considered Is lands. It Is supposed
that by offering Inducement to Portuguese laborers, who nlwnys
do well under conditions similar to thoso in Hawaii, tho agri
cultural com pi lent Ions can bo removed. On his return to tho
United States, some tlmo In July, Garfield will spend two
months visiting Indian reservations anil going over tho work
of tho reclamation service. During September ho will interest
himself In the cnmpalgn.
Wv are showing a beautiful assortment of these suits
in the finest materials.
There's nothing neater or more dressy for your Boy
than these natty suit with bloomer trousers.
All sizes, in black, blues, greys, and mixed goods.
V CORNER OF FORT
Ing his Btay hero tho Secretary will
ho entertained at luncheon by tho
Acting Governor Mott-Smlth Is In
receipt of n cablegram from Governor
l'rcnr to the effect that ho does not
know as yet whether or not ho will
romo down fiom tho Coast on tho bat
tleship Maine with Secretary Garfield,
Ho had conteriiplatcd coming at this
OlMrlil notification was recched
this mornltm of an appropriation of
$7!,000 for a )Uht houso on tho north
or wont coast of Kauai. Captain Ot
well, U. S. Engineer, says that tho
light will probably ho placed on tho
north Coast of the island, as a light
Is now established at Manaa, and tho
other polntwhlch has been recom
mended fur n light Is Kllauea.
Work may now bo begun on this
light at onco.
AND HOTEL STREETS.
Orders for tho battleships Maine
and Alabama, which will piecedo tho
Atlantic fleet around tho world to
Hampton Ito.nU, as a special squad
ron, and will be the first of tho ships
to arrive In this port, came this morn
ing by tho China, nnd were Kmtcd at
tho Nnal Station. According to ord
ers, tho ships gall from San Francisco
today, and uro duo to nrrlvo hero on
tho 17th. They will stay until tho
23rd before proceeding on their way
by Guam and tho Philippines on
around to Virginia.
This means that Honolulu will have
six days of tho two ehlps hero, as a
forctasto of tho stny.of tho Fleet In
All Islands to rally for tho enter
tainment of tho Fleet is tho spirit of
the messago that goes out by tho
malls tomorrow fiom tho Commissary
This committee Is sending to each
District Magistrate of tho Territory,
a request that ho act as tho loader for
his district In obtaining tho fruits and
other good things that will go to mako
up tho grand hookupu that Is to bo
tho peculiarly Hawaiian fealuro of tho
visit of tho Fleet to thcBo Islands.
It is the purpose of thoso In charge
to havo tho contribution of gifts as
characteristic of tho cordial aloha of
Hawaii as is lmsslblo and It seems Im
postlblo that too much can bo sent in
to satisfy tho thousands ot men who
make up tho crows of tho great fight
Tho District Magistrates being InflU'
cntlal officers ot their respective com
munities, they nro expected to return
splendid results and arouse the co
ulo to an appreciation of the great
opportunity offered for making' tho
lslt of tho Fleet to Hawaii ono ot the
historical events of first Importance.
DENY FOR CUTS
..Clem K. Qulnn, formerly clerk of
tho Circuit Court, having passed a se
vere examination, has been admitted
to practice before tho Supremo Court
of Hawaii, tho U. S. District Court,
tho Circuit Courts and tho District
Court. Ho has located in two elegant
ly furnished offlcos, Noa. 10 and 13, In
tho Magoon building, corner merchant
and Alakea streets.
For $5.00 per Year
If you invest $5.00 per year in one
of our Safe Deposit Boxes, you will
be perfectly at ease in regard to the
safety of your valuables.
.It's worth it. isn't itt
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7 "Fort Bt. Bcnolutn
Pine Companies Appeal
Arc pineapple canneries, exempt
from taxation along wlth.'thc forty
acres so allowed? This Is 'a question
that will undoubtedly he fought out
In the Suprcme'Courl ai a result ot
the nntieals ot nfnumbcr of nlncannlo
companies from! their nsscsscd taxa
tion. Tho Tax, Appeal Court this
morning returned Its schedule of ap
peals, nnd the ; time they will ho
heard, which aro us follows:
M. II. Sllvelra was assessed In tho
sum of $22,4Gfi, nnd ho nppcals to
the amount of $7,4r.r. His case will
be heard on Wednesday at 2 p. m.
The Pearl City Fruit Company was
assessed dt $GB,072 20, nnd they ap
peal In the whole sum, claiming that
they aro exempt. This cuso will ho
heard .lune 12. Mrs. Mary Iloolto
was nsscsscd In the sum ot $40,0Uu,
SAYS GRAFT PLANS
CAME FROM TAYLOR
The. principal sty ration or tho Lee
Let trial was sprung this afternoon
when tho, defendant himself took the
stand nnd'ntttecl that the proposition
to "start a gambling hul under pollco
protection came from Chief of Detec
tives Taylor himself.
Frank Thompson noted an excep
tion to tho ruling of tho Court with
regard to n directed verdict.
Geo. K Itobcrtson was called ou
the" Btand by Thompson. Ho stated
that ho has been tho manager ot O.
Drower & Co. since 1894, and that he
had hod business dealings with Leu
Let. Ho has known Leo Let for 15
or 16 cars. Ho had never heard Leo
Let's honesty question.
R. II. Iteldford, of Bishop Trust Co ,
was then sworn. Ho tiad had fr,V
qucnt business dealings with Leo Let.
Wants Gilman Ousted
From License Board
The rlgtit of J. A. Gilman to hold
the office of a Llcento Hoard Commis
sioner was challenged last Saturday i
afternoon at an executlvo session of
tho Hoard by Attorney K. C. Peters, i
Peters has also brought his challenge
before tho Acting Governor with the'
view of having a new man appointed
to tako tho place ot Oilman.
Tho matter was brought up after
tho Commission had turned down tho
application of a Japanese, named S.
Kckugawa, who applied for a license
for u saloon at lwllel. Peters was
this man's attorney, and ns ho un
derstood that there might be somo
- Tho Klnau will sail for Kauai ports
at 7 p. m.. on Thursday, Juno 11. No
freight will bo received after Wednesday-
Fir$t-Class Now. Next Shipment
per Mongolia, June 12th.
Island Fruit Co.
72 S. King St. Phone IS.
IF YOU HAVE
to be delivered put them in the
(50o and 75o)
From fi:30'tUl 8 o'clock
Alexander Young Cafe
and bho has noted an appeal In tho
sum of $1C, 000. The cstato ot Steph
en Spencer was assessed at $9,850,
and this has been appealed from In
the sum of S.1,8r,0. This wilt be
henrd Wednesday nt 2 p. m. The
Waianne Company was assessed at
$700,000, and they have noted an ap
peal In the sum of $272,805.50, and
tho hearing of their case set for
lune 17. The John II Kstato, Ltd.,
was assessed at $1(16,136, and they
have appealed in tho sum of $130,
326, The hearing of their case has
also been set for June 17.
Now comes a row of exceptions.
Thn Hawaiian Pineapple Company,
Ltd., was assessed In the sum ot $68,
928, hilt they claim an exemption in
tho whole amount and their case will
(Continued on Face 2)
Ho had heard. Leo Let1 reputation dis
cussed by offlclalrt'lti tba Bishop 'Co,
and stated that ho had always found
Leo Let's standing good.
Manilla Phillips, ot M. Phillips ft
.Co., was next called. He had known
Leo I-ct tor ten or fifteen years, and
had alwajs heard him to be honest
. Lee Let Goes on 8tand.
1 Ho stated that ho was In the gen
eral merchandise business aon King
street, the firm nome being Yuen
Chong, of which ho has been man
agcr for between fifteen and sixteen
years. Ho Is ono ot the partners lu
tho firm, which docs $100,000 worth of
"Do you know A. P. Tayloi v asked
"Yes," nnf o-cd Leo Let, "I know
opposition to the granting ot this II'
conso bo nsked Commissioners Dal'
Icntync and Campbell that he be no
tified When the matter was taken up
by the Hoard. ,
Peters, when seen about the mat
ter this morning, stated that those
two gentlemen had told him that tho
matter wns not coming up last week,
and Peters wus therefore trcatly sur
prised when he found out later that
tho application had been turned
down without any notification hav
ing been given him so he could have
leprcsentcd his client nt the hearing
(Continued on Page 8)
Hollister Drug Co.,
J. Hopp & Go.,
185 S. KING STREET.
B ATTLESHIPS SAIL;
SAN FRANCISCO. Calif.. June
bama which constitute a special service sauadron returning to the At
lantic Coast tailed today for Honolulu.
Secretary of the Interior Garfield is on board the Maine for an in
spection trip to Hawaii.
him now. Prior to February" I did not
know him. I saw him on February C,
1907, at my store. Ho camo ot his
own accord. L do not know for what
purpose. Ayrcs and Taylor came."
What did Taylor do?" asked
'Mr. Taslor proposed to mo that
wo butter start somo gambling games.
Our conversation was lu Kngllsh. Ho
icu nie ncip mm out Biari game
get up hul." I .was surprised when
ho made this proposition and I re
fused. He wanted $1400 per week, out
ot this to protect against any arrests
by the police. In case of any arrests,
he would sec that the flneB, lawyers'
fees and anything else would o
paid. After this, ho said ho would
come tomorrow alone, when I would
havo thought It over. Ho camo and
asked mo If had thought the mat
ter over. On tho second day ho asked
me lor a loan. Alter I
cred me b'
Mb proposition. He offered
$100, and I didn't give It to him, and
ho como again on tho ninth and asked
me to help-him as -some -eradttors
were pushing him hard, and I tent him
$50. Ho spoko to-mo about gambling
again, wanting to get up a gambling
hul. I never told Taylor I would give
him $1400 a week, nor any other sum,
on account of a promise not to .arrest
mo for gambling. Tho only money I
gavo him wns tho $50 which ho wanted
with which to pay his creditors. Ho
came to my store and to my houso
later, but I wasn't theo."
Thompson showed him somo small
bits of paper which he says ho nover
Tho witness was .then turned over
to Lnrnnch. The abovo statements
Itnswer to Thompson's ques -
Leo Let rtatcd that Taylor never
mentioned nny particular kind of
gambling games, but signified all. Ha
(Continued on Page 2)
FLORIDA AND UTAH
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 8.
The new battleships for which Con
gress airoiriated at the session just
rioted will be named the Florida and
ONLY THREE SAVED
Timnn i t a m..
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collision wnn me iicuncr uonsiran
ia. Three only of the thin a
pany were saved.
I BRUS8IE T00X FUNDS
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 8.
Judson Brnlie was arretted here to
day charged with embezzlement from
the Metropolitan Surety Company of
A Late Arrival
This time it is a light-weight vici
kid Blucher Oxford, on a new natural-shape
last. Just right for the
business man who wants a shoe he
can depend upon as being right the
tame BANISTER it that guarantee.
i Manof aethers'
8. The battleships Maine and Ala
CHICAGO, 111., June 8. Wm. H.
Taft is gaining steadily in the deci
sions of the National Committee on
contested delegations to the Repub
lican National Convention.
A. SPRECKEIS IS MARRIED
PHILADELPHIA. Pa,. June 8.
Adolnh Spreckels married Alma de
.Zrettville three weeks ago. The an
nouncement of the
waa "made today.
MONTREAL, Can., June 8. The
Canadian Government steamer Ladv
Eileen was sunk today by strking a
MORE FIEET MONEY
The Fleet Kxecutho Committee mr
again this aftetnoon and pissed
appropriation of $700 for tho Co,
mlssary Committee, which was renic-
isented by Walter F. Dillingham Fivo
hundred dollars of this will bo use
for erecting rest tents on tho I'al.ic
grounds for tho convenience nf th.
men of tho fleet nnd $200 for the ac
commodatlims of the Sailors iium
preparatory to Its occupation by
Ou motion of F L. Wnldron seouii.
cd by Georgo W. Smith, $100 wi .n.
proprtatcd for Incidental ovp i 'f
th" rfontlvp Committee.
Chairman Woldron of thr f '
t. i ta ullUf ni 1 r '!'
(ha' Chnli.'.ti Hu' iC' n ' ..t
of Hiii ' 'nir 'jnnmn ' j
tho County band .it thn iUpi. ' "
Captain Itees on Friday July i. u--
jband will play on the Natal Station
crounds unon the arrival of tho fleet
'The meeting voted to extend thank.
to Chairman Hustnca for his content
At tho suggcstlcn of the Chair It
was decided to. invito i.lt the heads of
various committees to be present at a
meeting of the Executive Committee
on Friday, June 12.
Tho meeting adjourned to convene
again tomorrow aftcrnooi).
Present were Chairman Carter, Sec
retary Wood, F. L. Waldron. J. IV
Cooko, Georgo W. Smith, T. Peck, ltL
A. McCandlcss, Walter F. Dillingham
and Accountant Cobb.
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