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VOL. X. No. 4181.
REPUBLICANS WINFIRST CONTEST POINT
IS SET FOR 19TH
SAK FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 1?. The sentencing of Abe Ruef, set
for today, has been postponed. " It was announced by Judge Lawlor that
sentence would be pronounced on the 19th.
Delay In sentencing Ruef nmy mean that the Prosecution Is making
another deal to scluie testimony usnlnsL the Higher-ups. Kuef knows
Ihc whole story of San Frnnclsco gruft, If he will tell It. He Is credited
with n yellow streak and It Is expected that he will testify for the Prose
cution If by so doing ho can escape a few years In San Quentln.
AND MAIMS 100
PANAMA, Isthmus of Panama, Dec. 12. An explosion of dynamite
today at Bas Obispo killed"and injured one hundred men engaged on the
Small Pox Case
In Atlantic Fleet
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COLOMBO, ,Ceylon, Dec. 12. The battleship Georgia arrived here
today-in advance of the American Atlantic Fleet. She has a case of small
. pox on bond.
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MURPHY JURY IS OUT
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 12. The Murphy uiry was charged
by the judge and went out' this afternoon. Murphy is charged with jury
DEATH BY PTOMAINE
.VALLEJO, Calif., Dec. 12. Vi ctims of ptomaine poisoning who at
tended the Prometheus launching lunch have suffered serious relapses.
One of them is dying.
LOCO BLEW UP
BEAUMONT, Calif., Dec. 12. An explosion took place today on a
Southern Pacific locomotive. Three men were killed.
TERRITORIAL BANKS SEND STATEMENTS
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 12. The -Comptroller of the Currency
reports that only two of the Territorial banks of Hawaii have responded
.to the- request for statements. The others are incomplete.
WASHINGTON, D. 0.. Dec. 12. A bill wis introduced in Congress
today providing! for a volunteer arm v.
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PAGES. HONOLULU, TERRITORY
Acting Governor Mott-Smlth cabled to Ooernor,V. P. Frrar thls-morntng
regarding tho iiostal ruling In which Hawaii Is rated as'u mere iMisses-,
slon.' Tho Governor IsTnuked (o look It.to the matter and' see what- the
reason Is for so classing tho Territory of Hawaii,, aa hot a, part' of. tho
United States by tho Postofllco authorities. The local Merchant's Associa
tion and the Chamber of Commerce will probably take action on the" matter
In the near future.
FIRST BLOOD GOES
DEMURRER TO ELECTION CONTEST IN MAYORALTY FIGHT IS OV
ERRULED BY SUPREME COURT THIS MORNING CHIEF
JUSTICE HARTWELL SAYS OAKU 18 ONE
The Republicans have won the first
round In tho contest of tho .election of
Joseph J. Kern as Mayor of Honolulu.
Tho Supremo Court this morning ran-'
dercd a dcclilon,overrulliiB tho demur;
vcr to tho 'contests argued yesterday,
und the caso was set for hearing one
week from Monday,
There Is one remarkablofeaturoot
tho decision of the Supremo Court this
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OF HAWAII, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1&08. 10 PAOES.
morning, and that la tho different
views taken on election district In
Oahu by Chief Justice Hartwoll and
Justice Wilder, The Chief Justice held
with the .attorneys fo.tho petitioners,
that In-tho mayoralty contest,, all Oajiu
wasone election district, and therefor
any thirty 'duly! qualified voters could
petltloufona content. Justice Wilder,
however, lieTd that'there were six1 elec
tion districts in the County of Oahu.
but that any thirty. duly "nuaiined vot
ers from any o&V of thbtVf districts
could petition, forty cunfis(. Justlcs
Wilder: ebWurriiv'with trie Chief jui
tlce In .overruling the demurrer, as 'did
also Circuit J ml eh Do Holt! who wu
on' iho bench In place of Justice Dal-
A written decision was not given
this morning, but tho oral 'decisions' of
the Justices will be Incorporated In a
decision to bo placed' on record 'later.
The Chief Justice, In -making known
his decision this rooming, said In part
as 'follows, after disposing of tho min
or contentions by stating that they
wero not sustained:
-"An election district In that portion
of tho Territory which Is set apart by
law for electing territorial or county
or municipal ufneors. A senatorial or
ropresontativo district Is not mado by
law a city or county election district.
The municipal act designates by namo
and boundary tho six districts In each
of which the deputy snerlff Is elected
and these aro deputy sheriff election
districts whether so named or-. not In
the act. The other municipal officers
are by section 1 of the act elected by
tho voters In "all that portion of tho
Territory, of Hawaii commonly known
as tho Island of Oahu and all other
Islands In the Territory of Hawaii not
Included In any oilier county and the
waters ndJaconW thereto. Petitioners
(Continued on Tin i)
Are Careful in Every Thins; They Do.
mere is no misuken delivery
where they1 are concerned.
Ohairs, Bookers, and Tables
J. Hopp 6c Co., ;
(LEWERS & COOKE BLDQ.) . l
This is Senator Coelho's
, Idea of Naming
, "Wo Mnulteg.rooolYed copies of res
olution re distribution of legislative
offices on recommendation of iho Cen
tral .Cotnmltco, and feel that It s veTy
.unfair to-us to accede to any such
proposition." ssld Senator. W. J, Cool
ho, who camo jo, town today,,
"We waiit "ttio post'lons divided be
tween tho Inlands, to' be nlecl by rec
oniniemiatlojT Of thp.fespectlvi) delega
tions. Two to' each lsahd Is n fair di
vision, making six 'for' (ho qUtslde Is
landsk and tho rest Jor. Oahu.
"Our desire is to,, give competent
young men, opportunity jo watch and
learn tho work so as' to' bo eligible for
tiit-lnfalfvn lirmne In ,Iia ftitiiM,
"I on here to stay uptlltjjo Logls
Icturo.is over, and wjll'do all, I can id
lve everything concerning my Isjand
and County 'ready wh'en my colleagues
come early, In February.
"Haul bills nro ready now. W
hope, the JTerrltprlaU'afpptmeijfs 111
i.b icauji niwi.uiuir rcpons.anu.moas-
Urea by' Fobr'Uary.'C lp','accordlng to
curresojnon.oi May j; 07.-,
Is" Stricken From
'. , Records
Tle Supreme Court Is getting its
fill of election contests these days,
the Kauul coiitMt bolng argued' oo
demurrer all fuoiiihig. Chssniake,
defeated Democratic candidate for
Auditor.'. of the County, of Kauai, la
contesting the election of George E.
II. Uakvr, the successful Ucpubllcan
The contest Is based on alleged
fraud In counting the ballots at LI
hue, where, It Is' said, five votes weru
placed to the credit of Baker which
should have gone for Blake. The lat
ter Is represented by E. M. 'Watson
and. Wade Warren Thayer, whowere
on the other side of the. question in
yesterday's argument, aid Baker is
represented by E. C. Peters and tieo.
Davis filed a demurrer to the con
tea, and later this morning Peters
died a second demurrer The demur
rer died by Peters' was ordered stride
en from the files on the motion of the
attorneys for the petitioner on the
ground that the respondent must. rely
on one demurrer.
Bulletin Business Oflce Phone 256.
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Our next shipment of selected
fruits will be made per steamer LUR
LINE, DEC. 18TH. Fruit sent at
this time will reach Coast 'points in
plenty of time for New Year's.
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Phone 18. 72 B. King St,
JUST RECEIVED. ,
CAPTAIN MATSON CABLES HE MIGHT BUILD FREIGHTER INSTEAD
ASKS ADVICE AND LOCAL STOCKHOLDERS URGE BUILD
ING PASSENGER BOAT UNDER ALL CIRCUM
STANCES RESULT OF ACTION
OF CHAMBER OF COM
That tho Mntson Navigation Com-'
pany might alter Its decision to placn
a passenger boat on the local run,
and to substitute therefor u freight
boat, was the Information which was
conveyed In a cable from that con
cern which was received by Castle
A Cooke, the local ngents this mo.-n-InftJ.
Meetings of the three compa
nies which have subscribed towards
the biilldlng of the new vessel, name
ly: Cnmlo & Cooke, Alexander &
Baldwin, and Brewer & Co., were
Immediately called this forenoon and
asta result of their action, taken nt
theno meetlngB, a cablegram was this
noon sent to ''Captain Matson advis
ing the Immediate construction of tho
passenger, vessel as originally plan
ned, no matter 'whether the bill
amendlng'the coastwise shipping Uw
pass or riot, , .
"We 'received a cablegram thl)
morning from the.MaUon 'Navigation
Co.,'.' said T. II." Petrle of Castle .4
Cooke, this afternoon, "which liullrat
led that there was a possibility of re'-
I fnnatiljt'rlne' 4 ttt mnJ (n rt tilnnlnifti
passenger steamer' on the' run', and
substituting therefor a freight stea;
mer. The cable asked for further
advices as tq the situation here re
garding (he coastwise shipping law.
"A tonferenco was Immediately
held of representatives of the firms
of Castle & Cooke, Alexander & llald-
wln,-and Drawer & Co., tho local sub
scribers to the additional stock. of tho
Matson Navigation Co., with which
It was proposed to build the new
steamship In part, with tho result
that, advices have been forwarded to
the Matron Navigation Co. by cable,
advising the proceeding with the
Immediate construction of tho new Judgeships." stated Lnrnnch thin
passenger boat aa originally proposed, morning. "Judgo Parsons will prob
Irrespective of the attitude which ably take n recess in his court until
was taken by theChambcr of Com-j some news comes from Washington.
merce ai lis recent, meeting, nnu oi.
the possibility of the passage of the
bill enacting a suspension of the
coastwise shipping law.
"The local agents nf (tin Mntnnn
Navigation Co. feel' that were Cap
tain Mntbon fully aware of tho con
ditions here, especially of the atti
tude of tho merchants and the busi
ness community In general towards
his company, there would be no hesi
tation on his part In the matter of
proceeding with the construction of
the passenger boat, and'theso will be
fully outlined to him by the next out
"There certainly must exist a mis
understanding In the mind of Cap
tain Matson as to the real uttltude of
the business community towards his
company, he apparently rderoly bas
ing his Judgment on the action of the
Chamber of Commerce,"
frhat the attitude of the business
men, both the members of the Mer
chants' Association and the Chamber
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of Commerce, in spite of the fact that
the latter toted-fur suspension, la
most friendly tnwntds the .Matscn
Company, ns stated by l'etrle, ' wan
shown by the many expansions of
commendation which weru made nt
the recent meetings of both of thosn
ILL FROM HILO
Judge Parsons Waiting.
Foe News Of
Deputy Attorney Ocncritl Alexan
der I.arunch returned thlri morning
from .Hawaii, where he has been fot
tbe past thre'e wccUn prosecuting
enscs for the Territory Mr.-Larrincli
has been III the greater part of
stay on Hawaii, nnd was flnnHy
cd to quit work altogether nnd
Tho murder rasa which be has beet
trying bna been Mulshed, all but Di
guing the distinctions to tho Jur.
Jftst before this Important matter
was taken up Mr. I.arnuch lirokti
down under the strain completely,
and was obliged to turn the remain
der of his work over to Deputy Coun
ty Attorney Alull.
"Kvcryono on Hawaii Is anxiously
awaiting some nows regarding tho
hub is me day on which tho commlv
slons of three Circuit Judges expire.
It Is probable that Judge Parsons will
be reappointed." ,i.
Regarding the case of Countr At
torney Williams, who wbr sovrrel) ..
roasted In a recent report otwthc
(Irnnd Jury, nnd who Immediately
moved that tho report bo cxptlhjfgd
from tho, records, Mr. Larnnclt state!'
that nil the evldenco In tho raajtci
hna been tnken nnd tho argument
stnrted yesterday mornlnc. Anrid
should have been finished by today.
Former State Senator "Bull" An
drews, now of New Mexico, has ,becu
re-elected Territorial Delegate. 'Ho
Is n brother of Wesley It. Andrew,'
chairman of tho Pennsylvania Repub
lican Stnto Committee, I'"
Ships of the Atlantic Tlect ln,thi
annual fall target practise at Manjla.
nre reported us hhowlng much Im
provement over their gunnery ot last
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