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VOL. XI. NO. 4233.
11 PAGES. HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1909. 14 PAGES,
PRICE 5 CENTS.
TO MAINLAND FIRM
Lord Cables Pacific Coast Company
is Lowest Bidder at $2,371,000
Captain Matson is Stockholder
In Concern Lord Company Is
Two million, throe hundred ami sov-nity-oiiu
thousand ilnllurH was lliu 1w
i'Hl Mil put in for lliu construction of
tliu I'cnrl Iliirlior dodock, and the
successful bidder wuh tlio I'aclflc Coast
Contracting Comimtiy. or which Cnv
tain Matson Ih u largo stockholder,
according to a cabin locolvey by Frank
Thompson IIiIh motnlng fiom Z. J.
I.okI, announcing tint lusult of lliu
IiIiIh, which cIiikcmI at 11 o'clock this
A cablegram from tlio Associated
Piosa correspondent at Washington,
tellB n different story, howuver.
The specifications provide that lliu
lock, over all, shall bu ll'ij root In
length nml that tlio elevation of tlio
coplliK shall u 108 feet abovu ilatmn
lihino. Datum plans Ih fixed at 100
foot below niuaii low water mark.
Tlio dimensions of the drjdock will
he an followK:
Klovutlon of coping, 108 feot; eleva
tion of mean high water, in I. CO foot;
BOOTH 18 FREE
ON ARSON CHARGE
JUDGE DE BOLT SUSTAINS DEMURRER AND RULES THAT IT IS NO
OFFENSE AGAINST THE LAW FOR A MAN TO SET
FIRE TO His DWELLING
It Is no crime In tlio Territory of
Hawaii for a mint to bum his own
limine, or to hlio another mnn to limn
It. Judge )" Holt " IilM th'.s mom
Iiik when lie sustained the demiiner
In tliu caso of Chailcs W. Ilooth, In
dieted for arson, and dismissed tlio
pilsoner. Unless Iho flro Is llahlu to
I'lidniiKor the safety of other liulldiiiKs
or tliu lives of other persons, a man,
nccoidlUK to tlio laws of this Tout
toiy, has a perfect right to burn down
his house. It Is up to the Insurance
companies to deteimlno whether h
tliould ho prosecuted for getting Insur
Tliu cusu was not tiled upon Its
merits, so no tiiicstlon of Iho guilt or
Innocence of Ilooth and his alleged
accomplice, David Kalama Kaaiimnua
enteis Into tliu ruling of tlio court. Tlio
tilling was bolely upon tliu demiiner,
which was based upon tliu ground that
tliu alleged arson constituted no of
There is more to the cut of the Trousers than most men
imagine; in PARAGON trousers, there is a distinctiveness
that men know and like.
They are pre-shrunk, correctly tailored, and rightly
priced. Let us show you some of our line Spring trousers.
elcMitlon of lop of keel and docking
l.uul lilockH, (10 feet; elovntlou of sill
,nt entrance, (1(1.60 feet; eluvatlon of
jslll at middle caisson, Cr.G0 feet; olovn-
lion of Hour of dock, 04,50 feet; length
(nor alt of dock on center lino from
outside of apron, 1195 feet; length of
dock from iusldu of coping at head of
I outer sill, 11S2 feot; width of dock oer
oil at copliiK loud, 140 feet; width In
.body of dock between copings, 130
feet: width between faces of altar at
hIII leeg, 9R feet; width between faces
of lowest nltiirH, 93 feet; width of en
trance at coping loel, 113 feet I
IikIioh; width of entianco at level of
mean high water. 111 feel 10 3-1(1
Inches; ijeptli of coping level to floor
of dock, 43 feet G inches; depth, cop
ing leiel to hIII of dock, 41 feet C
Inchon; depth, moan hlghwatcr at
l'enl Hiirbor to sill of dock, 35 feet;
dlrtlmue between cuIbboii seat No, 1
and calHiu i neat No. 2, 25 feet; dls-
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fense under Iho laws of tint Territory.
Tlio demurrer was argued at length
by tliu Attorney (leneral's dupiittmuut
and by A. 0. M. Itoboitsuu, who ap
peared with Kinney, Marx, I'rosser &
Anderson for tliu defendant. Judge
Do Holt then made his ruling, sustain
ing tliu demurrer and saying In effect
that a man has u right to burn his own
house or hlie someone else to do it for
him. lie ordered that C. V. Ilooth be
discharged and tlio Indictment
The Attorney Oeneral's department
then enteieil a nolle prosequi in the
rase of Kuauiirma, charged with hav
ing, at the Instigation of Ilooth, sit
(lie to lloolh's lioiibo on Juno 18, 1903,
Whether any further action In tl."
mutter will bu taken Is problematical
Unless tliu statuto of limitations runs
against them, the Insurance company
may hi lug a civil action to recover tlio
Insurance money collected by Ilooth
FOUR BILLS FOR
Territory Gets $23,000
For What It Spent On
COASTWISE SUSPENSION IS
STILL IN COMMITTEE
Western Congressmen Oppose Extcn-
sion or reclamation Service.
The Postmaster Apl
Kdltor i: V o n I n g Bulletin:
This week has marked tliu missago
by Congress of four bills for Hawaii.
Through our success In having tliu
two Maul electric franchise hills ro-l
(xjited by the Senate Committee early.
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111 1IIU nesniuii, WU WUIU 11UIU IU lllll
them re-Inserted In tliu Omnibus Tei
rltorls hill in conference; the confer
ces accepted those measures this week
and tlio bill was passed, containing
both those franchises and also that
for thu Wahlawa Water Company.
lesieruay senator Forauer secured
tlio passage of my bill to reimburse
the Territory for lighthouse mainte
nance. As this bill had already iast
ud the House. It will at once add
more than $23,000 to the Territorial
Ticasury. It has required four years
of repeated effort to secure this sum,
which Indicates how slow Congress Is
to provldo for even undisputed claims.
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iiu I'uiiiiiiiK uiii iu iimeiiu iiiu luiiu
laws and the Organic Act has been
referred to a sub-committee, with
whom we shall go over the bill In
detail; It Is hoped by this means to
have the measure put Into thu best
shape possible to work out a practical
homestead law. It is doubtful whe
ther the filial slmpo of the hill can
he agreed upon In time for passage at
this session of Congress.
Western members of the Conimlt
tco on irrigation have shown strong
opposition to my bill to extend tlio
terms of the Reclamation Act to Ha
waii; under these conditions, It will
be extremely dllucult to secure a fa
vorable report on my hill even though
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DANCE rUMGIlf AT
Tho Moana Hotel will give a daneo
tonight, to which the ladles, o Ulcers,
and passengers of the transport Slier.
Idan, which arrived this morning
fiom San Francisco, ore cordially In
vited, as well ns all Army and Navy
folk and townspeople. Special music
has been arranged for and a general
gcod time Is assured,
$5 a Year
LEGISLATORS ARE CONSPIRACY CHARGE
COMING TO TOWN.IS MADE BY TRENT
Country Members For
Smith -Ai President
Legislators liyltlio diwn c
this morning on a lie tmnts ft
other Ishuids. .
Itepiilillcans, Demon its and Ilomiv
Killers filed into town and weru hunted
lately hustled on I luo homo of
trletids or liultonlinl. it at once by
thosu Interested 'In the unices to he
handed out and the bills to he handed
In and the resolution Jolii to he passed
oor to the Oovenmr when the Legis
lature opens on -Wedie sihi) next.
llolstelu seems to li.ivo u final hold
on the Speakership of tho llouro. Thu
great problem is to whom ho will
tlirow his Influence for the olllce of
clerk. Thero Is a, report that ho will
support Woodward and thu Central
Committee crowd will work for Lloyd,
ltuv, H. L. Dosha came down with him.
The practically unniilmuiis sentiment
of tho oulsldo districts Is for W. O,
Smith as I'lusldcnt of tho Senate. One
man says that If W O does not ac
cept thero will bu the most beautiful
est" row Imaginable at (lie very start
of tho session.
Palmer Woods will get the complt
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IMdlo Iloyd was this morning paroled
by Governor Krear
This liberation fiom Jail, which was
not entirely unexpected, comes at the
end of more than three years of prison
life undergone bv thu man who was
onco Commissioner of I'uldic Lands
and who was comlcted of peculations
aggregating many thousands of dol
lars. Iloyd has aheady obtained a job and
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A danco will be given at tho Seaside
hotel this evening for tho olllcers and
passengers of the transport Sheridan
and thu town people. Music by Kaal's
THE BEST THAT MONEY
Island Fruit Co.,
72 S. KINO. PHONE 15.
Our Boys Are
to climate and hard runs. They nev
er give up when told to rush.
NEW SHIPMENT OF HIGH GRADE, IMPORTED
Answer In County Case
FACTS IN CASE ADMITTED
AS TRUE BY BEPONDEM
Matter Was Not Argued This Morn
ing But Will Come Up For
Hearing Next Monday.
Tho Hepuhllcan putty entered Into
a conspiracy against Mayor Joe Kern.
Such Is tho amusing charge made In
the answer of Treasurer lllchard
Tient to the complaint of Chan. Cos
ter In his petition for an nlternatlvo
writ of mandamus to the Treasurer
to compel the latter to sign the halt
month salary warrant of Coster.
The answer, which was II led this
morning. Is a voluminous document
and Includes a long list of exhibits.
The facts iu tho complaint are virtu
ally all admitted, but the answer seta
up the appointments by the Mayor un
tier tho Municipal Act and denies tlio
validity of the act of tho retiring
Hoard of Supervisors at their, last
stsslon abolishing ult oftlces, appoint
ments, etc., made during the three
mid n half years of County govern
ment, ns contrary to the provisions
of the Municipal Act. It Is claimed
that there was a conspiracy on the
part of the Kopubllcans to beat tho
new Major out of Ills privileges and
picrogutlves and that, therefore, liny
appointments made by anybody else
than him aro Illegal.
The matter was not argued at all
In the Circuit Court this morning.
Upon receiving his copy of the an
swer, Deputy County Attorney Mll-
vctton nkUc.l fo. n continuance In
order to glvo him time to fumlllnrUo
himself with the contents of tlio doc
ument. Ho stated that thero might
be somo questions of fact, and that
If ho should find anything of the
Kind, he wanted them argtied and de.
W. A. Kinney, for the respondent,
acquiesced In Mr. Mllvcrton's request
fur a continuance, and the caso went
over until Monday afternoon at 2
o'clock. At that time, If tho oppos
ing attorneys nre agreed as to the
facts In the case, Judge Robinson will
reserve tho matter to tho Supreme
Judgo Robinson made the state
ment that he would be glad to get the
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DANCEAT MOANA HOTEL
Tlfero will ho a dance at tlio Moana
Hotel tonight In honor of the olllcers
and ladles on board lliu transport
Shcrlduu. All olllcers and ladles of tlio
different cnmjis and guests of the other
hotels are cordially Invited
FOR WOOD OR IRON BEDS,
For Dry Dock
WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 13.
construction of the great drydock to be erected at Vcarl Harbor. The
bids were made under six items of varying specification.
I C. M. Leech of Boston was the lowest bidder in nil p.uticulars. His
price for the construction of the doc k, 705 feet long with nil the acces
sories complete, was $1,880,885.
Tho dirierencv with the I.oid cablegram kMhk another n Iho
lowest bidder, and at a much hlglu'i llguie. Is not explained by local poo
pie Some believe that Lord's figures had to do ulili amended gpcclllca
MtT.WAttVT-T Wi, Vnli m
jnred today by the collapse of the ro)f
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Feb. 13. -The volcano of Colima is in ciup
tion. The towns in the vicinity are terrorized.
TO COMMAND AT CAVITE'
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 13.
mand of the Naval Station at Cavite
-i i ifi
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 13. Two
and Rio Grande today. They robbed
IGNORING OF MAYOR
People WonderWhy City's
Chief Executive Was
Ills Honor Mayor Kern was not
among tho Invited gucstB who icvlewed
tlio parade of tho troops yesterday
forenoon. His abscnen, which was duo
to tho fact that ho was not luvltcd hy
thu Govomor, or tho Committee', who
hud churgo of the Lincoln Day celcbrn
tlon, has caused a good nu.ny people
especially among thu Hawaiian to d
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"For the Outside Man, this wet
weather" we ltave just received a
new lot of shoes made especially to
our order of tough Willow Calf, with
a heavy double Viscolized sole.
For the man who needs protection
from the damp, our advice is:
"Get a pair and do away with Shoe
Worry, This Wet Season."
PRICE $5.00 and WORTH MORE.
Shoe Co., Ltd.
1051 FORT ST. i
"The Place To Buy Shoes"
Tltcic were ejjrht bidders for the
Pie. flwmon P, A Trill..,! o-l I
of a building in which they were
Nazo will succeed Harris iu com-
iren held un n train on the Denver
tip mail and escaped.
Wireless Tells of Trouble
On Mohican and 4
The lue.iMng of a (ap.tnn on thu
1'UiU Mohliuti wax lespuiislhlo for
the tiiuilile i pi-i u-incil at so.i on
.Satunl.n I i win ti the towing cablo
hitween i In I. m Mae mid tho Molilian
bu. li aid It ii i lit- hailing ycsslI at
tl.e iin-i. i ii ilie waen for uever.il
Tin .M-.liii mi which Is bringing
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J. Hbpp & Co.,
185 KING ST.
THE KASH CO., LTD.
CORNER OF FORT and HOTEL STS.
D23 FORT STREET