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VOL. LU. NO. 40 HONOLULU, hWaII TERRITORY, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1909. SEMI-WEEKLY WHOLE NO. 30G2
STRIKEBREAKERS BY THE MRS. WM. A H. NERVOUS TAFT WHO BREAKDOWN. IS SUFFERING FROM IRS. TAFT IS NERVOUS
HUNDREDS CAR! EOR
TIE tilt. PLANTATIONS
Half the Japanese Field Hands at Ewa Have
Resumed Work Signs Are Encouraging
AH Along the Line.
' One thousand men are -working on Honolulu plantation about of
tho usual complement of laborers.
About a thousand laborers of various nationalities, picked up in town and
in tho country, in addition to the regular Chinese laborers on tho estate, aro
employed daily on the Waipahu plantation.
One-half of the Japanese laborers of Ewa who "laid off" on Friday, returned
to work yesterday morning.
Besult: Work is progressing, the cut cano Is being hauled in to tho mill,
2nd grinding Is going on as before. Over two thousand dollars cash Is daily
'lieliig paid out to "strike-breakers,'1 and tho Japanese strikers on at least two
plantations aro losing nearly five thousand dollars per day and food supplies
are sold by tho Japanese stores only for cash. Last night reports from the
throo managers of theso big sugar estates wero as follows:
Manager Benton of Ewa "About one-half of tho Japanese laborers returned
to work this morning. They have said nothing about their wants and
iavo sent no additional requests. The situation is about the same, otherwise."
Manager Bull of Oahu Plantation "Wo have about 300 men from Honolulu
at work; in addition to about a hundred that I collected down here, and
threo hundred regular laborers who remained at .work when tho Japanese
struck. Wo havo in tho neighborhood of a thousand men at work. They are
clearing up tho fields and getting the cano in to tho mill. This will be ground
day after tomorrow.'
Manager Boss of Honolulu Plantation' 'Six hundred men came down from
-town today, and I have three hundred and fifty working down hero In addition.
"Wo havo close on to a thousand men at work. Everything is quiet down here.
3 have hoard nothing more from the Japanese.' '
The backbono of tho labor strike was fairs, and was given acold 'reception
"broken yesterday morning when half
of tho Ewa plantation laborers returned
to work, and' both the Waipahu
and Alea plantations were
with nearly fourteen hundred
strikebreakers fr'om Honolulu and the
The news of the return of tho Ewa
men was the ,best kind of cheer, not
only for the agents of Ewa plantation,
but for all the planters Interested In
the labor crisis on Oahu and Honolulu
Furthermore, Agitator Fred Maklno
was practically ordered by the Ewa
men to keep bis hands oft their afr
ng his own joys by Bharing them with
Tho feast was asemblod at four in j
the afternpon and consisted of the most j
Selectable dainties of tho Chinese
sine. Tho greater part baffles descrip' 1
tion; but among tho list of choice
blea wero roast duck, fried Eastern j
oysters, baked fish, scallopod sago, 1
stewed chicken supplemented with .
lone, bamboo sprouts, 'mushrooms, etc.,
Ice cream, cakes and Chiueso nuts. Tho
dishes enumerated as well as those Unidentified
were al prepared in tho
uoso style. Beer and wins wero tho ,
Those who were bravo enough to par- j
take of the feast seemed to enjoy it,
while tho more timid wero satisfied I
merely to beo. The feast went merrily
on to the accompaniment of a din of j
iirecracners wuuu iuv gucsu nwauea
the arrival bt the bride, who was duo
at five o'clock.
She came promptly to the hour in a
hack from Honolulu preceded in an-
I other hack by h.er dressing maid and
paggage. uue guestB uT.teued
on tho occasion of his visit to'Ewa on
On Saturday the agitators sent word
through town that they expected all
house servants here who sympathized
with tl(e strikers to big up $2 each
as a fund with which to supply the
strikers with food and general living
necessaries. This proposition is reported'
to have roused llttlo Interest.
Army of Strikebreakers.
That It is easy to get men at (1.25
per day to help break the strike on
the sugar plantations was evidenced
(Continued on Pago Two.)
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLAR BRIDE
AND THOUSAND DOLLAR FEAST
All Wahiawa Turns Out to a Sumptuous Chinese
Wedding Bride Comes in on Serving
Woman's Back Firecrackers Galore.
Wahiawa society turned out en masso
Sunday afternoon to participate in tho
weddinc celebration of On, Vong, mer
chant and general man of affairs of-
the rapidly growing City of Pines.
. Mr. On Yone. with customary Chinoso
fcosplttillty, invited all tho townsfolk
and visitors to partako of tho bounty
of a genuino Chipese wedding feast
and with commendable catholicity extended
tho invitation to every person'
within tho radius of tho pineapple belt,
-whether his skin was white or yellow
or hia purse fat or slim) thus multiply J
Police Find Various Devices
for Warning the
Thirteen Is the unlucky number of
Chinese who were arrested In the
basement of the A
Berctnnla avenue and Achl lane, last
night and charged at the police station
with gambling. The raid on the
famous old gaming Joint was made
under the direction of Chief of Detectives
Leal, and many interesting
devices were discovered Which clearly
point to a surreptitious dallying with
Dame Fortune. A watchman was
found- In the' rear of the building, and
that worthy gave a tin can, lying
conveniently near,- a vicious kick Just
Supervisors "Authorized" Ex
pense, but Failed to
When a department of tho city and
county government has work dono on
county proporty merely on tho authorization
of tho Board of Supervisors that
such work may be clone, and tho bills
for such work are sent in to
'.to be O. K.M, and the bills como to tho
notice of the Mayor, tho latter frequently
finds a flaw.
This is the case with an authorization
of the board on April 29 when tho chief
of the firo department was authorized
to expend $100 for tho repair of an
engine heater. Tho work has been dono
and tho bills are' in. but according to
as he was taken in hand by the the warding of tho authorization of
APril 29 'his 100 shpuldiropcrly como
cers, so as to warn the players. He
proved to be Ah Fook, who was once
before prominent In a certain raid on
the Joint more than two years ago.
The ofllcers surrounded the bdlldlng
out of the firo department's expenso
fho bonrd paBcd tho authorization all
right, but failed to go further and
tho ,100. the
' Pwprlato During
and cut ort all means of egress. Ono
!c"flS1n to tho vote tho author-.
had V on
the specials, who had occasion
Jlzntion" it was generally understood
examine (1,0 labyrinthine struc
ture a few months ago, remembered a
trap dnor, which was once used as an
emergency exjt by -the gambling fraternity.
Officer Apana opened this
and was. lowered Into the Inky darkness
of a cellar by another policeman.
The doughty Chinese ofllcer was followed
by others, and they made their
way through a maze of doors and
tantly for a glimpse" of tho brido as the small openings. Flnnlly they came to
curtain of tho carriage wns unfastened .a partition with a space between Its
but in this they wero disappointed, top and the celling. Little Officer
truo to tho Ohlneso cuBtom, chl squeezed through this, landed on
(Continued on page 8.) (Contlnuea on Pago 8.)
$100 was to come out of tho
general fund, and would be in addition
to the regular expenses of tho firo department.
Hut tho board forgot to
"appropriate" tho amount, and tho
matter will havo to como up again at
this afternoon's session of tho county
More Boom at tho Jail.
Tho Mayor and tho Sheriff had a con.
fcrenco .with tho Govornor on Friday
relative to tho new county jail which
the bity and county is to assume charge
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
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AKWAI BUILDING, IN THE BASEMENT OF WHICH A CHINESE GAMBLING JOINT WAS BAIDED
BY DETECTIVES LAST NIGHT.
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IN SERIOUS CONDITION
(Associated Press Cablegrams.) ,
WASHINGTON, May 18. Mrs. TaTt has boon takon 111 with a nervous
breakdown. Tho President has lssuod a statement that hor condition is not)
MESSINA, Sicily, May 14. Tho United States battleship- North Carolina
arrlvou hero today.
WASHINGTON, May 14. Admiral HarriB will succeed Admiral Pcndloton,
tho rotiring commandant of tho Philadelphia navy yard.
PAIUS, May 14. Tho numbor of strikors is decreasing and tho general
tendency is toward tho general succoss of tho government policy resisting tho
VIENNA, Austria, May 14. Kaiser Wllhclm and U10 Empress of Qormany
arrived today and woro welcomed with fitting coromony by tho venerable Emperor
NAIROBI, East Africa, May 14. Kcrmit Roosovelt becamo separated front
his hunting party yesterday and was lost. Ho wandered about all night, and
thoro was great consternation in tho camp until ho was found this morning.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 14. Eight millions of dollars havo boon found
In tho Yildiz palaco, formerly occupied by tho Sultan Abdul Hamid. This im
monso fund will bo used to pay tho expense's of tho military expedition that
marched on tho capital and overthrew tho Sultan.
KANSAS CITY, May 15 Tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri
last night killed five people and injured fifty-five. Immense damage
was done to property.
LONDON, May 15. The bill introduced by Redmond in the
Commons, removing the civil disabilities of Roman Catholics', provides
for 'the alteration of objectionable clauses in the accession
oath of British sovereigns, in which the ruler is pledged to oppose
the Church of Rome ; and repealing all a,cts prohibiting the residence
in Great Britain of Jesuits and other monastics and their acquisition
ROME, May 15. The Cabinet has approved the naval program
calling for the expenditure of 852.800,000 for the building of four
Dreadnoughts and several cruisers.
MANILA, May 15. The Legislature has elected Benito Le-
garda and Manuel Quezon delegates in Congress.
WABiiiJMUTOJN, May id. An agreement tann is not oxpoctoa to
be reached before August.
BEBLIN, May IS. Banking concerns interested in tho settlement of tho
Ohlneso railroad concessions havo arranged therefor.
ESQUIMALT, May ID. British' naval officers hero will ontertaln tho officers
and Admiral of the Japanese training cruiser stiuadron, Aso and Soya.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15. Papko knocked out Hugo Kelly in tho first
round of tho forty-five round fight hero today for tho middleweight champion-Ship
of the world. Botting at the rlngsldo was ton to eight on Papko.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 16. A sharp earthquake was felt
here last night. Glassware was broken throughout the city.
HELENA. Mont.. Mav 16. In an earthauake here last nmht
the wall of oftc house was thrown down and minor damage done.
WINNIPEG, May 16. An earthquake shock lasting twenty
seconds was felt here yesterday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 16. Yale defeated Harvard in the
SAN FRANCISCO, Mhy 17. Rear Admiral W. T. Swinburne,
U. S. N., will haul down his flag today as commander of the Pacific
fleet and will be succeeded by Rear Admiral Uriel Sebrce. Admiral
Swinburne will go to Washington to serve on the compulsory retirement
SEOUL, May. 17. VJscount Sone has left for Tokio at the
summons of Prince Ito. It is believed that Ito will resign his post
as Resident-General of Korea to direct Japan's policy toward
China, and that Sone will succeed him in Seoul.
PARIS, May 17. The postal strike is practically dead. Only
four hundred strikers are still out, and they are expected to return
to work today.
MANILA. Mav 17. The U. S. Army transport KiipatncK nas
sailed for New York, via Suez, with the Tenth U. S. Cavalry on
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. John D. and Adolph spreckois navo niea a
against carrying out tho trust clause in tho will of Claus Sprockets,
which Involves 3,000,000. This may mean a test of tho validity of tho will
as a whole, '
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. Yesterday Rudolph Spreckels testified In tho
Calhoun trial. It was tho first time ho had beon called in tho graft cases.
LONDON, May 18. George Meredith, tho novelist, is dead of heart-failure.
WASHINGTON, May 18. Today President Taft will take up tho question
of changing tho hours of labor in, tho departments by turning tho clocks back
two hours betwocn May 1 and October 1, thus providing for earlier work irt
summer and longer evonlngs for recreation.
PARIS, May; J8 Tho majority of tho strikors havo roturned to work.
FLUSHING',. ong Tsland, May 17. Captain Halns.was today sentenced
for killing Ann'fs, whom ho charged with ruining his homo. Ilains" conviction
of manslaughter in tho first degree made it possiblo for the Judgo to sentenco
him to -years' Imprisonment. Tho Judgo gave Halns an intermediate
sentence of from eight to sixteen years, This means that under good behavior
ho may bo released In eight years.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17. Admiral Sebrco today assumed command of
tho Pacific fleet and hoisted his flag on the cruiser Tennessee. Tho flagship,
accompanied by tho cruisers Washington and California, sails this evening for
Tacoma, where tho ships of tho fleet will assemble for tho naval ceremonies on
Puget Sound consequent to tho opening of the Alaska-Yukon Exposition.
MANILA, May 17. The flret squadron of tho torpedo flotilla sailed today
for Nagasaki to avoid tho heat. Admiral Harbor's squadron of tho Pacific fleet
will spend the summer away from tho Philippines.
ST, PAUL, Minnestoa, May 17. The officials of Jhe Great Northern railroad
have offered a reward of $00,000 for the capture of tho Sims Tobbers, who held
up a train at Moise, Washington, on Sunday,
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 17. Five officers of tho Turkish army wero
hanged today for conspiracy to overthow tho government.
Aldon Besso, Lumber Packet.
Now that Captain Mfllcr has sold out
tho major interest in tho Miller Salvage
Company, rumors havo been rife on
tho waterfront as to what will bo dono
with tho bark Aldcn Bcsse, of which
Captain Denny is the skipper. That she
would bo ltept in tho wood-carrying
routp between Hilo and this port seemed
out of tho question, as tho first, last
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and only trip of the hark in this business
was anything but a success from a
financial standpoint. It is probable that
tho boat will be sont (0 tho Bound for
a lumber curgo as soon ' as the frolght
rates go up n little. At the present
time, it is said, the freight ratos for
lumber aro so low that it would hardly
pay tho owners of tho boat to send hor
up there, This disposal is what will
eventually bo made of the Aldon Besso,