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Cacti Grow Barbs.
Arrests do not Sftp
the Harbor Dredging.
History is Given of
) the Q:ens, Abdication.
Files His Brief.
arc Again in Focus.
Honoluh;, -AiiLMist 2 J. Light
foot has made a partial report ns
receiver of t lie Hawaiian lien 1 1 y
and Maturity Co., the concern
whose looting by L. K. Kentwdl
and wife was nia1e public lut
'iVr.TTlw liabilities of the com
pany are sFGOJU ii "0, whi'e the as
sets consist of. real estate, leases,
promissory notes, secured and un
secured, and I. O U's. Some of
the real estate is of doubtful title
and a large proportion of the paper
worthless. Lesfees of land in Ha
makua, with one slight exception,
have ignored demandsfor rnt and
the receiver having been unable as
yet to view'the land cannot state
its value. The largest of the notes
is'thnt of William Webster for
$1461.24 and the maker, the re
ceiver is informed, "is in the Phili
ppine islands and is a person abso
lutelywithout property or credit.''
Webster went to Manila to manage
a branch of the company there but
before long the local authorities
interfered with it and the company
had to send n large amount of
money there to square matters.
The story of the wrecking of the
concern by the Kentwelis has been
fully told before. This statement
of the mode of operation of the con
cern is given by the receiver:
"Persons were invited to invest
in the company their savings at
the rate of two dollars per month
for which they were to receive one
certificate with four coupons of ."0
f'iach attached. After the payment
of seventy-live monthly instalment
the certificate matured whereupon
the investor was entitled, upon
giving certain notice to cash each
of the four coupons for $"0 each,
or to receive in all $200 for their
investment of $15'J.
"The certificate provides for
fines and penalties for tradiness in
payment of monthly instalments;
provides further that in case pay
ment shall be neglected 6r refused
before $20 has been paid in, every
thing paid in shall e forfeited to
the company; and in case of such
delinquency after the payment of
$20, the investor shall be entitled
to receive fifty per cent of the
amount paid in by him. The cer
tificate also provides for the invesf
ment in a certain prescribed man
ner, of the funds received from sub
scribers. When the payments were
made, they were entered in a small
book kept by the investor."'
For a while things ran smoothly
but the boojes were kept in such
manner as to be "practically value-
lets lor the purpose of showing the
receipts and expenditures of those
moneys. It seems to be clear
however, that the moneys received,
found their way with little delay,
into the pockets of L. K. Kentwell
and Annie Holt Kentwdl, his
wife." Among victims of' the
swindling were residents of the
leper settlement who lost si. thou
sand dollars. In conclusion Mr
"The receiver has on occasions
called the at tention of the Attorney
Ganerul and the United States Dis
trict Attorney to breaches of the
criminal law commit teed by L. K
Kentwell and his brother A. II
. Kentwell, but the last named
gentlemen were shrewd as they
were dishonest and it has, as yet,
been found impossible to have
them brought back to the Territory
on a criminal charge. It is hoped,
however, that this will be accom
plished before long.
"The receiver hopes to be able to
make a final report and distribute
the moneys in his hands, making a
final report of his doings, in three
or four months from the date here
of." L. K. Kentwell went to New
York about two years ago, giving
out that he was going to complete
his law studies there. He put him
self ostentatiously in the way t f
being held up under the Chinese
exclusion law at San Francisco,
having some C'hiue'-e blood, but
the authorities did not gratify his
thirst for notoriety-in that regard.
San Fernando always his ,h:id
lots of cactus of its own audit all
had spines. It is y r.v spinelu! and
tin' natives won't go within calling
distance of a bunch for fear of gett
ing splinter's in them. A sugges
tion that a cow should eat any of
this vegeta blc porcupine would be
derided, even by. the cow.
The nursery people luard that
Luther P.nrbuuk had appl'nd his
wise wizard mind to the end t hat
he could grow unaniioi-.-il cactus;
also that it was good fodder for
This was good news. It meant
that the San Fernando valley, which
has been more or less maligned by
fastidious people who did not like
lizards, spines and thirst, was to he
blessed with rich, juicy cactus which
one might gather as safely as plums.
Nay, the kine and equine might
nip oil the smooth, fat leaves with
the utmost pleasure and profit.
The nursery people were wiliing
to give the best sod of the place if
Mr. Bui-hank would si nd some
plants. lie did this and several
icres were planti d. The planters
then set by awaiting the meadow of
cacti. It came up. militant with
pines. Perhaps" it was not sostvong
on the protective feature as the na
tive article, but no cow, unless it
were one contemplating suicide,
would have (iteh any of the wiz
ard's "spineless" variety.
The nursery people, it is under
stood, who are not of the spini less
ind, don't appiceiatc the joke on
themselves. They think it was
wasted energy, to say the least, to
plant more cactus in the valley and
of the same old sort .
Two Spuds Where
.One Grew Before.
Watcrbury (Conn. ), August Hi.
Some experiments recently eon-
ducted successfully by Manuel Wil
son of Woleott, in which he raised
potatoes under and above ground on
the same vine or bush, are destined
to revolutionize tin' potato industry.
New York city alone consumes more
than a million bushels yearly . Mr.
Wilson is know as an inventor of
fertilizers and has won a name as a
farmer of wide information in re
gard to vegetables.
He has the new potatoes growing
above and below ground, the one
not in the least' diminishing the
other. Next year he plans to go
extensively into the culture of the
hush variety. Mr. Wilson says the
new potatoes will cut the cost of the
tubers in half to poor people. In
the future the pitalocs, he says,
will be grown in the back yards or
indoors, like roses, a room growing
enough for a small family.
The new product may be boiled
in five minutes and baked in eight
minutes. The jxitato is a cross be
tween the 1 Scanty of Hebron and
"In order that the new vegetable
may be protected from the sun, na
ture has given it an extra thick
skin," declares Mr. Wilson. "It
is well known that such a potato,
without a thick skin, would practi
cally be useless, because of (he sun
taste which underground potatoes
after being burned by the sun have.
Mine are fully Ha von-d and should
give to the public the most ideal
potato we have ever yet had."
Just now, in addition to his bush
raised potato, Mr. Wilson has on
exhibition a field of hybrid corn,
llu- union oi two,, winch exceeds
the best early corn by a'xiut a fort
night in fruition, and which pos
sesses all the qualities of both the
Another curious product which
1 . I.. ..I'.. 1 i
in- iias uns year raised on hi larin
is a combination tomato and pitat
plant, the spuds growing as usual
at tie- root i f the plant, the tops of
the vim s U-ing covered with laiLM
an 1 beautiful ripe tomatoes.
TI.e farmer is a di.-ciple of Put her
ISurb.nik, the California hybridist
Paris, August 17. French physi
cians have found a new and, tle-v
claim. 1 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 1 1 I c - remedy
It is chloroform.
They state that the gravity of a
ease of sunstroke is proportionate to
the amount of fatigue the path lit
has undergone immediately preceding-the
attack. In itj worst form
there is syncope accompanied by in
tense cerebral disturbances, liable to
result in death. The therapeutics of
the malady have lone been obscure.
The commonest remedies have be, n
bleeding, cold applications, etc.
The new treatment is simply chlo
roform given by way of inhalation
or swallowed in a dilution of water.
Tin" reason for this lx-ncficial action
of chloroform in cases of sunstroke
may he given in a few words.
The syncope, the collapse, the
fainting, which are the most serious
states, are not due, as has been
thought, to momentary parrlysis of
certain nerve gangalia or to any ex
ceptional rigidity of the cardiac
muscles; they arc due solely to the
exceptional work the heart has been
called upon to do. The heat has
accelerated the normal rhythm of
the heart. It has overworked it.
The veritable paralysis which ensues
is the logical consequence of this
On the other hand the very fati
gue of the cardiac muscles permits
the circulatory system to be Hooded
with veritable organic poisons, which
ultimately come in contact- with the
the cellular elements of the brain,
irritate them and produce, by reflex
action, a convulsive condition of the
Chloroform calms the movements
of the heart, diminishes the xeita
bility f.f tin- nerve ganglia and, in
almost every instance, cures in a few
Pratt Advises- Change in
Island Land Laws.
San Francisco, August 1". --With
the view of preventing further land
frauds in the Hawaiian Islands and
of making conditions im in-' promis
ing for settlors there, J. W. Pratt,
Land Commission) r for the terri
tory of Hawaii, arrived on the
steamer Alameda this week, en
route to Washington. Mr. Pratt's
journey is the direct result of the
visit of Secretary Garfield to the Is-
Mr. Pratt declares that the land
records oi Hawaii are contusing ami
the land laws cumbersome, and
that Kith must be made like Un-
American laws and records.
The old Hawaiian laws apply
to the taking tip and ownership of
land on the Island," Coiniuissioni r
Pratt has asserted, "and they are
The matter of the reclamation
of rich lands which cannot at pre-
ent be irrigated is another matter I
will endeavor to bring to the atten
tion of Washington, with Secretary
Garfield's aid . That will mean a
Federal appropriation, but the lands
will he more than worth it
"What wc want on the islands is
a short season crop .something liki
wheat and similar crops here. It
takes two years to get results from
pineapples and sugar, and four
years for coUcc, and we want to
plant something that will pay tin
planter while he is waiting fort host
ot her crops to mat lire.'" Examiner,
A SOCIAL BUNDER.
H 11 V did lilllK S Willow eel So
indignant at his funeral?"
1 lie uiciiihcrs ol Ins Voitiulei )
hose com pa nv sent him a lloral lire-
IIFAPli IN A RESTAURANT.
Puncher I- this meant to
Waitress "Yes, ii."
Puncher (.-areastically ) Tin n
for heaven's sake take it away and
.bury it." Uo.-ton Transcript.
Honolulu. August 27. At mid
night last night the dredger people
were making arraugi incuts to start
up the dredging work again in the
Fwa end of the harbor. Work had
been discontinued at (1 o'clock when
Captain Otwill personally arrested
the dredge operator and .lames H.
Boyd, the timekeeper. Most of the
men on the watch were told to go
home, but at the 11 o'clock shift
s nne of t he night watch who had
not heard of t he-order were on hand
and ready to go to work. A new
engineer anil fireman were located
and sent over to the dredger. Steam
had been kept up and the work was
Mr. Dillingham stated last night
that during the statcm-nt- he made
the ether day to Tinted States
District Attorney Breckons concci ti
the whole situation, Captain Otwell
was present, and made but, one cor
rection to all he said, and he felt
that the situation would be made
clear and result in the contractors
being permitted to go ahead with
If permitted to continue, the con
tractors state that the work under
the contract will In- completed with
in a period of three months, al
though the contract period allowed
will not expire before late in VMY.K
The entire controversay has, at
the request of Major P.iddle, of the
Engineer Corps, San Francisco, been
taken up by correspondence with his
office and his recommendations are
llixiolisly awaited by the dredging
"Harold," said his father, stern
ly, "how did you get that jelly
without your -mother's knowing
"Since you must know, pa," re
plied the smart infant, calmly, "I
got it, so to speak, syrup-titiously,"
The old crone took the hand
the beautiful girl.
"Beware!", she cackled. "lSc-
ware, my child: A dark man will
cause you hours of pain.''
"He has already caused me hours
of pain," said the beautiful girl.
"Yes, indeed; he is my dentist ."
"lint," protested the wayward
on, "you should make allowance
for the follies of youth."
'Huh!'' growled the o
"If it wasn't for the allowance vou
get there would
LA DIP'S FIRST.
Two miners were returning from
i lecture at the village 1 institute,
when one of them, alter n thought
ful pause, remarked
"Say, P.ill! 1 doan'l see the
necessity o' bringing chaps frae
London to teach us about manners
io bad as
that feller made out!"
"(' course we ain't !
"Not by a long way," went on
the first. "1 never swear ' before
my wifi "
"No more don't 1!" put in Pill.
1 alius sez ladies fust! That's
Iiriggs is there such a thing as a
i.riggs Mirtlv. tiiiein winch
you succeed in breaking away lrom
the gill without becoming engaged
to her." Des Moines Register am
WHAT HE M KANT.
Mrs. Tillitt A woman can dies
well on a sum that would keep a
mau looking shabby ?
Mr. D-iM That's right. The
sUi.l li.y w'.t'o dresses on keeps me
shabby all the year 'round. Day
Honolulu, August -"v At the I Honolulu. August 2. - M. F. Pros
meeting of the Historical Society last s,,-. attorney tor Lieutenant J.. F.
evening Chief Justice Ilartwell gave ; Carter, the man wno became known
the history of theabdication of (iieen through his assault on Reporti r
Liliuokalahi. which document he j Moore of the llulletiu, has tiled his
drafted. He submitted the drafts
made showing the corrections made
thein by the (jueen.
An interesting paper by Howard
ISallou on Hawaiian holography
was also read, lie has collected the
titles of thousands of volumes where
in reference is made to Hawaii,
which will soon lie published by the
Congressional library. The pair
also gave the history of printing in
the Islands while in another j taper,
ISallou told of the work of the early
A. F. Judd read some very inte
resting extracts from a newly dis
covered portion of the .lournul or
diary of Dr. (i. P. Judd. It covers
the period 1-S:',0 and 1S;!1, the death
of P.oki and the beginning of the
controversy with the early Catholic
An extract from the journal of
(iorhatu D. Oilman giving an ac
count of a Journey in a canoe along
t he Kauai Pali in 1 S was not read
because of the latent ss of the hour
but will be published in the prceed
ings of the society.
REFLECTIONS ON MARS.
If Mars is filled with beings who
are filled with brains and sense,
Why don't they let ns know it,
since our interest is intense?
They tell us our astronomers
tln.t Martian folks are more
Intelligent by far than we, which
cuts us to the core.
Now, since those Martians know so
much and are so cute and keen
Why don't they better advertise
their Thinkunibob Machine?
So far as our savants can see, the
Martians merely make
Canals that run from pole to pole
with here and there a lake.
Of course in irrigation work they
beat us for a fact
But then we're irrigating some, as
per, the Carey act;
And as for ditches, theirs are long
and doubtless deep, but, ah!
Just look what we're about to do
down there in Panama.
We must admit those Martian
minds have solved the riddle old
(Which still remains uns .Ived on
earth) of why a sphere is poled.
Not only have they found their
poles, both north and south
The same to fertilize their soil; and
that's a fertile thought ;
For when tin
now and icebergs
melt they sluice the waters far
To beautify their deser' spots and
make instead of mar.
But still I cannot understand how
such amazing minds
Don't find a way to cross the gulf
and study other kinds
Of irriiiation such as ours. Why
don't they fraternize
With liieiidly folk in othei spheri s
(of lift ) and other ski-?
Well. I've my own opinion, which
now and here uncork ;
Those Martians are provincial, like
the people in New Jersey
New Jersey Sun.
Have money and the world
Will shake you by the hand,
Have none and the world
Will shake you! Understand?
AS IT HAPPENED.
Maud Muller on asummei's day
Pretended to he raking hay.
A local judf e came riding by,
She thought he was a' fat old guy.
The judge his nether lipdid curl;
Considered Maud a lazy girl,
lie gave this nag a sounding slap
And bade that animal "'Oidiiap!"
Prosaic was the episode,
His honor vanished down the
lie did.i't want Maud fur his
How unrotuantic is this life!
St. Louis Republic.
1 '1 11 f hi I'ol-e the Supreme Court ill
tic a pi teal
tr'.et ( ' ,in t .
the ease from the 1 is
Tll" l'.ll-s!ioll of juris
diction alone is dealt with.
Hestat'-s in the opening para
graph of the brief that there is no
dispute as to the facts of the case be
fore the Court, both parties admit
ting that assault and battery w.is
committed, but that said assault and
battery was committed uhii a cer
tain tract of land within tin- District
of Honolulu known as the "Naval
Station Hawaii," which was ceded
to the Government by the Republic
of Hawaii. The question of law,
states the brief, is whether or not
the Tcrritoril courts have jurisdic
tion over misdemeanors committed
on land n served by the Federal Oov
ernineiit for naval and military put
Prossergoes into detail in attempt
ing to show by the authorities in
other cases that the Naval people
should handle the ease istead of the
HIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
He led her away from the crush
on the dancing floor to a bench be
neath an artificial palm.
''I I have, brought you here to
tell you something that has been
on my mind for some time," he
Visions of a romantic proposals
flitted across her mind.
"You have?'' she responded coy
ly. "Yes. something I know will in
Now she was almost looking for
the gleam of the ring in his hand.
"Oracious! What is it you wish
to tell me, Mr. Basswood?"
"Well er I don't know exact
ly how to go about it?"
'"Oh; don't be bashful."
"Why, yon see
"Y?s! Yes! t!o ahead, dear."
"Er 1 bought you off from the
crowd to tell you "
"To to tell you 'that there are
two buttons loose on the back of
your waist and "
But with an arctic-circle stare
she swept by him and George was
Mrs-. Jenkins heard humors con
cerning her friend Mrs. Brady ami
went in search of her.
"They tell me you are work in'
day and night, Mrs. Brady," she
"Yes, Mrs, Jenkins. I'm under
lionds to keep the peace for pullin'
i the w hiskers out of that old scoun-
drcl of a husband of mine.
Those who can play usually let a
When a man abuses his own
town, he abuses himself.
You can get a fool to do any
thing by daiing him to do it.
When a man neglects a duty, he
says: "I was too busy;" but usual
ly he was too lazy.
The difference is apparent early.
Boys have as much fun in drowing
a kitten as girls have in hunting
If a man lives to he 30, and has
never loved hut one woman, it is
because he has never seen but one
Sometimes you meet a girl who
is still a baby at 1 1 or 15; and
when you do, you have met the
sweetest thing on earth.
An Atchison woman gets so mud
at herself when she beats herself
playing solitaire that she cries and
throws the card.- out of the window.
Win n a man gets mad there is
only one woman in the world, be
sides his wife, who knows how mad
he can get. and that is the tele
phone gi:-. From the Atchison