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If yon ,wnnt if) day'sNcws, to-dny yon can lltul It In THE ST A It Tho Hnwallun Htn Is tho paper thm irocs Into tho bcM homes of llonolul I I VOL. X. HONOLULU, H. I., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1902. No. 3268 TTTr JLJL'Jh iff 4 .' r 1: ?; r ! 4; . HAWAII HAS SECRETARY OUTLINES SOME OF THEM LETTER FROM GOVERNOR DOLE ft IN WHICH . SOME IMPROVE MENTS ARE MENTIONED MANY PEOPLE WISHED TO BE HEARD. The senatorial commission opened session at the naval station this morn lng promptly at ten o'clock. The ses Blon was opened to the public and ac commodations were provided for the press. Those who attended on the com mission were Governor Dole, Secretary H. E. Cooper, Special Agent Haywood, S. M. Damon, E. S. Boyd, Winston, Fisher, Carter, Crabbe and Atkinson o the Republican committee, A. b.' Hum phreys, Assistant Superintendent of Public Works Marston Campbell, A. H. R. Vlera and J. F. Durao of the Por tuguese colony and some .others who were In waiting but' left before secur ing an audience. Both E. S. Boyd and A. S. Humphreys were present for a hearing but Secretary Cooper's testi mony occupied the whole morning and then left him with severa .points, un touched upon. Governor Dole came first before the commission -and-after stating that he would be pleased to give any additional Information de sired later, read the following letter addressed to chairman Senator Mitchell adding that this was all he' cared to say at the present juncture. It Is with great satisfaction that I have received your letter on behalf of the sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Pacific Islands and Porto Rico, commissioned to Investigate the general condition of the Islands of Ha waii and the administration of the af fairs thereof, inviting me to confer with the committee upon the general ques tion of legislation in the interest of the people and government of the Territory of Hawaii. I feel that the presence of yoilr com mittee in these Islands for the purpose of Investigating matters relating to this subject cannot fall In the acquisition of information to be laid before Congress, of resulting fn Important benefits to the Territory, The subject of the administration of our public lands Is one of extreme Im portance to the inhabitants of this ter ritory, inasmuch as the present system and policy having developed gradually In accordance with local conditions, and the topography of the country, and the public having become accustomed to Rs methods, radical changes should not be introduced without assured benefits corresponding with the probable ex pense and disturbance of such innova tions. I shall make It my duty to lay before your committee all possible Information that may aid It In reaching a full un derstanding of this subject In all its bearings. I would further qall your attention to the following matters, the Investigation of which would probably be of benefit to the Hawaiian community Hawaiian coins now In circulation; the Kohala ditch scheme; payment of the claims awarded by the Fire Claims Commission; insufficiency of the terri torial revenues for carrying on the pub lic business; the necessity of the es tablishment of a bureau of forestry, to be administered upon scientific princi ples; the need of a Federal building m Honolulu for the accommodation of the Federal court, the post office and Inter nal revenue officers: the' question of the Introduction of Chinese laborers for limited periods and for the performance of agricultural labor only, and protec tion of sea fisheries. Pardon this very brief statement. Not knowing the methods your commit tee would adopt In making its Investi gations, the Government of the Terri tory had refrained from taking the Initiative but holds itself in readiness to respond to the plans of your committee and to aid It In all possible ways. Very respectfully, SANFORD B. DOLE. Secretary Cooper was then duly sworn, giving his age, official capacity and tenure of office. He, was asked, in his own words, to lay bdfore the com mission what he deemed necessary. Starting with appropriations, the se cretary commenced on light houses as maintained by the territorial govern ment, this not being the case elsewhere. In answer to questions of Senator Fos ter, Mr. Cooper explained that neither the board or individuals had visited Ha. Our Best Seryice is at Your Disposal 023 Fort Street MANY N Appointment May Be Known By The Sonoma The Sonoma, due tomorrow from San Francisco, Is 'likely to bring news of the appointment of a new first Judge of the first circuit court. No news was re ceived by the Korea. It la thought by some attorneys that this Is due to the fact that Humphreys' term had not ex pired when the last riews start ed here. The Korea left on August 30, two days before Humphreys went out, and It Is thought that the President would not name a successor un til the place was actually va cant. J. T. Do Bolt, whom the Bar Association has .recom mended for the" place, takes this .view, and thinks that the ap " polntment Is likely to have been made after September 1, The other candidates are still in the field. MAUNA LOA RACE There was much excitement at the Inter-Island and Wilder wharves at noon today when the steamers Mauna Loa and Claudlne departed on their regular runs. The Mauna Loa backed away from the Inter-Island wharf a few moments ahead of the Claudlne I and just as Captain SImerson of the Mauna Loa was preparing to signal I "Go ahead" the Claudlne began back ! ing out of the Wilder slip. Captain Parker sounded five toots of his whls 1 tie. This was a new signal and evl- dently meant for Captain SImerson not to take the right of way. In any ! event Captain SImerson waited and I when the Claudlne got under way, the j Mauna Loa started up. Then ensued a j very pretty race. I "It's going to. be a race sure," declar ed the crowds. At the Wilder wharf the people crowded the end of tho pier to watch the contest, while the em ployees at the Inter-Island wharf for got their dinner and scrambled onto the tops of the various steamers to watch the two vessels. The Claudlne j lurneu me spar ouoy aoout nair a minute ahead of the Mauna Loa. Both of them had the bone in their teeth and were driving along at a fast race. The Mauna Loa soon began to crawl up on her opponent and by the time the bell buoy was reached, she had cut down the other boat's lead by ten seconds, and finally passed her before Diamond Head. Both boats were crowded with passengers, and the little Incident was quite exciting to all of them. President J. A. Kennedy of the Inter-Island was aboard the Mauna Loa. wail but, that he had conferred with the board while at Washington and that they, with tho Secretary of the Trea sury, had approved all of his recom mendations and had, in the case of lighthouse tenders and revenue cutters raised his estimates. New lighthouses needed were at Makapu point, in the channel between, which and Molokai nearly all Pacific ocean traffic passed. On this side of the channel a light house was needed at an estimated cost of $10,000, also a light at Kahulul, there being none on the exposed coast of Maul. Estimate $20,000. This to be erected on the reef, of concrete. One on the Puna coast of Hawaii at a of $10,000 with a fixed white light distin guishable from the one situated at Alia cape. One at Kallua, Hawaii for local steamers, of the sixth order at an es timated cost of $5,000. One in Honolulu harbor at a cost of $4,000 to replace the present light on this Island which Is dilapidated and needed raising and replacing. It was explained that the Myrtle boat house by its present position prevented the range from being picked up until vessels were directly off 'the harboV. Tho total maintenance, including salaries and re pairs was given at $6,727 for the year ending June 30, 1902. The chairman brought out the point that the secretary of the treasury had recommended approprlatlones and that the fault, If any, for non-appropriation by the general government lay with Congress. The Improvements asked for estimated $49,000 for lighthouses, $125, 000 for lighthouse tended and $150,000 for revenue cutter. Harbor dredging was next taken up nd the lines, as established by the local government and tho war office, with (Continued on page five.) Agents for the Truscott Boat Manu facturing Co. Launches and pleasure craft. Let ua shbw designs, and' quote prices. & POTTER CO,, LTD UNION AND HQTI?L, STREETS PHONE '317. INCOME TAX RETURNS E TO GREAT FALLING OFF IN PROFITS OF HONOLULU BUSINESS MEN RETURNS FROM OTHER ISL ANDS WILL SHOW A DECREASE. The incomes of residents of the island of Oahu as shown by the income-tax returns, were one third less during last year than during the year previous. There was a falling off of $4,600,000 in the Incomes of Individuals and firms on the Islands, mostly In Honolulu. Last year the Income tax paid on Oahu, Including Honolulu, amounted to $260,443.05. This year, the figures so far tabulated show that It will be be tween $160,000 and $175,000. Complete fig ures have not yet been arrived at, but the result Is known nearly enough to make It sure that thp payments will not be over $175,000. The total income tax for all the Is lands last year was $287,356.80. It is ex pected that the returns from the other Islands will show the same falling oft as those of Honolulu, and the complete figures will be an impressive showing of the effect of Hawaii's year of "hard times". The island of Hawaii paid $13 047.31; Maul and Molokai, $4,374.92, and Kauai $9,501.48. The total amount of the tax In all the Islands will probably be only $200,000. WAR OF WORDS. Attorneys Henry E. Hlghton and George A. Davis again had a wordy war In Gear's court this morning, when the matter of granting an Immediate hearing In the Sumner estate case was brought up. Hlghton was not accus tomed to the vigor with which the Ho nolulu man goes at a case, and the ter rible Davis glare was a startler to him. He remarked that he didn't want any one to jump down his throat,, and didn't like personalities. "I have always avoided personalities," said Hlghton, "and discussed law, and I don't want to learn to do differently now." PAIN'S ARKS IN COURT. The preliminary skirmish between the Rapid Transit and the Tramway Company over the obstruction of the Rapid Transit Company lino on King street near Smith occurred in the polite court this morning. The Tram way came out victorious. For some days past the Tram cars have been In the habit of deliberately blocking the Rapid Transit cars by standing on the switch on King between Maflnakea and Smith streets; so that the Electric cars can not pass as the Rapid Transit track runs very close to the switch. Yesterday Police Officer Oliver Akau forced Hans Mortensen, one of the dri vers, offending to move the tram car out of the way. Both men were In the police court today to answer to charges of assault and battery. Judge Wilcox held that the Rapid Transit people had moved their tracks over close to the Tram car tracks, so the prosecution did not attempt to prosecute either case. MOONLIGHT CONCERT. Complimentary to the Congressional party on this Tuesday, evening at 7:30, at Hawaiian Hotel. PART I. Overture '"Welcome" Elliot Barcarole "On the Ocean,".. .Conterno Grand Selection "II Trovatore"... Verdi (a) "Hooheno." (b) "Lihl Kalo Ohele." Miss J. Kelllaa. (c) "Wal Mapuna" (d) "Ahea Oe" Mrs. N. Alapul. PART U. Selection "The Burgomaster, . , . Luders Chorus "Tannhauser," .'Wagner Waltz "Golden Shower".. . Waldteufel March "Stars and Stripes for Ever" Souza "Star Spangled Banner. CASE, FOR HANGMAN. Klmura was found guilty of murder In the first degree last night and must hang for killing Kane Yamanake, a Japanese woman, unless the Supreme Court or the Governor Intervenes Kl mura attempted to defend himself with a story of a mutual agreement tp com mit suicide. He had a written agree ment signed by himself and the woman which bound each to self-murder. The murderer declared that tho woman was successful In carrying out the agree ment, while he failed. When arrested he had attempted to cut his own throat. The defendant's story contained many' contradictions and the Jury was not long in reaching a verdict. The defense was conducted by H. W. Robin son, who was assigned to the case by the court, and noted an appeal. Tho murder was committed at Walalua, on May 18. TO RELIEVE CAPT. HARRINGTON. SAN FRANCISCO, August 31. Among the passengers that sailed yes terday on the Korea was Captain George Byder, port captain for the Cal ifornia Shipping Company. Ho is bound for Manila to bring home the ship St. David, whose skipper, Captain Harrington, is sale to be very low with consumption. Captain Harrington is well ,knoWn In San Francisco and tho nows that ho may not live to leave the Philippines will come as a shock to an extensive circle of friends. A COMMUNICATION. Mr. Editor. Allow mo to speak a few words In favor of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. I suffered for three years with the bronchitis and could not sleep at nights. I tred several doctors and various patent medicines, but could get nothing to give me any relief until my wife got a bottle of this valuable med icine, .which has, completely relieved me. W. S. Brockman, Bagnell, Mo., U, S. A. This remedy Is for sale by all druggists .Benson Smith & Co., general agents, - COMIC SHRINK DEPARTMENT CLERKjSECONB PRINCE IN FIELD TAKEN INTO I T CHIEF CLERK WRIGHT IS RE LIEVED OF HIS DUTIES BY TREASURER WRIGHT DID NOT TURN UP LAST SATURDAY. B. H. Wright was taken Into custody this afternoon and turned over to Jail or Heary at the Oahu Prison for deten tion. No charge was filed against Wright and the circumstance of his in carceration appears on the "small book." He Is being .held pending in vestigation. It is understood that he Is being held for several days In order to give him an opportunity of making good the alleged shortage If such be discovered by the expert accountant. Treasurer Wright said this afternoon that the books were being examined, but refused to state what discoveries had been made so far. There is talk of a big shortage, and It is said that the Immediate arrest was made because of the fact that there is a steamer leav ing this afternoon for San Francisco. Wright will probably be held for sev eral days by the authorities before any character of charge Is made against him. It Is possible that no charge may ever be brought against the im prisoned man. Measures are now in progress, which may result in a settle ment being effected and the shortage, if it be found to be what Is expected, being made good. The proceedings against the suspected clerk have not reached the point where actual pro ceedings against him will be begun by the police, the matter being still in abeyance It Is understood that Wright is re ported to have declared that he was not alone in the trouble, and that If an attempt was to be made to make him suffer he would not remain silent as there were others concerned in the present trouble, and they would have to comp to his assistance. To what ex tent hq or his friends were concerned in the trouble" Wright is not report ed to have said. The chief clerk was not on hand last Saturday morning, though much in evldenctj about town late on the previ ous evening, and the Treasurer could not locate him. Yesterday the High Sheriff was asked to. fltUlthfm, as the, and Clerk Wright hatJ the combination. Brown soon found the absent clerk, and the Acting Superintendent sus pended him at once. The fact that Clerk Wright's pres ence was demanded to open the safe led to reports about the government building that there was something wrong with his accounts, but Treasurer said the Acting Sup6rlntendent. He added that the condition of affairs in the office would be known when Wright turned over his books and cash, which has not yet been done. Deputy Audi tor Henrv C. Meyer was In tho placa of the chief clerk this morning, going over the books, etc. CHARGED WITH ROBBERY. Geronlrao a Porto RIcan, Is under ar rest charged with the theft of $45 from Arnello Rodrlgues, another Porto RIcan The latter arrived here last Sunday from Kauai. Monday night, his room was entered and $45 which had been concealed under his pillow, stolen. Rodrlgues Is accused of tho theft. PASSENGERS. Departing. ner T'" C'audlne. September 0 for Hllo-C. T, Day, A. S. Palklno, T A. Hays and wife, Q. H. Berry, A. Rich- it;y, j. a. vjverenu, u. j. -. uenion, j.. a. Travis. Mrs. A. Ahrens, child and maid, -rii 1 r a ,t Mrs. Richardson, J. Caceres, A. H. Jackson, J. E. Godley, R. J. Balkley, II. M. Ayers. Rev. C. E. Leland, wife and 2 children, Rev. F. Spencer, P. Peck, for Maalaea, A. J. Rodrlgues, Master E. Kawalhae. Mrs. S. Kobayakuwa, Tom ivinusay, jonn tjinasay, jura, uanroru, child and nurse; for Mahukona, C. Kaiser, James Renton, Henry Buck, John Hind, Mrs. K. Fulbrook; for Lau pahoehoe, Mrs. W. Green. Per stmr. Maul, September 9, for Ka-hulul-L. Scott, Dr. Dlnegur, Miss Crook, Miss J. Asbury, D. II. Lewis and servant, Miss Lucy Kahune, Miss L. Ahla, Mrs. Kauhlmnle, F. J. Llndei man, Father Stephen, for Lahalna, W. Kaluaklnl; for Keanae, Rev. S. K. Ka allua. NEW COAL FLEET PLANNED. s our ll'i. hl I, I ,-. I 4i.i i i i ' "J". ""I ""B'"Y, t "b ",al "l ""ew catchers visited it, and profess to fall to The Democrats a ,tn?Sl,rfa: -. 1 LCan 8ay Ut prfS; understand of what benefit the Island - have not decided yet n . ; ,VVi a r i ""c""c woulli be to any nation. So far the na- hold separate conve on account of his conduct last week," turn nt An,ri' niim n n, iin.,.i I .v,- it .i . LONDON, Aug. 28. "A schemo Is on 1 fornla Fruit Market when you want foot," cables the correspondent of the I fruit and vegetables. He always has Dally Mall from Paris, "for French and n hand a fresh supply of both Callfor American capitalists to build a fleet of i nia and Island fruits. Telephone Main steamers to sail under the French Hag I 378 between the United States and the I Mediterranean Sea to enable American coal owners to capture European mar kets. WELCOME RAINS IN INDIA. LONDON, Aug. 29. An official dis patch received here from Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, confirms previous re ports of a great Improvement In agri cultural conditions as a result of a gen eral rainfall In India, but says that more rain Is needed before the serious pressure for relief work will be mate rially diminished. BEDSPREADS. Big values in bedspreads at L. B. Ko?r & Co., Ltd. The largest assort ment In the city with prices ranging from C5 cents to $ft, BARGAINS IN TOWELS. You know you cannot do better else where. L. B; Kerr & Co., Ltd., offer genuine bargains In towels. Only CO cents a dozen. Star' Want ads pay at once. v T IT r- 11 i lviany omaii j Plants From I Large Sisal A sisal plant on Alakea street has Just been cut down by Ag ricultural Commissioner Wray Taylor, having gone to seed. On the large stem that grows out of the plant, he found about 2, 600 small plants. This is enough from a single plant to set out several acres. Sisal grows any where, and is supposed to yield about a thousand pounds of fibre, worth 9 cents a pound, to the acre, and Taylor is receiving many Inquiries about It, from holders of lands who are" con sidering planting It. In rocky soil, or on barren wastes of coral or lava, without water or care of any kind, sisal appears to thrive, but years are required to get a crop. The plant which matured on Alakea street was seven years old. JAPAN AND THE TOKIO, (Japan), August 15 (via Victoria B. C, August 26.) This is a period when the United States seems to be loowns after he Pacific Inlands First It was Marcus Island, but news ' ... came that the Washington authorities recognized Japan's clnlm there. The Incident caused a little Hutter at first, and a Japanese man of war was dis patched with PACIFIC IS an official in board to slated for nomination again. Prender lval of Captain Rosohlll sast has been "turned down. He will Jiwnlf tho nrrlvi- tha AmoHnnr, r.iw.,i nnnsinf,i The war ship landed its official charged with documents, one being from United States Minister" Buck, but so far no word has been received ot CsiptalrtX Rnsehlll's arrival. The tele- graphed solution of the matter .has ii'aAn- LntiV&-T'.i!v. rtior..,,,... v... tA. '4an5l--prfeVsMvhlch exaltshhebaSfnaiSKDreiwrln another probable nominee. nlmlty of America and points out how I Un Maul "miiy- uornweii win proD conslstently she has shown herself to 1 ably be the man for the Senate. Sen be tho friend ot Japan. I ator William White has been nomlnat Just on top of that favorable impres- led by the Home Rulers, but this was slon, however, there arrives telegraphic I before the fusion was agreed upon, and word that the United States has sent a ' the senator Is said to have Intimated war ship to oust Japanese from Wake his willingness to withdraw in favor of island, south of Marcus island. The Cornwell.. Cornwell leaves today for Japanese papers claim the Island was 1 Maul, und the matter will probably be uninhabited until some of their bird- and the purposes of the present en- forcement if the news Is correct, unknown here. HONOLULU STOCK EXCHANGE. Session Sales. 200 Ewa, $20; 23 Olaa, paid, $7.75; 77 Olaa, paid, $8. Quotations. Bid. Asked. C. Brewer & Co 400.00 Ewa Plan. Co 19.00 21.00 I Haw. Agrlcul. Co '. 250. 0(i Haw. Com . .. 30.00 Haw. Sugar Co 10.00 Honomu 120.00 Honokaa 9.00 Klhel . KIpahulu Koloa . MoBryde S.00 70.00 110.00 4.00 4.00 Olaa, as., 3.50 Olaa, paid 7.50 S.00 oiowalu '. ... moioo , pepeakeo SuRar Co mM i p,nn Rft nn 60.00 40.00 w-ilnlim 1 w' m vm I UMUKU 30.00 253.00 ! i ,w Vnn' ! ,,;:r''"''"""" '"" J' Walmanalo 170.00 00 100.00 Haw. Electric S5.00 S7.60 H. R. Transit 02.50 n", Lnv 10. uu Oahu Railway 81.00 Hllo R. R. Co., 'Os 100.00 CAMMY IS REFUSED, The application of D. G. Camaripos for a. saloon license has been refused, on the ground that the Gambrlnus gar dens are outside tho limits. Renewals were granted to T. B. Lyons of Wul luku,, John 'Richardson of Lahalna, J. Blrkenshaw of Honokaa and A. iS. Stelner of Kahulul. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Don't forget Camarlnos of the Call' Bakiog Powder Made from ptire cream of tartar. Safeguard;? the food against alum Alum hakfnv oowdr are n. owilrf menoccxs to health of the present day. flOYM HAKIM) KMOH, CO.. KIW.rODK. THE CHOICE OF THE DEMOCRAT C FUSION PRINCE DAVID FOR SENATOR FOUR MEN SELECTED FOR THE HOUSE HOME RULERS TURN" DOWN PRENDERGAST. The DemocratHc Central Committee held a meeting last night and made up its slate for the fusion legislative tick et. One senator and four representa tives are the Democratic share of the ticket, and the Home Rulers will name the other two senators and eight rep resentatives, .Prince Davids was the Democratic choice for Senator last night, and for the House the nomina tions were J. O. Carter, Col. C. J. Mc- I Carthy, S, M. Damon and Frank 1U ;? Harvey. I There Is much doubt about Damon's I candidacy. He announced some time jago his withdrawal from any political ucuviiy.iruiiu nvay reiuse u uuiuiiiuiiuji. When" seen this morning he refused to discuss the matter at alj, simply say ing, "I am out of politics." It is said that McCarthy will refuse to run 1 Damon refuses. Carter has also to be seen as to his willingness to run. The Home Rule end of the ticket, ex cept for the Senate, will contain the names of most of their men who were In the last house. For the Senate the probable selections are Edgar Cayp- leas a. Malle, making the fusion senatorial ticket cons st of Prince Dav- 1 lit , oca n.irl lnlla id, Caypless and Maile. J. R. Mossman, J. K. Paele, J. P. Ma kainni and J. H. Mahoe, all of them Home Rulers of the last House, are ! probably be left In the cold, and the 1 next House will not have the benefit o his l'oods ot eloquence. Prendergast 1 was chairman of the committee on printing in the last House, and this committee's slow work in reportlne ' "Ms was largely responsible for the i f ii 11 ii rp to Ykiss munv of them. Aunust settled while he is there. nd Home Rulers whether they will entions or meet to on flunn urn sonar ate they will be held on the same day. and the nominations as agreed upon, as far as party affllatlons are concern ed, will be made. The Fourth District Depubllcan com mittee will meet in the Castle & Cooke building this evening, to name their candidates for the House. The leading candidates for nominations are Franlc Andrade. John Lucas, R. W. Aylett, Jonah Kumalae and W. W. Harris, and these will probably be the ticket. Ay lett and Kumalae were Republican members of the last House. The Republican Central Committee meets this evening at the party head quarters, to organize and prepare for the campaign. Senator Clarence Crab be will prpbably be mado permanent chairman and there Is talk of A. L. C. Atkinson or E. G. Keen for secretary. The comm(Uee may decide to move the party hearauarters to the new Walty building on King street, as soma of the members want larger and more centrally located party headquarters than they now have. W. C. Peacock, a Britisher, was made a citizen of the United States today. Keep your Insurance money nt home and buy a policy In the Oriental Life Insurance Company. SvVell 'shoes at a price - you canafford to pay. Welt Oxfords wlth'jpctonslon soli-a. Choice of !ov:6r'cuban heels. Come and see them. Price 83.50 mmm m COMPANY, LIMITED I 1057 FORT ST. 4 '.WS.V, ,iat k sAt.-