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The Hawaiian star. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, February 11, 1904, SECOND EDITION, Image 5

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Don't mind the rain while these bargains reign. You
can't' afford to miss tlicni. ' N ' ,
Tremendous reductions made on our entire stock of these
goods. Absolutely no goods in this department are 'held in
reserve, but all at positive big reductions. v '
All goods on display and marked in plain figures.
Camara & Co.
Corner Merchant
11 de lune wines,
Wfiitfk Cm! PiinTTinntmft- nt. ntir!
r European Wines and Brandies,
. Bulldog Brand Stout arid Ale,
A. B. C, Budweiser,
Telephone Main 492.
The code commission, appointed Un
der an act of the last legislature, Is
holding nightly meetings now, to go
through the Jaws of the monsfrcihy, Re
public and Territory and codify them.
The commission consist of Chief Jus
tice (Frear of the SupremecCourt, A. A.
Wilder and A. F. Judd. The commis
sion has found Its task to be a vast one
&hA- will 'have difficulty' in finishing by
thfftne'!';the next' legislature meets,
when a report IS to be made.
The report is to be a complete com
pjlatlon, in the most approved modern
form, of the laws of Hawaii. The an
notations will Include historic Informa
tion about each section and references
to other sections of law bearing upon
them and to decisions construing them.
The work will be such a one as Ha
waii has never had, but which at
torneys have Jong desired. The Index
will 'lie as comprehensive as it can 'be
It Is the general opinion of attorneys
that the laws of Hawaii are gravely
locking In proper compilation and in
dexing. No effort at an elaborate in
dex has ever been made, and the
changes of form of government and
legislatures meeting since he- last
compilation have left the islands with
out any complete work on the laws.
The code commissioners are going
over every law that -was ever passed
here. Every section is being traced
back and under it' in the forthcoming
book will be found notes giving the
results of the tracing, as yell as -the
oth,er references often so valuable to
attorneys in consulting law books. The
"When vpu make your will
name Henry . Waterhouse
JS. Trust Co., Ltd., as your
j -executor. Then place the
i jr paper In one of its safe de
posit iboxes and die i In
i peji.ee. Yur estate will he
administered competently
. I
. i AWni ,'economlcallv;
Herfc are the latest creations in a Tropical Hat. LIGHT,
COOL, AIRY. Weighs only 3 ounces.
In all of the popular shapes, Come and have a look at them.
(Price $1.00.
in Tfl Cor. Forfc and
)U., LIU,, Beretania . Sts.
and AlakeaStreets.
Pacific, Rainier and Primo Beers,
qts. and pts.
P. O. Box 664.
constitution of the United States, re
solution of Annexation and Organic
act are to be included In the book. Civil
and criminal laws will be In the same
work. '
The commissioners have done about
a third of their work. The task of
tracing the Jaws, comparing and re
vising them is a very teaious and dif
flcult one. The commission has large
powers with reference to amendments
of obvious error in the laws, and may
even strike out altogether laws which
are evidently constitutional.
(LONDON, February 11 The Japa
nese troops have arrTvea at Seoul and
decupled the city. '
WASHINGTON, February 1. An
extended explanation of the proposed
loan of $4,600,000 by the Government
to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Company wr r:ade today by David
R. Francis, president ff the company,
to the House Crmmlttee on Industrial
Arts and Exp r'tlons.
Chairman Tawney announced that
the Senate Commute had the matter
under conisderation as an amendment
to the urgency deficiency appropria
tion bill. It was proposed to have
this amendment introduced in the
House in the form of a bill. The
hearing today was, he said, to permit
members to be informed as to Just
what the proposition yrns In the event
that favorable action is taken' in the
Francis reviewed every feature of
the enterprise at length. Foreign
governments had appropriated a total
of ' $7,500,000 for their buildings -and
exhibits. The- "states and territories
have appropriated an aggregate of
$7,000,000. He said the estimate of
$16,000,000 as the cost of the exposition
had been foundi tb be decidedly too
low. Chicago had expended $22,000,000
before opening the gates. With the
loan now asked the exposition would
he said, represent an expenditure of
$19,600,000. The Increased cost of
labor as compared with this item of
expense at the Chicago Exposition, he
said, amounted to at least 25 ner'cent.
Labor was 50 "per cent of the cost of
the exposition, and this Increase alone
amounted to at least $2,500,000.
F. M. Smith who came here to man-
age the Royal Hawaiian Hotel resigned
nis position today and will return to
San Francisco Tuesday via the Sierra.
tie ana colonel Macfarlane had a dis
agreement oyer a detail of the man
agement so Mr. Smith left the employ
oi ,oionei .uacrariane suddenly today.
The following Is a translation of a
proclamation ilssued today by the ad
vice of His Imperial Japanese Majes
ty's Consul-General In Honolulu, Mtkl
Satto. and distributed In Japanese
throughout the entire Islands:
"It Is with the deepest regret, that we
have to announce that the. proloriged
negotiation for a peaceful settlement
of International differences "between
Japan and Russia has failed, and that
Japan Is compelled to resort to the ar
bitrament of war for the solution there
of. It Is taut proper that the subjects
of His Imperial Japanese Majesty, re
siding within the Territory of Hawaii!'
and under the protection of the United
States of America, should regulate
their conduct with due regard to the
well-known obligations of a bellige
rent's subjects, residing within the ter
There Is danger that .cable communl
cation between Honolulu and the main
land mav be cut off for a snort time.
The sea cable is fortunately not Jn
danger but a section of the land line is
apparently Jn danger of being swept
The pipe In which the land section
of the cable runs from the landing
station at Sans SoucI to the main ofilce
in the Young Building, passes along the
"Walklkl road. This pipe goes under
the bridge at Kaplolanl Park. The
"bridge Is now in danger of collapsing
One portion of the bridge has been car
ried away and the prospects this morn
ing were that the entire structure
The George A. Davis disbarment case
was begun this morning before- United
States Judge Dole, with a large num-
ber of those who attended the former
hearings in the Territorial Supreme
vourt present, 'me nearing was great-
ly similar to the former Sumner dls-
barment hearings, though the proceed-
lngs were not so noisy as In Davi9 last
case.' J6hn K. Sumner was present all
tne morning and appeared to be an In-
terested listener to the testimony. about. He read the letter, ending wit,.
The testimony of Wally Davis wa instructions to Breckons to make ilie
taken without many objections on the investigation n "thorough" one. "It
record. In most cases where the re- j3 very evident that It Is not going to
spondent made an objection he with- be a thorough one," said Breckons at
drew It after discussion. Once Judge this point.
Dole Induced him to do so by stating Davis then withdrew his objection
that he regarded the objection as im- and motion . to strike out and the evl
proper, and once District Attorney dence went Into the record with some
Breckons brought about the same re-more along the'same lines,
ult by a reference to quotlpg4"MnU- ' Wallle DaatiaontlnUed. his story
ed States Attorney GeheiaTOjtelgrter VlihflUt Interruption until he got to the
calling for a "thorough" Investigation account, of Davis' securing a note from
Judge Dole noted the testimony Very Sumner for $3,000, as a fee for getting
diligently and was even with the etenS- the"$48,000'from Bishop's bank. It ap
grapher in quoting statements of he; peared from the (testimony that he did
witness when t;hey were called In quea"- not get the tnoney and did not return
tlon. There were a few sharp passages
between the attorneys. .
Wallie Davis appeared to have a good
recollection ot many or tne details ok
the various Sumner suits. and transae-
tions. He went again over , all the mlssible. He produced his power of at
ground covered in the former-heaYiug; t6rney frorn!Surrinr and argued from
telling how Davis asked him to brmRv
his mother. Sumner's aged sister, to hlaf
office, and how the various BUlts '"Sjij
carried on subsequently. Davis objeotjg
ed to i conversation between Wallie Da,
ncr's Intentions towards hlssisW. Tht,
witness related Sunwner's statement 1ft'
hlim,and Sumner's sloter that he was-
tired of the litigation and didn't want'-,
to keep on fighting. He would give her'
$10,000 and the same to each of the EWf
llses, 'also to the church, If they could'
stop all litigation, and he- woufiji agree
to pay all the attorneys. ' ' '
Davla objected to all this and began
a vigorous speech. "It Is not proper
Passenger on an early car -from
Walklkl this morning saw n chicken
coop floating easily seawards on Ma-
klkl stream. There were chickens In
It, but they didn't seem to be worrying
over their ride on the muddy river,
not being aware of the coming chnncej
foi the overturning of their ark when
It reached the bridge. On either-bank .
of the stream were several -Chinese, far! tip as Wilder avenue where H re
running wildly to and fro and shouting ceiyea the flood waters from the east-
asilf they thought they could call .the errj slopes of Punchbowl. Between
chickens back. ' " Be etanhtNiml king otreets, it was a
TJie chicken cpop was only one of river that covered thQ sldawalks and
numerous things whloh the'stdrm of flowed1 over Into the yarda pn both
yesterday afternoon and .la,t night .sides, tt quickly covered the King
washed down' the stream 'A large Btr et line of the rapid transit with
number of residents near the stream mud,' gravel, stones and even boiildom,
above King street were ui all rilght, tn'a't no force St men 'could keep clear.'
ritory of a neutral friendly Power; and
It should' be their special care, at this
exciting moment, to conduct themsel
ves calmly, quietly, and In moderation
In the peaceful intercourse with their
employers and with all others.
"Should the Home Government call
the reserves and landwehr Into actual
j service, both of Army and Navy, It
shall be the high privilege for those re
siding In Hawaii, and who belong to
eUher class, to Immediately respond to
the patriotic coll of their country and
return to Japan. It should be their
special care to make preparation to be
reiylyto return In as calm and quiet a
manner as In time of peace.
' 1 'IBy the advice of H. I. J. M.'s Consul
General, Hannlulu, T. H,
"The Central Japanese League
"Honolulu, February 11, 1904."
would give away- iThe recent freshets
are the cause of the bridge being un
dermined. Little can be done for the
present until the water subsides as it
if dangerous to life to send any one
.Under the bridge.
Should the entire structure, be car
ried away the cable line would In all
probability be swept away with It.
With the land section broken the ca
ble messages would have to be sent di
rectly from the station at San SoucI.
The apparatus for sending messages
rom Sans SoucI is not In place at that
station and a' delay of at least six hurs
Would ensue before such Installation
cmld be. made.
testimony," he began, "I am here on
trial for malpractice' and Infidelity to
my client,, j
At your own
request," interjected
"Also at the request of the depart-
meWofJustieer" said Davis.
Judge Dole ruled that the evidence
imlght be stricken out and Davis pro-
duced the letter from Washington to
Bre'ckpns, proceeding to argue furtlr.r
on how the Investigation was brougnt
the note. "You may state whether or
not he ever said anything about why he
did not return the note," said Breckons.
The respondent objected on the
ground that such evidence was not nd
it that his acta were nor to be attack
ed .aa wos helne dono. ' .Tiwi
marke'd that the evidence asked for was
vihat Davis himself had said. The
question was read again, and Davis
lng from' the coirt.
r'Atir. Dayis;, this. Js. an' Investigation
iriUTyour conduct ana I do not think It
1 fsroper.for .yoii to make such an o'o
lection."' said Judce Dole.
"In 'that case I withdraw th oh-
tiori," said Davis, and the testimony
went on unlrtterrupted after that.
Breckons. finished with Wallle Davis
shortly after 11 o'clock and cross-ex-
,amlnatlon was begun
wbrklng to keep floods from their
homes. "The stream was thirty feet
wide and fifteen feet deep," said one of
them. .
Piikol street as usual was the storm
center of .trouble. With the heavy
downpour of yesterday afternoon the
entire street became a raging torrent.
It .was a rlrer from curb to curb as
L.tiil-AljU, Jan. o. 'The lire
against a government of monkeys, in vhoMjpa,vsuye lidve foolishly
childishly, intrusted our lives and the lives of tllgwt vv'loA."
With this scathing arraignment of the city adftMnisrStion the Rev.
Ffailklin Johnson of the University of Chicago opened his address bo
fd'rc the Baptist ministers in the Masonic temple yesterday.
"The spectacle of those men vc have placed in office," he said later,
"ridiculously springing up and making a great hubub, crying aloud for
us to punish the guilty while they alone are responsible, hiding behind
their chosen scapegoat, seeking to escape the censure and punishment
they deserve, is a lesson to us. God 'helps those who help themselves,
and he has shown us that so long as we trust blindly in incompetent
men to guard our safety, we can hope for but little divine aid. Pray for
the atThctcd, but pray mostly that m the future we put men m place of
monkeys in our positions of trust."
Many resolutions of sympathy were passed at gatherings of minis
ters yesterday, but only one clergyman of the many hundreds in the
city chose to denominate the holocaust "God's judgment."
"The Iroquois fire was nothing less than a warning to those who
flock to the class of theater patronized and sustained by Chicago's best
citizens," asserted the Rev. F. J. Brobst, an evangelist. "This 'Mr.
Blue Beard' production and the Iroquois theater in which it was wit
nessed by thousands of professed religious persons were awful in the
eyes of the Lord. The theater was a house of moral and spiritual
A silence like that of death followed these remarks.
Dr. L. S. Darsie, pastor of the Jackson Boulevard Christian church,
at the annual meeting of the Christian church missionaries, stigmatized
utterances similar to those of Brobst's as "un-Christian and blasphe
A well known principal of one of our large grammar schools was
giving a class a short talk on current events Monday morning and the
children seemed to be taking a good bit of interest in the affair. At
last she asked how many were interested in the course of events in the
far East. ,A number of small boys sat up straight at once and two of
them fairly jumped up and down with excitement while one said: "Say,
teacher, dat s de Hoffman case, am t it?
A teacher at Buckport, Me., is feeling a bit discouraged just at pres-.
ent. The other day she was trying to get a bit of knowledge into the
class in arithmetic, and one boy in particular would do nothing that he
was asked to. Finally the 'teacher, in desperation, turned on him and
asked him what he intended to be if by any chance he was permitted' to
grow up. The youth replied that he thought he would be a teacher, and
have his scholars do his figuring for him.
The line was cut in two. Cars could
not pass. A dray was Impressed Into
the service as a ferry to carry passen
gers across the water, the cars al
ready on the Walklki side keeping up
that end of the service, while the cars
on the town side kept up the service
on ths side. After a while a Metro
politan delivery wagon was Impressed
Into the service In aid of the dray.
Later a covered bus was put In com
mission and was used this morning. So
great was the volume of water pouring
down Pllkol street that it Hooded King
street 'both ways, as far as Keeaumoku
In one direction. Every effort was
made to carry It away. A breach was
made In the stone wall on the lower the Character of free education In vo
slde of King street, and a torrent was gue, which the' state is levying tribute
carried off through the pasture at that upon the white people to maintains
place. An opening was made through "Th i,to,.
the sidewalk and a big stream was rekbfe for thW tZf m,
carried down through the Chinese vege- 1 TVll .h h ' , Ele "(II"0Pt
tahle garden on this side of Piikol. On
the other side of Pllkol rho ..r f-nm
King street flowed over the sidewalk
and toward the sea through several
of the houselots on the lower side.
The Hotel street line of the rapid
transit was also stopped for a while
at Pllkol street, .but the interruption
was of short duration.
All over the cltv the streets show the
effects of the heavy rain.
About 6 oclock yesterday nfternoon
a falling trej broke the wires supply
irg the Plains section of the Hawaiian
Electric Company's system, and a little
later another falling tree near the Chi
nese consulate at Thomas Square put
the Maklkl system out of commission.
The Walklkl system was cut off for
about three quarters of an hour while
the danger from live wires was ob
viated. There was another break of
a small section up Nuuanu valley.
(Continued on page 2.)
The Supreme Court this afternoon
rendered a unanimous decision In the
case of C. M. Cooke vs. TrenHiiror a m
Kepoikal. The case was an amjeal
from a decision of the treasurer assess
ing stamp taxes on a deed on C2,500,
oeing rne run amount of consideration
nnmed In the deed. The treasurer's
action is sustained.
Gov. James K. Vardaman. in hin in
augural address delivarcrf hafnm
Joint session of the Mississippi Legisla
ture, declared that the growing ten
dency of the negro to commit; criminal
assault on white women la nothing
more nor less than tha
of the racial desire for eocial equality.
In strong terma he declared that edu
cation is the CUrse Of the npm-n
and urged an amendment to the state
constitution that will nlaeo the .limnh.
ution of the common school fund solely
wimin tne power of the Legislature.
Continuing his discussion of the negro
question, Gov. Vardaimiin''fmlrl! ii
race he is deteriorating morally every
uuy., nme naa demonstrated that he
lb more criminal as a frm mnn hnn
a slave, that he Is Increasing In crlm-
muuiy wim insBitrui rapidity, being
cne-thlrd mor$ criminal jn 1890 than
he was in 1880.
"The startllntr facta rviuliv
census show that those who can read
and write are more wlmlnnl than the
Illiterates, whjch Is true of no other ele
ment of our population.-. I anv advised
that the minimum HHteraoy among the
1 1 AGO 1 OLC&A UST.
a leon frtyn Gatr. to wu
is a U$dn frwn Gotr. to warn US
negroes Is found in New England,
where it is 21.7 per.cent. The maximum
was found hi the black belt Louisiana,
Mississippi and SouUi Carolina where
It 4s 05.7 per cent. And yet the negro In
New England is 4 times more crirof
Inal, hundred for hundred, than he fIn,
the black belt. T- "- cnith. Mis---sippl
particularly, I know he Is grow
'ng worse every year. You can scarce
ly pick up a newspaper whose pages
are not blackened w:th the account at,
an -unmentionable crime committed by
a negro brute, and this crime. I wanV
1 1 Impress upori you. Is but the mani
festation of the negro .nsptmtfon foe
poclul equality. encour.uriMl Iiiroviv ii
. N; ,, ; " ,, L ,
I race' Nor do 1 wlsh ro understood
as censuring them for it. I am not
censuring anybody, nor am I Inspired
by Ill-will for the negro, hut I am sim
ply calling attention to a most. unfor
tunate unendurable condition of af
fairs. What shall be done about ItT
My own idea is that the character of
the education for the negro ought to be
changed. If, after years of earnest ef
forts and expenditure of fabulous sums
of money to educate nis head', we have
only succeeded' In making a criminal
out of him and Imperiling his useful
ness and efficiency as a laborer, wisdom
would suggest that we make another
experiment, and see If we cannot Im
prove him by educating his hand and
his heart. There must be a moral
substratum uopn which to build, or you
cannot make n desirable citizen."
The governor also declares that the
people of the nation should rise up and
demand the repeal of the 15th amend
Contractors as follows: Stonework of
all kinds; cement work of various des
criptions; and all kinds of solid mate
rials for fillings; hauling at reasonable
rates. Office: Emma Hall, corner Nuu
anu and Beretania streets: Tel. Blue
Saturday Aftem'a
at 2:30
Tho Eminent Pianist will clve a re-
cltal especially dedicated to students
and amateurs at
Punahou Hall ,
Second and last concert.
Admission 75c.
fitudonts pQs.
Seats mny be reserved at Wall.
Nichols Company.
Star want aOa nx at-oac
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