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f& J v. " rar,r Y VOL. XXXVII, No. fi. MONO! I'l.r, 11. T., VltlDAY JAW A KY I.', IM02 SUM I WKKKI.Y. vjk ik n. asm. REOPEN WIRELESS TELPPH Annual Meeting of Inter-Island System. (Prom Thursday's dally.) flHELESS telegraph affairs In w Hawaii were thoroughly cuBsed at the annual meeting of the shareholders and directors of the Inter-Island Telegraph Company, held yesterday afternoon In the olllce of F. J. Cross, Stangenwald building, and If certain negotiations which are now pending are successful, a local llnanclul house will place funds In the hands (if the directors with which to icopen the system, which has been closed since November last. It was stated by Manager Cross In his verbal report of the condition of the Inter-Island Telegraph Company that Marconi had broken his contract with the local company by not (urnl3hlng It with duplicating and necessary materials to le- tinhllltnt. tl.rt nntnu o I t Vi r. a t ... Ulll ... hJ tllb 7VIO 7. lltU IU1IUU1 tlons, and this fact caused the com 1 mm EMEsy 'i T Mr. i T -. " puny to sunjionu us operations. Cross also stated that while on a 4-Bess trip to the mainland he had se-. urcd tubes for the noles and had ranged to rearrange the sjstem when1 It was found necessary from lack of funds to shut down. The salaries of the operators were In arrears, certain .embers of the directorate had given otes to the banks for the payment of back salaries, and had done everj thins tn iolr Individual rapacities to keep tlid jsystem In operation, but nil tn no purpose. The stockholders who failed o pay their assessments and still le- fuse to do so aie blamed for the failure f the company to keep its plant In pcratlon, and their utter refusal to pay the assessments has reduced the ompany to a bank account of J3 and ven this has been garnUhed. There were some among the directors who had at previous times voiced their oubts as to the system proving successful. At yesterday's meeting, how ever, even these men expressed their . AtianttltiT, inlt77 tn IVia Vnllla rf in v..l.r I I less telegraph system from a broad .t.MriU Ji iu omraerc al standpoint, and said they were willing to put their shoulders to ie wheel and assist in bringing about egotl&tlona which would put the com- any again on Its feet. All that was ceded at present was enough money to guarantee the salaries of the operators or tho various Island stations, fit In ho new tubes and replenish tho bat- erles. This done, the messages could ,,. ,,, ,. ..,' i k. f iff Z ", lhe, 8?St.Cm was at Its best. It developed during Uie meet ng that tho tubes had become miu nuuiu nut to a wave. When Manager CroS3 was m moat neea or new supplies, tho turo ensued between the company and Marconi, and tho system then became practically useless. Since November ' nothlng has been done In the way of.1 transmitting messages. ThoEo present nt tho meeting wero Manager and Trcildent F. J. Cross, Secretary W. It. Furrlngton, Treasurer C. J Hutchlns, It. C. Brown, J. II. Fisher. Robert Catton, and W. II. Hoogs. Thero wero 1071 shares out of 2000 represented. I Treasurer Hutchlns mado a verbal re-' port, saying thero was 15 In tho bank, which had been garnished. Thero wa'i n indebtedness of $9,000, Robert Catton being tho principal creditor. There was , 114,000 In assessments unpaid which could noi Do urougni in, nono or tne holders evincing n disposition to yield up a cent of what was due. Even those who had continually paid their assessments bad now Joined tho others. Manager Cross said that after the system opened on March J, 1901, and for three months afterward. It did not pay expenses or Interest, largely owing to tho lnoulcloncy of tho operators. At the end of that tlmo tho system was working satisfactorily. About that tlma Marconi demanded tho balance of the claim duo him, which not being forthcoming, he refused to supply any more material; consequently the tubes began to play out. and tho manager not being able to get any more, tho liegan to work poorly, until on November 23 they shut down entirely, no messages getting through after that dite. Mr. Cross left a for tho States in September, his object bolng to get new tubes, eo that ho could make tho repairs hlmpelf, He returned with some of tho material and he has mado tubes which work satisfactorily, but now thero Is no money to Install tha operators again. When tho tubes were sent to tho stations, tho batteries wero then found to bo very weak. Treasurer Hutchlns procured new batteries here and forwarded them, but many aro still on tho landing docks on tho various islands, thero being no money to movo them to the stations. Thero is no fault In tho system, which has been dcmoT trated to work as promised, but tho company nas ueen operating on short " -ta iyiwf lima)''!iK.i vv o vr "JHHHaHft s- v- I capital owing 'to the stockholders wlu, a leap and a shout Mr. Boring failed to pay in their assessments. Inttemnted to lumn into the middle of Mr. Cross said he would turn back his promoter's stock in order that paid-up stock could be given to the stockholders for what they nnd paid In. and he suggested that the proposition mentioned at a, former directors' meeting, that the capital be reduced from 1100,000 to fSO.OO) 7r W0.OOO, bo adopted. W. II. 'Hoogs favored tho reduction of the capital. He said there hod been too ay "peanut stockholder." , the cm - r IT 444444i44444Mt4s44444sH4 ''an' T!'01, ,!,,arlfd' and t"Cbo )aa , blocked thii really successful operation ot 10 gyM n8 fulud ond ,. lIvcIy reused to mcet Ulo usscssments ngrccd upon. The same had been true In tho caso of tho Nah ku plantation. Ho thought If men of financial standing could bo brought Into touch with the fa,rs of o company, the outlook would bo 1Ie llai1 f'lIttl n tho ctitlro Prl)0Hl". nJ wanted to nee the ncc mor ne ,cTm ?i,u.rn.V . , , . It was stated that thu system had coal "' iei. were now JO.COO to bo considered. On the new basis of ing tho capitalization. Issuing paid-up stocK to llio aasesiati u stoeKnoluers. anil marketing tho remaining stock, there would uo a turplus after paying the debts, which would Rive tho company a financial footing, Tno of offlccrs resulted as President. F. J. Cross: vlco president W. W. llall; secretary, W. It. treasurer, Clinton J. Hutchlns; It. C. Urown;. These oincera nnd tho following named form tho new directorate: C. A. Do Cew. J. A. Magoon, U. O. White nnd W. II. Hoogs. Upon motion of C. J. Hutchlns, tho directors deeded to empower the directors to negotlato a loan to cover advances which may bo obtained, and start the svslom again. .- n -vi tirr A IVI (JM. )l Jl I I J i n- I PREVENTS CAPTURE Charles Hon, a clerk in the bank of Bishop & Co , Imagined hlmtclf In tho role of Ajax defying the lightning bhortly nfter midnight yesterday morning, when ho dlscoveied n bold, bad burglar In the act of leaving his toom. In the house of Mr. Jncobson, on stieet. The mosquito netting covering tho bank clerk's head, and the lack of a revolver, combined to defeat Mr. Bon In his attempt to enpture the thief, who had the temerity to take nway the bank clerk's coat, pants, pair of suspenders, various articles of nether wear, a brand new pair of shoes, a gold watch and V In cash. J,r' 15on v,'a3 chagrined that thu burg- jui luuiu iv lujvt; ut.uy u. uiy line u::ii. which lay in plain night. He trusts that the' man who hypothecated his wardrobe will renew his visit to the house nnd take the belt, as it was a part of the suit he wore. Mr. Bon occupies a room with two doors, one of them a lattice door opening out upon the front lanal. He was awakened by a movement of a chair in the room, and upon opening Ills eyes saw, by the dim gleam of a night lamp on a table, the retreating form of a man In the act of leaving the room nv tlin 1ntltr.n ,inr lltYift 77.no olinpl the room. The mosquito netting was nicely tucked In, nnd the bank clerk became entangled In It. The net came down, and for a few seconds Mr. Bon struggled to free himself from Its folds. He shouted to the burglar to stop where he was or he would shoot. "Stop where you are, thief, or I will fill you with leaden pellets!" waa Mr. Bonn demand. Whnt surprised Mr. n WM that the thM actually did a s- r a . - VAUKAINI Plenty of Tramps Why Not Put Them on Street Workf? h Senator A. Russel Senator Itussel of Olna floea tint la tend to give up his post as govern - ment physician without a struggle. When Dr. lilake. the regulnr annoluuo, applied for a leave of absence for sit months, he recommended that Dr. be given the temporary appointment, and the Uoard of Health complied with the reciutst. letter, it was learned that by the terms of the organic net Senator Ktissol Is disqualified from holding the second appointment, ana the commission was ruvoked and i Issued to Dr. Held. xim ciciiiuiir iroin jmmi uujeuis to the new appointment, however, and re- i thorlzutlon. nor with the right to to give up tho registration books tlce medicine granted to me by license or turn over the drugs. Dr. Held, In and Involving the tight of consu ting, a communication to the Hoard of ! assisting or substituting nnv collcniriii. Health, says: "Under another cover I send you my repot t for the month of December. After I received my appointment to the Olna district I telephoned to Dr. Itus- i permanent or temporary, need to ha sel, nnd asked him where I could find issued; an nrquicscence with the sub-the registration books, also what drugs ' btltute furnished Is all that is had, etc. Dr. Itussel told mo that sary. he had the registration books, but de- ' As a mntter of fact, neither Dr. cllned to turn them over or receive a niake or myself would object to pass portion of the salary which went to the substitution to any regular claiming that the Board of Health tloncr residing In Olna, should there bo had no business to appoint me while nry. Unfortunately, beslde:i kahuna , Mr. Wake held a commission for tho Christian Scientists, nnd those dlstrlct. I have made regulnr trips to Olaa, nnd have taken my drugs from Illlo. I find the district very easy to handle, owing to the numerous telephones throughout. You will find my tepnrt for the balance of tho month of December! very incomplete, not having been in the d'strlct long enough to answer muify of tho questions." SHNATOIl HUSSHL. EXCKPTS. Dr. Itussel writes a lengthy letter to the board In which he says: Since, according to section 10 of the organic act, I have no right to hold any commissions, I beg to return yours for cancellation. At the same time I cull your attention to section 11 of tho instructions to government physicians, according to which Dr. Charle3 Blake, having furnished n substitute, continues during his absence to remain tho only commissioned agent of the Board ot Health in this Olaa district. no other commissions can be Issued as long as the term of his leave does not expire, nnd as long as he docs not tender his resignation, or was not lemoved by your honorable board for cause. Therefore, as well as for the reason that the appropriation for the stop, and looked around to' see what I kind of a gun was levelled at him. What he saw was a pajama-clad man Just emerging from a snowy mass ot moqulto netting, and no revolver In I sight. The burglar gave utterance to a grunt, nnd without dropping the as Mr. Bon expected nnd hoped he would do. he tripped lightly down the steps and passed quickly out of the yard by the front gate. When the ns' tonlshed bank clerk made an Inventory i ne round xne suit ne nau worn mat evening had disappeared, with the exception of the belt. "I had a splendid view of the fellow's bk. but iTorf't think Ica Tldea"! V-- U 4tl4 i 4.4 - & t ,-n HU1NULULU. Holds Two Jobs. .government physician for Olna. like nir'nse'1 ,u? "''Ecrs thtough the lattice others. Is made on condition that , u'ollt n"a ,vcn!'V lIlc llllt;l1, IIe ,1,u'1' eminent phslclnns should have their 1 f.Qiflniir'ft l.i 111, tin rnunnnili .1 1 ul lrt u r i.niim... n.ni . i, ,,.,,.., i . i .... i... , ' Dr. Itrtd is not va Id, he being unable to In two dli.li lets. 1 also beg to enclose a written authorization to me from Dr. Clunks Wake to uct in his equivalent to a power of attorney. While .ectlon 10 ot the or- gmlc act fotblils my holdlrg any com- mission, It docs not in any way inter- fere with my civil right to act as a suiuuiuie io anyuony unuer an- In his professional duties. Neither does It foi bm rne under proper authorization to draw Dr. Wake's salary for him and In his name. No new commissions. Ing homeopathy, there nro no other-?. We regret the libera Ity of the ccam Irlng board Issuing llcenes to such persons, thus encouraging superstition nnd deceit at public expense, and pro-venting the coming and settling of n regular practitioner In the district, bueh wero Dr. Blnke's grounds wlion he irquesteil me to act in his stead, ' fii.l ...... ...,7 7777 rnnunno ... ......... .u. tnr ..v, flnanllnr. j.ir. ... Il .. An Ik n representative I take this opportunity to express In tho name of the people of this district my protest against such I polity of tho board of examiners, as wen ns against uny appointments ny your honorable board of persons who hnvc their residence elsewhere. I will consider It a favor If tho board pleases to mnll the copy ot this communication to tho Auditor General, Attorney General, and the Board of Medical Examiners. Very respectfully, NICHOLAS IIUSSEU M.D. The bonrd decided to take no action further than to forward to Dr. Held the legist rat Ion blanks nnd other papers. Dr. Buseel will be allowed to continue ns Dr. Blake's substitute, but the salary of the ofllco will go to Dr. Held. him by that," said Mr. Bon yesterday to a reporter. "He was not n large man. and may have been a Porto but I can't Eay as to that. I am sorry that he did not take that belt along, as it properly belongs to tho sull he so generously availed hlniBelf of I wns about to send this to the Advertler, ns the belt only goes with that one suit: WANTED Will the centleman who saw another gentleman In a front nf residence on Pensacola stret'., nt midnight. January IB, pleas.; j can ngn:n, ns ne rorgnt th bolt whichbetongs E the'ult that he ! 4 4.4 innTittiiniio 10 FIGHT ! ORIENTALS ...... 77. 77TT 7 7TTTTTTTTTn removed, and pay for this advertisement. "I am under tho impression that tho door which I found open was becurely locked. All the man had to do was to "Hit! uiiiereii wane an electric car was coming down the street, ns that would tunke noise ciioiinl to drown out all ' ,,u'?r In leaving the room lie struck a chair, and that . nvol:c jne. I did not have a ;W'U1 cniieii out to him to stop, but ' l he would diop the bundle. I "ij'ilculated the strength ot the string w',lcH lle!1 up the moscUlto nutting, tn '; (-'""-' "own in a heap about me, and tlmt Kavu tnu burglar a chance to get i --' - MASKED ROBBER CHA5ED CHEEK M. A. Chock, of tho Bank of Hawaii, reported to thu police yesterday ihut car. ly yesterday raomiin ho had been chased by n burglar, who inreateuod him with a dirk. I Mr. Cheek, who lives at tho corniT of , Spencer and Maguzlno streutn, tuys that , about S o'clock whllu in bed, ho heard a strange, noise in tho parlor. He got up and Investigated, nnd found a man in tlm room. Tho robber, who was masked, drew a dirk and rushed at Cheek. Check lied, and tho burglar pursued. When tho lanal was reached tho burglar turned and run Into tho front yard. i After a while Cheek went to look for tho man. who Jumped from lichlml n 111 dge'. WllCrO llO Wn.4 lthllni' fill. I MinHfxl ........... - - --n, --.-.. lllnl "aclc '"1 tlio housu. Then he made 'ood his escape. 1,a8t "'gbt Mr. Check reported to the pollco that two men had been seen by iiiiiiaiii unu a menu prowling u Do lit r neighbor's garden nfter dark. Olllcers wero dispatched to tho kcene, but saw nothing fciiKpltious In thu Uclnlty of Mr Cheek's residence. -. More Wurohouee Hoom. Tho Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company contemplates erecting a two- , Mury uuiiuiiig over a p.irt of their wharf, wii.cn n now undergoing repairs. ThlB building will bo uted for a warehouse In order to glvu tho company better facilities for handling freight us soon us It Is ready for shipment. By this means It is hoped that tho present congestion of trafllc nt tho foot of Fort street will be prevented. It Is said thit tho warehouse will b largo enough to accommodate all tho freight that Is offered the company for shipment. Tho Idea will bo to send the freight to tho warehouse any time during the week. It will be stored there, and then transferred to the vessel by means of chutes. A Gold Burglary, Georgo rarr, who lives In Kallhl, had a visit from a burglar, who entered h!r house at Kallhl Tuesday night and rob. tied his refrigerator of a quantity of buUer. .,c, Longshoremen in Union for Work. (From Thursday's dally.) Hawaiian stevedores formed tho Eongshoi omen's Union at the drill shed last evening utter a meeting which lasted for several hours, starting late. owing to thu fact that there were eral company meetings on and the men In them wished to tnko part in the meeting. The gatheilng was the second one which had been held, and rt was for the purpose of making the temporary organization permanent that the forces gathered last evening. For nn hour and n hnlf beforo tho meeting wns called to order there was a busy crowd about tho table signing the rolls ot the oignnlzatlon, and when tho meeting was under way it was found that al one time there were voting 130 men. After the long wait there had been several desertions, ns there wero no arrangements ns to seating, nnd the men wero tired. Tinally Chairman Kaeo called the meeting to order, nnd the business of the evening was taken up. Paul Illpa led In prayer, nnd It was decided that the meeting should at once pioceed to the election of olllcers. On motion of Hall, It was decided that tho olllcers should be a president, vice-president, secretary and assistant secretary, tieasurer and as sistant, and eecutlvo olllcer und as sistant. The election proceeded with II. J. Mos8mnn and D. IC. Kaeo as the candidates. Tho vote Was taken by a show of hands, which was decidedly unsatisfactory, the result belnjc that Kneo received fifty-one and Mossman forty-one. For vice-president William Ollpnu had sixty-one votes on the same method, but when this point had been reached thero was such a show of dissatisfaction on the part of the member?) that tho chair held that there should be voting by ballot and declared oft nit the previous voting. The ballot were prepared and upon the count being made tho result showed a tie between the candidates for tho presidency, each getting sixty-live votes. Upon this showing Mossmnn retired In favor of Kaeo, and the election proceeded. William Ollpatt was chosen vice-president. Fred Kauwnhl secrotury, John Wis usslstnnt secretary, Nlka treasurer, all the latter being selected unanimously. As soon as the elections were over Mossman nrgued that the next step should bo tho selection of a committee of seven for tho purpo3. of framing a constitution and by-laws for the government of the organization. He said that this action wns necessary owing to the fact that It would take some time to get tho proper kind of by-laws, as It would bo wise to look Into the charters of other societies. This was acceptable to the members of tho union, and tho chnlrman was authorized to make the selections. He named the following; J. K. Mossman, chnlrman; Cnpt. Hull, John Wise, Paul Illpa, Fred Kuuwnnl. W. Ollpau and Capt. Illpa. This completed tho work of the evening, and It wns announced that the committee would meet for work at tho Pacific Mall dock on Saturday nt noon nnd that there would be another meeting of the union at the drill shed on next Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. It Is understood to bo the Intention of tho Longshoremen to organize as tightly as possible for the purpose of getting Into shape to make a fight against tho presence on the front of Oriental and other cheap labor. It Is not the Intention to get Into u national organization, but the union will Join the Trades nnd Labor Council. Many of tho members expressed their desire to follow tho HncB laid down in the Advertiser as being those on which the labor men of the city are to fight against tho presence of tho Orientals nway from the plantations. . Frederick WuTtto W. W. Hnndnll, business manager for Frederick Warde, announces that . a .Shakespearean senson will be presented In Honolulu by Mr. Warde and his full company from May 8th to the SOth. at the Opera House. Full scenic productions will be given, and 'the repertoire Includes one or two of the plays especially written for Mr. Warde. .. m A Pursing Newfpapaj. , The Star says, on what purports to be excellent authority, that the Republican will cease Its Issue on thj last day of the monjh, Tho Robiirt Grieve Company will continue Its Jjb business and tnny publish a Sunday paper or tome other weekly publication. It is represented that Judge Hmnphivys, having paid In J1000 per month deficit ns long or longer thnn he can afford to. has concluded to call the paper"p(T unless the other stockholders will assume the burden. This th,ey will not do. ,, All Territorial offices and courts will close today, it being a legal holiday. i'. 4.