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i I WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY SUGAR 96 Centrifugals, 3.50 cents. 88 Analysis Beets, 8s t i 2d. -f Light northerly winds and fair weather. ESTABLISHED JULY 2, 1836, f VOL. XXXIX. NO. 6686. HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, TUESDAY, JANUARY. 12, 1904. i i PRICE FIVE CENTS. 51 AU El VOULD BE SECOND KEPOIK Says He Will Hold on to Assessor's Office No Matter How the Supreme Court Joules. Will Approve Bond US CONFLICT iN REPLY BRINGS A THE FAR EAST NEARER '5N Curtis Iaukea toXd the Board of the clause in the county . act binding Supervisors yesterday that if he once parties "jointly and severally" -was JLoo possession of the Oahu tax office ' complied wlth in this subdivision of V. - ' bondsmen. Mr. Whiting- replied that ne wouiu not. surrenuer it, no matter, . the sureties were jointly responsible what the Supreme Court decided as to for ;the Whole amount, and severally the legality of the County Act. . Iau- ; as to the individual amount for which kea did not submit his bond, but ie hey had signed. Judge Whiting sta- has it all ready, and it seemed to be ted that under the bond offered, the county could collect up to $60,000 from the sentiment of the supervisors yes-;,. . , , , j Mr. Dreier, and then come to Mr. Beck- terday to approve it, unless the Coun- . ley for hs amount and so on. He ty Attorney renders an adverse opin- said there would be no pro rata as to ion. The entire afternoon meeting of bondsmen, each signer was indlvidual- I ly responsible for the amount for which I he signed. Thus if one man could not satisfy any loss which might be ln- the board was taken up with the con sideration of Iaukea's bond and the se lection of road supervisors for the oth er side of the island. At the morning session the health question was considered without final action, and the board also approved the appointments of Sheriff Brown, who ha qualified.: ABOUT DR. NOBUTT. . At the opening, of the afternoon ses sion Supervisor Mahoe inquired as to the report on Dr. Noblitt. Mr." Lucas replied that Supervisor Harvey had all Iha "Rnfl.rd of TTpalth rerorda. althoueh. latter said that this was not suffl- "'''Js clent. The committee was given fur- ther time. . IAUKEA'S BOND. Assessor Curtis Iaukea appeared be fore the board and stated that he would have been ready to submit his bond but for the fact that Dr. McGrew, one of the sureties, was In Pearl City and had not returned as expected. He offered to get Judge Whiting . to ex plain to the board the status of the bond. Judge Whiting appeared with in a few minutes' and stated to the board that Iaukea's bond had been drawn up in conformity with the Coun ty Act, excepting that instead of two bondsmen qualifying for $150,000 each, he had procured a number of bonds men who had c0alified in the total amount of $300,000. The sureties are as follows: , Princess Abigail W; Kawana- nakoa $ 50,000 Charles A. Brown ............... 10,000 C. W. Booth 10,000 J. Alfred Magoon . 10,000 August Dreier .......... 60,000 Abraham Fernandez ....... .... 10,000 John S. McGrew .... ....... 10,000 C. B. Maile ......... 10,000 Helen Boyd 10,000 H. M. Whitney, Jr. 5,000 Godfrey Brown ........... 10,000 I A. Herbert 10,000 . ; .George Charles Beckley ....... 75,000 ADigau iv. earner ... . ...5. . ' ' , I v- .sc..-. c ., '.. o o o ? H I - r t f A. Jttclnerny 15,000 5,000 U v f Total ........ ...... ..".I.... $300,000 Chairman Hocking asked whether curred, the county could hold the re mainder of the sureties. Judge Whiting stated further that it had been the practice of the courts td apcept bonds In similar form in es tate matters, where in large bonds, sureties could not qualify for the entire amount. He stated also that an in vestigation would show Federal .offi cials who gave large bonds, had used the same form of bond. District Attorney Rawlins disputed the statement, saying that he had been required by Judge Estee to give three separate sureties for $10,000 each, each man being required to swear that he had that much property in the-Terri-tory. . '- ...... . ..... Judge Whiting replied that if Judge Estee took such a view, he did not believe he had fully considered the matter, or that it had been presented in the proper light. He added that other Federal officials had given simi lar bonds to that of Iaukea. LUCAS IN FAVOR. Supervisor Lucas asked Judge Whit- f Ing if, when on the bench, he had ac cepted similar bonds, and an affirm ative reply was given. Supervisor Gil man wanted to know if the bond com plied with the county act, and Judge Whiting replied that it did except in minor particulars. Supervisor Lucas said if the sureties showed they were worth the amount for which they had signed, he would favor approval of the bond. Chairman Hocking said he was sat isfied that full security was offered but he wanted to be certain that the bond was legally correct. Lucas said he didn't see why the bond shouldn't be accepted if proof was presented of the qualifications of the signers. Assessor Iaukea inquired about the Damon bond. He stated that the se nior Damon had said that it was neces sary for him to go on the treasurer's (Continued on page 2.) 1 liVvfcjW Sins That the Hour for the Great Collision is Close at Hand. Japan Buying Howitzers and Krupps in Ger many Chinese Envoy Believes War Will Come at Once Unless Russia Recedes. 9 ? o o ? o 6 .$ O (ASSOCIATED PBE33 OABLSGBA.US.) 6 TOKIO, Jan. 12.- The Chinese Minister to Japan has cabled 9 his government that the Russian reply to Japan's second diplomatic note is unacceptable and that immediate war will ensue unless Rus J sia recedes. He urges China to observe a strict neutrality. TOKIO, Jan. 12. -The secretary of the Russian legation ha3 q left here hurriedly on a warship with important dispatches to Vice O roy AlexiefF. t 9 LONDON, Jan. i2.Russia's last reply is practically identical with the previous one exceptj as to minor ; concessions in Koreal . which Japan considers immaterial. MANCHESTER, Jan. 12. Premier Balfour in a speech re ferring to the exigencies in the Far East said that Great Britain would fulfill all her treaty obligations. BERLIN, Jan. 12. Japan is buying howitzers aid Krupp guns in the German market. ! WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 11. -Advices were received here COLON, Jan. 12. A commissioner from San Andreas has ar- today that Japan has requisitioned thirty merchant vessels to be rived here to seek the annexation of that island to the Panama re- usea as I SITTOTTT. Trtftfka Tram tt TPIu TininAe riAirArMmn- tM A. t t I WA-rv.rwArf .m. ww I ui. A x AtiW ici.fyaiA4.Wi9W WUVWilUlUUV XIAO ItUtUW Publlc- . .-. r:-: - ' i i:;- ' . an unsuccessiui aemana upon riorea tnat it recognize a Japanese San Andreas is a small island in the Caribbean Sea and is loca- protectorate over Korean domain. The Korean Government will ted 200 miles northwest of Colon. The island, from its appearance endeavor to maintain its individuality even in event of hostilities. - : i. 1 1 1 j. : t.u j: u I xs, ,s pxuuauiy nut a& w.gc a vai.u, uut m mc uucu patu , TOKIO, Jan. 1 1. Japan's formal reply to the latest Russian cause of its isolated position it would be valuable as a coalin? station note has noty been delivered. to any foreign power seeking a foothold near the canal. On some BERLIN, Germany, Jan. 11. Russia has informed the Powers maps the island appears as San Andreas and on others as "St. An- tnat the Russian Government will respect the rights of any nation cirew isiana. CHIEF OF STAFF SAHAROFF. . 4- A SMALL ISLAND WOULD JOIN PANAMA -o- t . . , - ' f .fi -. I 1 : o o " 1 0 j I o i ? ADMIRAL SKRYDLOFF. O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o ?! o o o o o o o ILLNESS OF CZARINA TAKES A SERIOUS TURN in Manchuria under treaties made with China. - -p i URUGUAY HAS A V REVOLUTIONARY CRISIS . ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 12.- The Czarina is again ill. An abscess of the ear is feared. 'v MONTEVIDEO, Jan. 1 2.-The revolution has brought on a serious crisis in Uruguay. In an engagement with the rebels a WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. The Senate today confirmed the number have been killed and wounded. nomination of Mr. Buchanan, Minister to Panama ? Wm. H. Taft, Secretary of War ; Luke Wright, Governor of the Philippines, and J Henry C. Ide as Vice Governor. REYES' MISSION A FAILURE. THE THREATENED DISTRICT IN THE FAR EAST. 4 4 WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. General Reyes has left for home. 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