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U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, December 19. Last 24 hours' rainfall, .03.
Temperature, Max. 79; Man. 72. Weather, variable.
SUGAR-96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.82c; Per Ton, 76.4.
88 Analysis Beets, 8s. 9d.; Per Ton, $76.40.
ESTA8USHCO JVLV 2.
VOL. XLIV., NO. 7603.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1906.
PRICE FIVI CENTO
Action Is Taken on the
Before the opening of the meeting of
the Board of Supervisors last night it
looked as though the business would be
fln'shed in a few minutes. There wen
few bills to approve and but one of
these jarred Mr. Uwignt. iror a mo
ment it looked as though the item was
to be fixed up before Chairman Smith
arrived, but Mr. Dwight said matters
of a financial character needing his
vote would have to be attended to
after roll call.
There was a little caucus work done
in the dark corners of the hall before
the meeting. Captain Parker working
in the interest, it is said, of Archer
for chairman, and Charlie Broad as a
successor to Sam Johnson.
After roll call, which showed all
members present, the minutes of the
recent special meeting were read and
Then Mr. Moore said there was a
matter that had been handed in by Mr.
Trent that should have attention. This
was a bill from Judge Whitney for
services in the suit re "Blanket War
rant." The fee is $200 and Mr. Moore
said he did not think it right that the
Treasurer should pay. This is the mat
ter over which Mr. Dwight balked be
fore the meeting, but as everyone, from
the chair to Trent, was willing that
it should be paid by the county, hfc
acquiesced; but not with a noticeable
degree of enthusiasm.
The following bills were then ordered
Road department, $2745.64.
tjaruage department, $666.75.
K.oolauioi road district, No. 2, $427. So.
Blanket warrant case, $200.
Mr. Lucas said he had ordered Mr.
Johnson to put in a storm sewer on
Biver street, as the person complain
ing was jusiifled in his action. This
work will be completed by the end of
the week. As to Short street, the con
ditiou was deplorable and a great deal
of work would have to be done.
Lights had teen placed so as to warn
the people regarding the holes. As to
Metcalf street, he opposed repairing
beyond the peint where peop:e are liv
ing. Thought the $300 appropriated
.should be used on Metcalf street prop
er. In accordance with this, Mr. Moore
moved that the repairs suggested by
Mr, Lucas be made. Lucas seconded
in the absence of anyone, but the
chair said it looked bad for him to
be the second. Mr. Dwight finally sec
onded and then Archer butted in with
some kind of an objection, but Moore
silenced him. When the Vote was
taken, Dwight and Archer negatived.
Mr. Lucas also reported on Ala Mo
ana road. He said he had seen Mr.
Lord and had his promise to remove
the tracks on Thursday. Mr. Hollo-
way naa remarKeu to mm mat ne
would have the street put in its form
er condition as soon as the tracks were
County Attorney Douthitt rendered
an opinior. to the effect that the Board
of Supervisors had no legal right to
reduco salaries of policeman in the
middle of the month, they having been
employed by the month at a stated
salary and the board having appro
priated for December the amount al
lowed eat.: month. The Sheriff might
discharge a policeman in the middle
of the month in which case the man
could collect pro rata of the salary at
which he was employed.
Mr. Lucas volunteered the informa
tion that while Douthitt might be a
buyer he would inform him that a
Mr. Junius Kaae, a
Junius Kaae. who was a prominent
figure in politics during the reign of
King Kalakaua, died at 4 p. m. yes
terday at the Queen's Hospital of blood
poisoning. The funeral will take place
at 3:30 p. m. teday from the Catholic
cathedral, interment in the Kawaiahao
cemetery. The remains were kept at
the Townsend Undertaking Parlors
Mr. Kaae was born at Kaineha, La
haina, Maui. September 17, 1845. He
was the son of John Koohanohano and
Kaakaukahemalani (w). He received
hi3 education in the Hawaiian and
foreign schools at Lahaina, and became
an expert sugar boiler for the late
James Campbell, father of Princesc
Kawananakoa. Afterwards he served
on the Maui police force. He was
married three times. A son by his first
marriage is now living. He is William
Merchants Urge That
With the consent of the Secretary of
State, Honolulu may be the scene next
year of one of the most important con
sular and commercial conferences ever
planned to take in the Occident and the
Orient. Through Governor Carter a
joint committee of the trustees of the
Chamber of Commerce and the directors
of the Merchants' Association, will
present the matter to the attention of
the Secretary of State, and it is be
lieved by many of the members of the
committee that the wished-for approval
will be granted.
The Beautiful Residence
of F. L. Waldron
One of -.he most costly fires which has
visited Honolulu for some time took
place last night in Manoa Valley, the
beautiful new residence of Fred L
Waldron being burned to the ground
The tire broke out about nine o'clock,
turning fiercely, the building being
doomed before the firemen could arrive
on the ground. There was no one in
the house at the time, the residence
being just completed with the excep
tion of some finishing of the painting.
md the cause of the lire is so far un
The fire was first discovered by a
brother of J. W. Cathcart. who lives
t a joint meeting of the trustees of next door to the burncd house, but the
Kaae, County Clerk for Maui. tins
second wife was Kamehaokaiani, a
cousin of Queen Kapiolani, who died
in 18S2. There were three children by
this marriage. On February 3, 1883, he
married Miss Jessie Kapaihi Lane, who
He was a notary public on Kauai and
was then appointed tax assessor for
Waianae and Ewa districts, Island of
Oahu, and later for Maui in 1884. In
1886 he was appointed registrar of con
veyances, resigning the position in
In 18S2 King Kalakaua appointed Mr.
Kaae a member of the House of No-
the Chamber of Commerce and the di
rectors of the Merchants' Association
held yesterday afternoon at which J.
P. Morgan presided, the following com
mittee was appointed to confer with the
George Wl Smith, E. H. Paris and A.
Hartley .lr.t for the Merchants' Associa
tion; J. K. Gait, E. I. Spalding and E.
E. Paxton, for the Chamber of Com
The meeting was well attended and
Mr. Morgan was chosen as chairman,
with H. P. Wood, secretary. Mr. Gart
ley was called upon to state the object
of the meeting, the chairman saying
that Mr. Gartley had presented the plan
to the Governor, who had heartily en
Mr. Gartley said it was planned to
have a Consular Panpacific Convention
in Honolulu, to comprise all consuls
whose posts bordered upon the Pacific
Ocean, or were within it. He said he
would present the arguments in favor
of such a proposition. He said that
people here as a general thing did not
like to go into a project except they
saw something to benefit them. From
a promotion standpoint it would be an
alarm was sent in by A. Gartley, whose
residence is just across the road. The
alarm was a still one, but the depart
ment responded promptly, the Makiki
engine, hose cart and ladder wagon be
ing on the ground within ten minutes
of the time they were notified. By the
time they arrived, however, the flames
had secured a headway, making it Im
possible to save the Waldron house, the
firemen turning their attention to the
Cathcart residence, which was already
on fire. These fiames were soon check
ed, however, and the Cathcart stable,
which was also on fire, was saved.
Of the Waldron house there was
nothing left a half hour after the fiames
broke out but the concrete foundation.
This loss Is nearly all covered by in
surance with the Waterhouse Trust
Company, a policy of $10,000 being in
force. Mr. Waldron has been insuring
his place as it went up, having placed
an Additional $3000 on it only last Mon
day. But for the promptness of the fire
department it is probable that the fire
would have spread to other surround
ing buildings, certainly to the build-
ARE AT OUTS
Refuse to Pass the Education Bill
Many Killed in Steamboat Ex
plosion at Vic ks burg.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
LONDON, December 20. The Education bill passed by the
House of Commons has been killed in the House of Lords.
This is the throwing down of the gage by the hereditary house to the repre-
presentatives of the people and is certain to result in grave consequences in Great
Britain. The present education bill is a repealing of the one passed a short
time ago by the Conservative parliament, turning the educational system of
the country practically over to the Church of England. That Jaw Las been
bitterly fought by the Nonconformists and the present Liberal ministry has
Bought to reconcile their differences with a bill, the main points of which are
that no public money is to be granted for distinctively Church teaching; no
religious tests are to be required of State-paid teachers; only simple Biblical
eaching (undenominational Bible lessons) is to be allowed, with attendance
non-compulsory if parents object. The Lords, by a large majority, while dis
claiming intention to wreck the bill, adopted amendments which undid all
this. In so doing they rejected the wise advice of the minority, which includes
the Bishops of Hereford and Ripou, not to provoke the revolutionary spirit
which in former days has threatened to "mend or end" their House.
Leaders of the Commons have already intimated that they will not submit
to any nullification of a plain mandate of the people by hereditary legislators.
Speaking for the Government to that effect, Mr. Asquith has compared the bill
as amended by the Lords to an amendment of the Ten Commandments by
inserting not in all that are affirmative, and omitting not in all that are
In case of the present deadlock between the Commons and the Lords on
this bill, the Commons, having the exclusive control of the public purse, can
carry the day by simply refusing to vote any money for sectarian teaching in
CELEBRATIONS AND ARRESTS IN RUSSIA.
excellent thing for Honolulu. If the ' mgs 01 MT- -aim nuul '
State Department of the United States; a heavy Pu!1 for tne horses a"ached to
could be induced to authorize such a 1 the engine to get the three-ton machine
convention to be held here, and if com-; UP the Manoa hill, especially in view
mercial agents could be induced to come ' uf the state of that road last night'
here at the same time, it would benefit heavy with the prevailing rain and
all concerned. At such a gathering roughened by the storms preceding,
different methods for promoting trans-1 Tn? &re evidently started at the Ewa
i.acific trade could be discussed and it miuka corner of the building, the la-
Dies and the Privy Council, and in the onnortunitv of a lifetime nai and ,attlce work bein ablaze whtn
latter position he was retained by J-.1- I t 1 " first noticed. This is the information
obtained by Fire Chief Thurston. Mr.
when she ascended the
for the consuls and commercial men to
throne j n,eet at sucn a central place as llouo-
An interesting phase of his career Jnlu where steamship lines converge,
was his appointment by Kalakaua as j The convention would bring Hawaii
one of four members of what was in tl before th worU
known as the Hawaiian Board of r '
Health. With him were associated J. j Jt woukl show the necessity of
P. Kaina, Mahelona and Xakaku. ' building fortifications here," said Mr.
Their duties comprised the issuing of Gartley.
certificates to kahunas. Their eommis- j The necessity of defending these is
sions were issued, but the law was ( in8t 'tack absolute.
changed and the board never acted.
Klne Kalakaua also conferred upon I Mr. Gartley referred to the Amer-
Kaae the decoration of the Crown of ican-IIawaiian S. S. Company, one of were of concrete blocks, showing off
Hawaii, which he wore up to the time the largest in the United States, which very nicely.
of his death. j had found Hawaii to be its most fan- ( )n the ground floor there were a big
The deceased was also one of the , , , , imnorfint recePtion room- Parlor, dining room, a
original members of the famous Ball Portant base, and was aa important fine stalrcase and a Dig veranda. A
and Twine Soc iety organized by King ; factor m moving the sugar output of ,.u.se kitchen and lanai were at the
Kalakaua and known by the Hawaiian ' the islands. The Tehuantepec railway back.
rvime of Hale Naua. He was also an ' was a new feature which would aid in The second floor contained four bed-
reducing freight rates. Honolulu would
be a great port of call. These were
features that would be discussed.
(Continued on Page Three.)
Cathcart la of the opinion, an opinion
which is shared by others living in the
neighborhood, that the blaze was start
ed on the inside of the building, possi
bly a result of spontaneous combustion
among the oi!-soaked cloths used by
the painters at work there yesterday.
Mr. Waldron's house was designed by
Pred. S. Harrison, son of Arthur Har
rison, the well-known contractor. It
was of two stories and In Colonial
renaissance style. The foundations
ST. PETERSBURG, December 20. The name day of the Czar
was celebrated here yesterday.
One hundred militant socialists have been arrested.
IALYSTOK, Russia, December 20. The terrorists held up a
train here yesterday, killing the guards and releasing a number of
prisoners who were on board.
CONSUL GENERAL SHOOTS HIMSELF.
MUKDEN, Manchuria, December 20. General Fairchild, the
American consul general here, shot and killed himself yesterday.
The shooting is believed to have been accidental.
MISSISSIPPI STEAMBOAT FATALITY.
organization which flourished
the Kalakaua dynasty.
Junius Kaae came into later promi
nence in 1902 by filing a suit to recover
the estate of Keliiahonui. who was a
descendent of one of the island kings,
the amount involved being about $50,
000,000. as the land comprising the es
tate in contest was alleged to be the
greater part of Honolulu, all that sec-
I tion between the Nuuanu stream and
I Piikoi street, and from Punchbowl to
1 tvo coo tCji:ip made two attempts to
recover this land, the first time in 1S90
before Justice Judd. He claimed that
the last will and testament of Keliia
honui. who died in 1849. was forged.
Keliiahonui's widow married one L.
Haalelea and died without issue. Ke
liiahonui left a sister. Xahimu. who
married Oliver Chapin. Kamehaolani,
a surviving .-hild of Keliiahonui, mar
ried the petitioner. Kaae, In 1873. and
without issue. By her last
rooms, a bathroom and a big hall. Done
in northwest pine the interior was fin
ished well. There were fluted columns
inside with stucco capitals.
(Continped on Page Eleven.)
HAWAII GAINS BY AN
VICKSBURGG, Miss., December 20. The steamer Scoville
was blown up yesterday. Sixteen persons were killed and a score
of others were injured.
JEFFRIES' MODEST DEMAND.
man pmr.ldVf .1 hv the month and dis
,w died in 1SS2
cnarged tn tne miaa.e or rne monui , wf,, Bhe Apl,ointed Mr Kaae as her
could collect in full. He blamed the j executor. The suit was lost to Kaae.
Sheriff for not coming to the meetings i It is reported in the news files of the
and conveying the information to the Period of the 1887 revolution that Kaae
. . was ne of the legislative members al
board. This mistake was caused by j fc af5sjsted in c:lrryjnK lhe
a misstatement by him. a statement j jgo.000 cash in a clothes basket to Ka
that has placed the board in a rather i kana. whic h money was the begin-
He led the board ning of tne trouble wnicn causea me
revolution of that year. The money
ivas mM tn he hrihe nionev in connec
ts the men was for the current month t,on wth the sale of the opjurn ,,rlv!
when, as a matter of fact it was for j ieg?s to a Chinaman. The Chinaman
January. It was decided that the who Is reported to have paid over the
. . c,-.t Kjffr nn, tho nrivnp-o Wl ;
IIH'Ut.I 1 I -.-. 1 - . V - " -
given to another
(Special Cablegram to the Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON-, December 19. Secretary Straus has ruled that the pay
ment of the passages of immigrants, with private subscriptions, through the
South Carolina hoard of immigration, is lawful.
to believe that the decrease in the pay
matter should rest until the next meet
ing when the payrolls were presented.
(Continued on Page Two.)
The Chinaman who
was out his large sum of money died
Thus ends a troublesome matter which the Springfield Republican lately
diseumed as follows and which had a direct bearing on the importation of
immigrants here: "In their zeal for attracting foreign immigrants to the
South, the immigration agencies of both North Carolina and South Carolina
have run afoul of the Federal immigration law, whose fine points the Federa
tion of Labor never allows to become blunted. Some Fnglish factory hand
recently brought to Charlotte, X. C. must be deported, because the Carolina
.agent, working for mill owners and other private citizens, paid their traveling
expenses and otherwise induced them to come to America. A still more notable
case is that of 500 Belgians who recently landed at Charleston, S. C, and
received a cordial welcome, some orators avowing that their advent meant the
dawn of a new era for South Carolina. It turns out that they came over under in
ducements unlawfully offered by the South Carolina immigration agent, who
loaned the most of them their passage money. The South 's eagerness for desirable
white immigrants is likely to make it antagonistic to the careful restrictions
which the Federal laws have established. If the 500 Belgians are now de
ported, South Carolina's wrath could hardly be measured."
LOS ANGELES, December 20. Jeffries has announced his
willingness to reenter the ring if a purse of $50,000 be hung up for
him to contest for.
AFTERNOON CABLE RtPORT.
WASHINGTON, D. C, December 19. The President's special message to
Congress transmitting the documents in connection with the discharge of the
colored troops contains a severe criticism of the lawlessness at Brownsville,
where the troops were stationed.
NANTE3, December 19. Captain Magniese has been degraded for refusing
to obey orders.
PARIS, December 19. Thirty-four residences and fifty-three seminaries
have already been evacuated by the clergy. There has been rioting.
PARIS, December 19. Madame Gould has won the suits brought by the
creditors of Count Castellane.
NEW YORK, December 19. Bishop Charles Cardwell McCabe of the
Methodist Episcopal Church died here today. He was stricken with apoplexy
on December 12. The Bishop was 70 years of age.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 19. The master's license of Captain Porter,
of the P. M. S. S. Mongolia which stranded at Midway last September, hasi
been suspended for six months. Chief Officer Martin's papers are restored.
Lopez, the Porto Rican who escaped from the penitentiary here some weeks
ago, was recaptured last night at Waipahu by Deputy Sheriff Fernandez. The
fugitive was hidden away in the mountains near that place and had armed
himself with a revolver and a knife, although he attempted to use neither when
fliscovereil by the police officer.
Lopez has distinguished himself by the number of times he has broken
prison, dragging out a six months' sentence to one of as many years through
his persistent efforts to escape. Before this last getaway he hnd been chos-n
as one of the trusties at the prison and had only a short time longer to serve.
He will be brought in from Waipahu today.