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to S. WEATHEB BTJEEATJ, January 3. Last 24 Hours Rainfall, .00. Temperature, Max. 72; Min. 62. Weather, cloudy; fresh trades. SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.67c. per Ton, 573.40. 88 Analysis Beets, 10s. Per Ton, $82:20. ESTABLISHED JtJLY 2, 1856. VOL. XLIX., NO. 8238 HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1909. PRICE FTVR rT?xrTc . " - - t-JL M A LJb l V t ft- .r i I r f CITY GOVERNMENT WILL GOME INTO FORCE AT NOON Preparations Complete Have No Chance to Register Any Kick Until Tomorrow. Today, at noon, there will be no more County of Oahu, while supplanting it will be officially born the new City and County of Honolulu. To mark the .vent there will be a public reception in the assembly room of the City and i'ounty offices, Mayor Fern will ascend the steps of the municipal throne and deliver his inaugural address," the City, and County band will play a ' Tequiem for the dead county and a new Mayor's march in honor of the new .municipality and its head official and there will be a girding up of loins for the opening scrap between His Honor, and the Board of Supervisors majority. There is going to be some disappoint ment about this last mentioned number on the program, however, because it is Intimated that there isn't going to be any meeting of the new Board of Su pervisors today. The Supervisors them selves expect there will be, but the Mayor has made other arrangements. . He doesn't want one tiny cloud to arise to mar the harmony of the great occa sion and on that account he doesn't intend to call his Supervisors to order until tomorrow. The Municipal Act states that the board shall meet on ths first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month and also on the thirij Tuesday and that there shall be special meetings or special specified subjects called at the instance of the Mayor, Mayor Fern sees no particular special business that the Supervisors may have to do today and in consequence will all no special meeting. The old board will meet at eleves this morning. The members will wind up their work, pass around a few bouquets among themselves, answer to the last calling of the roll and wait WOULD HAVE TRANSPORTS COME TWO AT A TIME Army and Navy Journal: In his annual report the Quartermaster Gen eral of the Army says: "The owned transport vessels now operated by this department are sufficient for the needs of the service under existing condi tions, but some of them are approach ing the age when it will no longer be economical to keep them in that de gree of seaworthiness which is an im perative requisite to safeguarding the lives of their multitude of passengers. The loss at sea of a troop-laden transport would be a calamity too ter rible to contemplate with equanimi ty." In view of this statement the suggestion made by one of our correr spondents, an officer of large experi ence, is of immediate and pressing im portance. Our correspondent says: ' Transports going to Manila from San I FIRE ON THE RECLAMATION STOPPED A BASEBALL GAME Fire on the top of the dredger Recla mation yesterday afternoon not only called out the fire department but near ly everybody in Palama. The blaze was seen by those at the ball game being played in Aala Park and fcr a short time interest in the game lapsed for the newer excitement. The Reclamation had been place! in the Railroad wharf slip preparatory to "doing some dredging there last night, when persons on the steamer Alaskan and on the wharf were astonished at a cloud of smoke which suddenly swirled up from the roof of the dredger. A ve was noticed to be creeping along the roof and an alarm was sent in from box 47. The dredger crew, how ever, took hold of the situation at once and in a short time had the fire under control. A portion of the roof was charred badly but the damage is nomi nal. Sparks from the donkey-engine stack setting fire to a small quantity for Event Supervisors until the clock strikes twelve and V sounds their official demise. Then ex Chairman Charley Hustace -will escort the Mayor to the chair, make a short address and retire into the ranks of the private citizens. J Mayor Fern will then speak for the first time officially as Mayor, making a short inaugural address, outlining the policy he intends to carry out, express ing a hope that there may be harmony between himself and the other officers of the City's administration and prom ising to carry out the law as nearly best as he is able. He will then an nounce the names of the committees chosen by him and wait for the light ning. - ' Following the address there will be a public reception in the board room, which has been decorated with bunt ing and other gala attire in honor of the occasion. To this reception a gen eral invitation . to the public is ex tended. '''"' 1 On the street corner outside, Captain Berger will lead his men in appropriate music. For the occasion he has writ- ; ten a new march, dedicated to the j Mayor. On his program is also the "Inauguration Overture" and a "City Life' Vllti, both "new in Ifonoluln. The first regular meeting of the new Board of Supervisors will be held to morrow. The fact that it will not be held today is going to be a disappoint ment. The Republican members of the board are not geingto get a chance to make their point that the new appoint ed1 officeholders have to be confirmed and the appointments of the men en dorsed by the Republican' Executive Committee cannot be consummated be fore the Fern forces move upon the (Continued on page S.) Francisco should go in pairs, or better have them go over the path followed by the liners. This would remove the present danger to some extent of loss of all hands, in case of accident, such as running on uncharted reefs, uncon trollable leak from a strain, in a ty phooniswamping, disabling of machin ery, etc., etc. There would be some show for human beings in case one of these unfortunate things should occur; and our transports are getting a little worn and old now. If anything hap pens to one transport, and she has a consort, relief could be rendered promptly and the boats and life rafts of both transports could be put to use in transferring .human souls, as a con sort is supposed to be nearby. If the transports go on the path of the lin ers there is a good chance of getting help, within a reasonable time and be fore all are lost. History shows how (Continued on Page Four.) of excelsior lying on the roof was the cause of the blaze. ' The Reclamation is engaged in dredg ing out the entire Rrailroad wharf slip. Harbor muck and scourings brought to the harbor by the Nuuanu stream have caused the slip to fill up and the deep ly laden vessels constantly making use of it have been too close to the bottom. The Reclamation will be one of the dredgers used by the Hawaiian Dredg ing Company in dredging the channel and harbor at Pearl Harbor. For the first time, for a day alarm, since the new fire alarm box-number cards were issued recently the fire whistle sounded twice . when the fire was out. Under the old system one whistle announced the finish to a blaze and the two whistles which annourced that yesterday's fire was under con trol excited attention, a number of peo ple calling up the Advertiser office to find out what it was all about. GHOULS jj, j. jj. jp j,- ,j. jf j," j.' 7 V - 1 ' H f , - m maim inn 1 JOSEPH J. FERN, WHO WILL BE HONOLULU'S FIRST MAYOR AFTER NOON TODAY. & 5t &&&&&&&&&&&&& &&&&&& FIRST STOCK Tramp Steamer Brings First Pure Bred Additions for Local Herds. A large shipment of livestock was brought to Honolulu from New Zealand yesterday by the British steamship Den of Ruth ven, marking the , initial ex periment in this sort of cargo, which may be followed by others. As far as Captain Singleton knows this is the first time a shipment of livestock has been made from the Colonies to Hawaii. In this shipment therewere seven teen Shorthorn and Hereford bulls and cows of the purest stock, consigned to Davies & Co. and Haekfeld & Co. In addition there were seventy - Merino ' rams and thirty-five ewes. The live stock was in chargeof a cattleman named Halstead. The stoek was select ed by a man named Munroe, who' is a special agent of the Board of Agri culture and Forestry. The Den of Ruthven is traveling light on the present trip to Victoria, carrying only fifty tons of white Omaru stone, to be used for decorative pur poses in public buildings of Vancouver and Victoria. For ballast the Den of Ruthven is carrying several thousand tons of water. The steamer will dis charge her livestock cargo this morn ing and will proceed to Victoria about noon. (Continued on Page Four.) COLONIES NEW SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW ZEALAND SERVICE Honolulu May Be Included if Passenger and Freight Guarantees Be Made Would Bring Mariposa to This Port. BY ALEXANDER HUME FORD. A through service between San Fran cisco and Xew Zealand via Tahiti haa just been established. 1 know that it is the desire of the Oceanic Steamship Company to run its boat to Tahiti via Honolulu if this can be done without absolute loss to a company that has served Hawaii laithfully in the past and has not always made both ends meet by doing so. If Hawaii can guarantee ten thou sand dollars a year in freight and pas sengers it seems certain that Honolulu can become a port of call on the San Francisco-Tahiti-Xew Zealand service. The far southern route to Australia is becoming more popular every day, and it takes from Hawaii that which should belong to Hawaii The run to Tahiti via Honolulu would consume two more days, but would bring Hawaii in touch with Xew Zealand by a new and attractive route. Connect at Tahiti. The Union Steamship Company of Xew Zealand maintains a four-weeklv ? j,' jf j? & jp , jp jp jp jp 1ft 1(i - . - 1ft 1ft 8 v . NOT AS COLI ' AS COULD BE Chilly Spell Fails to Shake Mercury Down to the . , Record Mark. "Br-r-r-r! The coldest weather I ever knew in Honolulu! " So, many have said during the past f ewdys, especially after the sun has gone down to polish his Bishop Tings and the cold, gray shadows try to locate the places In your overcoat where the moth corrupted. But it hasn't been so very cold. It hasn't been so cold by several degrees as it has been before in Honolulu. If you have shivered very much lately it has. been through a mis take. The assistant weather man in the Alexander Young Hotel says so and has the statistics to prove it, showing that what was the matter lately was that the air was only thicker than usual to the amount of a few decimal points. The lowest temperature recorded on the Young Hotel roof during the past few nights has been 61 degrees, while a search through the records of the United States Weather Bureau discloses the fact that the lowest minimum tem perature recorded in the last fifteen years was in February, 1902, when the thermometer fell to 52. In March of 1891 and February of 1903, the thermo meter fell to 53, and in February and (Continues on Page 8.) service to Tahiti from Auckland. To meet the thirty-five day service from San Francisco of the Oceanic boat, it put on an extra steamer from Welling ton that makes exact connection with the San Francisco boat. That is the way they do things in Xew Zealand, and th3 exports of Xew Zealand, with ail her great territory and population exceeding ours seven times, does not double in value the exports of Hawaii. If there is a link of connection need ed in the Pacific, it would seem to be -' the establishment of a Hawaiian-Tahi-tian service; and this may now be se cured by a little energy on the part of Hawaii. The seasons in Tahiti are op posite to the seasons in Hawaii, so that with a connecting line in operation no fruit need be out of season in either group of islands. Moreover, the estab lishment of a connecting route would be but an opening wedge. A good trade has been built up between San Fran cisco and Tahiti; the thirty-five day steamer will soon give way to the four weekly steamer. Let Hawaii do her (Continued on Page Two.) Looters Resist Guards and Kill Sailors Landed to Help A Hospital Ship and Equipment Sent. (Associated Press Cablegrams.) ROME, January 4. At both Messina and Reggio there were frequent encounters yesterday between the guards, stationed to pro tect property abandoned by its owners, and thieves. There are looters everywhere throughout the ruined districts. Six sailors from a Russian vessel, who had been sent ashore to protect property and render assistance, were killed by a gang of looters. In another en gagement between the looters and the police, two of the latter were killed. , Many arrests are being made wherever possible, and the total number of looters now in custody of sixteen hundred. THOUSANDS OF WOUNDED MOVED. Altogether thirteen thousand three hundred and ' fifty-nine wounded persons have been brought to the improvised hospitals here aboard warships. .The strict censorship being maintained by the government on messages from the ruined districts is hampering the newspaper cor respondents greatly in sending out their reports of the great disaster.. MORE VIOLENT EARTHQUAKES. The Island of Stromboli was shaken again yesterday by earth quakes, the shocks being most violent. The volcano of Stromboli is in active eruption. KING AND QUEEN BACK. v V , The King and Queen returned to Rome yestay from Sicily, where they have been assisting in the work of rescuing the victims of the earthquake and tidal waves. The presence of the King in Rome was demanded in order that a special session of Parliament mignt oe caiiea. GRISCOM WILL DISTRIBUTE RELIEF. Ambassador Grisco'm has been appointed by a committee of Americans to utilize and distribute the relief funds sent to him from America. - ... ', . . AMERICAN HOSPITAL SHIP. WASHINGTON, January 4. The American Red Cross Asso ciation yesterday cabled one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to Ambassador Griscom with, a request that he use the amount of the outfitting of a hospital ship, to be sent to Sicily. KAISER SENDING HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT. COPENHAGEN, January 4. Emperor William, of Germany, who is visiting here, has issued orders for eight transportable hos pitals of eighty beds each, as used in the German army, to be sent at once to Messina. - DEPOSED OFFICIAL SEEKS PROTECTION PEKING, January 4. Yuan Shikai, who was yesterday re moved from office as Comptroller of Customs and Councillor, the result, as stated, of aanchu plot, has fled to Tien-Tsin, arriving yesterday. He has asked for the protection of the British from his enemies of the Chinese Court. : -. BATTLESHIPS HURRYING TO SICILY SUEZ, January 4 The American battleship fleet arrived here yest rday, two days ahead of the schedule. The vessels 'will be hurried on to Sicily to assist in the work of rescue. MURDEROUS ASSAULT SAID TO BE "HIGHER-UPS" REVENGE A murderous assault was made late yesterday afternoon upon Mrs. Isoi, of Iwilei fame, by one Morimoto, the story in the Advertiser on Saturday that it was through inadvertent state ment made by the woman that the present investigation of the Twelve Dollar Club was started, being the cause for the assault. Mrs. Isoi sought United States Dis trict Attorney Breckons as soon as she was able to recover sufficiently from the beating she had received, and told the story of the assault. The District Attorney at once got into communica tion with United States Marshal Hen dry, and that official went to the po lice station, where he - obtained the services of two special officers. With these he went in search of Mrs. Isoi's assailant, and by 8:20 he was placed in a cell at the police station as a pris oner accredited to Marshal Hendry. He is held for investigation. Chief of Detectives Kalakiela, although his men made the arrest, states that he knows nothing of the case and appears not to care if he never does. When Mrs. Isoi presented herself be fore District Attorney Breckons she was a much disheveled woman, with blood on her face and clothing and exhibiting many evidences of violent handling. There were some cuts on her head, and these are said to have been made with a bottle. The affair took place at the Isoi house. It is said that Morimoto pick ed a quarrel with Mrs. Isoi, accusing her of giving away the secrets of the Twelve-Dollar Club, following this with the assault in which she was injured so badlv that it was some time before she was able to call for assistance. The disclosures in the Isoi matter have reached an aeute stage, and the possibility of several persons being im plicated through evidence developing is said to be the rean for the Mori moto assault, a theory being that the attempt to do the woman up was in stigated bv "higher-ups." United "States District Attorney Breckons will probe the matter fully todav. and the newest development may bring to light a number of cirr cumstances connected with the Iwilei matter whieh will not only border upon the sensational, but be a source of serious embarrassment to many people, not Japanese, who have been more or less connected with the Isois and their galaxy of women. Some of the dis closures expose police protection said to have been afforded Isoi's stockade during the time the Atlantic fleet was in port. . ... .