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TJ. S. WEATJIEB BUBEATJ, February 26. Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, .09.
Temperature, Max 73; Min. 64. Weather, high winds and rain.
SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.73c. Per Ton, $74.60.
88 Analysis Beets, 10s. iy2d. Per Ton, $82.80.
ESTABLISHED JULY 2, 1858.
VOL. XI.TX, NO. 8285.
Opera Bouffe Has One
The Territorial Senate quashed two
Coelho measures yesterday, incidentally
showing that it was not going to be
misled by any of the senile measures
fathered by the statesman from Maui.
Senate Bill No. 2, which provided that
only unmarried women should be em
ployed as teachers in- the schools of the
Territory, was dropped to oblivion. The
Committee on Education, to which the
measure was referred, rendered a re
port finding that the bill was impracti
cable at tue present time, introducing
an its s:ead a substitute bill that pro
vides representation for each Island on
the Board of Commissioners of Public
The Judiciary Committee of the Sen
ate reported on the other Coelho bill,
providing for bail commissioners in the
judicial districts of the Territory. The
ommittee touna that the , numsure
would limit the legitimate discretion
of the courts and would tend to create
-abuses and be directly contrary to the
best interests of the public The report
-of the committee was adopted, and that
made quash number two for the states
man from Maui.
Coelho wa3 heard from again during
the discussion as to the disposition of
the substitute to his sjifioolieaehers '
bill. Senator Knudsen made an obser
vation about wasting time, and Coelho
-shouted an exception to what he term
ed the "personal remarks" of the Sen
ator from Kauai. Knudsen disclaimed
any intention of hurting the dignity of
the statesman from Maui, and the Sen
ate smiled. In fact, there is a well-rounded
impression in the Senate ;that
Coelho is earning more than his salary
- he can always be .depended on for a
few handsprings when the proceedings
Howdoes a Hawaiian eat poif That
was the great question of the day in
the House of Representatives yester
day, when Representative Like de
nounced the pictures taken by R. K.
Bonine at the Lunalilo Home as cari
catures on Hawaiian customs and some
thing which should be suppressed. With
a quaver in his voice, the Honorable
member from the Fifth, and a Demo
cratic member at that, related the
hameful story of how the Bonine pic
tures showed a Hawaiian man stripped
to the waist, such a thing never having
keen seen by him since he was a boy.
The horror of the thing impressed
itself on others of the members, one
of whom wanted to rush through a
Jaw forbidding the taking of pictures
of poi-eating and have it passed in time
to prevent Mr. Bonine from "skipping
out" to the States with what pictures
lie had. Both Rice and Coney tried to
mollify the more rabid members into
persuading them that the fault of Mr.
Bonine was an unintentional one. A
resolution was passed, however, asking
him to stop showing the picture and to
destroy the film, and Kaniho wanted to
know if this would stop the showing of
such pictures on the mainland.
No one mentioned the fact that the
pictures had been exhibited all over the
Islands and applauded by Hawaiians
-wherever shown, nor that the principal
applause at the exhibition on Thurs
day night had been from the Hawaiians
present, nor that the picture was taken
of two well-known old Hawaiians at
the Lunalilo Home, people who ate the
poi for the express purpose of showing
how it was done. Neither did any
legislator suggest a bill to provide free
forks for Hawaiians so that they should
stop eating poi with their fingers. It
as being commented on also that the
members had to wait for a free show
before they knew what pictures Mr.
Bonine was taking. The whole affair,
in faet, was along the lines of the
periodical protests by Hibernian so
cieties against the stage Irishmen; by
Teutonic societies against the popular
presentation of Duteh characters, and
by other peoples against other things
neither conceived nor presented in
The Hawaiian members of the House
were very much in earnest in the mat
ter, however, and it is stated that the
appropriation for the Promotion Com
mittee is iu danger and that there was
talk early yesterday of having the Sen
ate return the bill appropriating money
for the Hawaiian exhibit at the Seattle
Exposition in order that the indignant
House might jump on it and stamp it
This was one of the features of the
House proceedings yesterday, proceed
ings that differed from the first six
days of the session in that the members
indulged in their first real debate and
division on a bill. The matter of con
tention was Sheldon's bill to empower
a judge to appoint counsel under pay
tContlPuea en Page Two.)
Not AH of Them Bid
on the Heavy
By Ernest G. Walker.
(Mail Special to the Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. There
were several surprises in connection
with the bids for the Pearl Harbor
drydock, which bids were opened here
yesterday. The bid of a Boston man,
C. M. Leach, who gave his address as
care of the navy yard, that city, was
one of them. He had the lowest fig
ure on every item of the specifications,
but, fortunately or unfortunately for
him, his bid was not accompanied by
a bond and therefore will not be con
sidered. He sent a certified check for
$20,000 and promised to furnish the
bond if the contract were awarded
him. Eut Admiral Hollyday told Del
egate Kalanianaole and "Mr. George B.
McClellan, after the bids were opened,
that Leach's would not be considered,
and that the award would go to tho
Pacific Construction Company, as al
ready cabled to the Advertiser.
In round numbers the bids of the
(Continued on Page Four.)
HONOLULU TO HAVE FOUR
The War Department authorities
will shortly take up the question of
the establishment of the new military
posts to be loeated in the Hawaiian
Islands. One of these will be at Ho
nolulu in connection with the coast de
fenses and will provide for four com
panies of the coast artillery corps. The
other post is the large one for head
quarters and eight troops of cavalry,
for the present. This is the perma
nent post located some miles from Ho
nolulu. The work will be undertaken
as soon as funds become available in
the appropriations which will probably
be incorporated in the sundry civil
act. Army and Navy Register.
The Honolulu Koreans are now in
closer touch than ever with the Korean
patriots in San Francisco, the three pa
triotic societies of. the two cities hav
ing combined into one with some of
the principal officers of the big society
here. The three societies were the Den
Ko and Go Sei, of Honolulu, and the
Kyo Eitsu, of San Francisco. The
amalgamated society is the Koku Ming,
meaning the National Society. It was
this society which recently sent the
cable despatches to Tokio and Seoul,
protesang against the annexation of
their country to Japan, the cablegrams
going forward with the knowledge or
and approval of the San Francisco Ko
reans. The official organ of the Korean pa
triots in Honolulu is the recently es
tablished Chinese newspaper, the Man
Sang Yappo. ,
NGHAM TO MANAGE
THE PARKER RANCH
Edward Ingham, secretary of the
Metropolitan Meat Market, has been
offered and has accepted the position
of manager of the Parker ranch, the
biggest cattle ranch on the Island of
Hawaii, and will leave on Tuesday of
next week to take up his new duties.
His resignation has been presented to
the Metropolitan Company and accept
ed, to take effect on Monday.
A. W. Carter, the present manager
of the ranch, who offered Mr. Ingham
the position, will move to Honolulu and
reside here, to look after the larger in
terests now arising in connection with
the big cattle enterprise.
In view of the faet that negotiations
are pending that will materially affect
the Metropolitan Company, it is un
likely that anvone will be appointed
to fill the position to be vacated by Mr.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY,
JOSEPH 0. CARTER PASSED
THE LATE HON.
Joseph O. Carter died at ten min
utes past 1 o'clock this morning at his
residence in Nuuanu avenue, after a
lingering illness. Death was due to a
complication of ailments, culminating
recently in pulmonary congestion.
Nothing had been decided at 2 o'clock
about the funeral, which may not take
place until after the arrival of J. O.
Carter, Jr. who was cabled for a day
or two ago, and left San Francisco
yesterday on the T. K. K. S. S. Tenyo
Maru. The remains may be cremated
and the funeral take place on the ar
rival of the only member of the fam
ily now absent.
Mr. Carter was born in Honolulu 73
years ago in a grass house on tha
present site of the University Club,
the family moving later on to the Man
sion House, corner of Garden Lane and
Beretania avenue. He was the
eldest of five sons and one daugh
ter, of Captain J. O. Carter, a sea
master who came here from Charles
town, Mass., and Hannah Lord Carter
of Hollowell, Me. Of the family there
survive Mr. Carter only his sister, Mrs.
Eobert Lewers. He leaves two sons.
President Joseph Smith Is a
Passenger on the
President Joseph F. Smith of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints of Salt Lake City, Utah, accom
panied by eleven others, arrived on the
Alameda to visit in the islands for
about a month. He was received at the
Oeeanic dock by a large delegation of
Hawaiians and" members of the faith
and was given a glad welcome by the
Hawaiian band. The reception by the
latter was a special mark of favor in
return for many kindnesses to the
bandsmen while they were in Salt Lake
City a couple of years ago during their
memorable tour of the states. Presi
dent Smith was deeply touched with
this welcome and personally thanked
In his party are Mrs. Smith and their
four daughters; Bishop Nibley, presid
ing bishop of Salt Lake, his wife and
two daughters; Mrs. McCune, wife of
the wealthy mining operator, A. W.
McCune of Utah and Peru, and Bishop
Woolley, who is in charge of the Mor
mon Mission in the Hawaiian Islands
with headquarters at Laie, the sugar
plantation of the Mormon church at the
other end of this island.
Greeted at Church.
After being welcomed by Elder Ab
ram Fernandez, several of the young
elders from Utah who are spending
their mission service of three years in
the islands, and many of the Latter
Day Saints, the party was driven to the
Mormon church on Punclibowl. whore
a large crowd greeted them, and where
at nnon the visitor sat down to a Ha
waiian luau, replete with native deli
cacies. To President and Mrs. Smith
the Hawaiian luau was not new. fo
the President came here first in 1S54
on his first mission and has visited here
(Continued on Tage Four.)
r it A -
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1909.
JOS. O. CARTER,
J. O. Carter, Jr., and Cushman Carter,
and four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Bab
bitt, wife of the Superintendent of
Public Instruction, and the Misse3
Charlotte, Mary N. and Kachel A.
Throughout his life Mr. Carter had
occupied a prominent place in the af
fairs of the Hawaiian Islands. ,In his
younger days he was a news-gatherer
for the Advertiser, when it was es
tablished in the '50s by the late H.
" Whitney., , He occupied various
governmental positions in the Postof
fice, Department of Finance, etc., and
was Consular Agent for Japan until
about the middle of the '80s. He was
a member of the monarchical Legis
lature. His friendship with the royal
family was maintained after the over
throw of the monarchy, and until re
cently he was the adviser and business
agent of-Queen Liliuokalani. Of late
years Mr. Carter's health began fail
ing, and recently he was so indisposed
that he had to give up personal atten
tion to business affairs.
The removal of Mr. Carter from the
list of well-known residents makes
a gap in the gradually-lessening circle
of kamaainas. He was a man of ster
ling business qualities and a citizen of
Dredger Reclamation and Pon
toons Now at Pearl
On Monday morning, March 1, the
dredger Reclamation will commence
grinding coral away from Bishop
Point, in the Pearl Harbor channel,
pumping the material out over a pon
toon bridge of pipes and dropping it
into a channel pocke which is about
100 feet deep. The .Reclamation left
Honolulu harbor yesterday noon and
arrived at Pearl Harbor channel late
in the afternoon, the report reaching
the offices of the Hawaiian Dredging
Company that the dredger made the
trip successfully, and also that the
pipe pontoons had arrived without
Captain Parks, civil engineer, U. S.
N., under whose direction the work
of the dredging company will be super
vised, when askd yesterday when the
dredger company would start dredg
ing, answered laconically;
When the naval definition of "im
mediately" was ascertained to mean
"at once,'' or, if used in official
communications, "within twpnty-four
hours," the force and effect of the
one word employed by Captain Parks
to answer a question, is apparent.
Simultaneously with the issuance of
"immediately" from the Naval Sta
tion, the contractors had a dredge on
the way to Pearl Harbor.
Watertown, the camp of the Hawai
ian Dredging Company on the Waikiki
or Honolulu shore of the channel, is
just below Bishop Point, and manka
of Queen Emma Point, where the two
57-ton guns are to be located for the
first defense battery of Fort Upton.
The dredging company received ap
(Continued on Page Three.)
TAFT SPEAKS AT
A PEACE DINNER
IN NEW YORK
Civil Sundry Bill Carries Over $13,000,000
Qualtrough's Sentence Confirmed An
Inspector General for Navy.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
NEW YORK, February 27. Eight hundred distinguished guests attended
the banquet of the Peace Society last evening. Among the speakers vera
President-elect Taft, Governor Hughes, Ambassadors Bryce aad Takahira of
Great Britain and Japan, respectively, and other prominent men.
QUAIJROUGH SENTENCE CONFIRMED
WASHINGTON, February 27. The court martial proceedings resulting la
the disgrace of Captain Qualtrough, U. S. N, formerly commander of the battle
ship Georgia, on charges of drunkenness, have been approved. Captain Qual
trough was relieved of the command of the Georgia and reduced several num
bers in his grade while the Atlantic fleet was in the Mediterranean, the findings
of the court martial being approved originally by Rear-Admiral Sperry. ,
GENERAL INSPECTOR OF NAVY
WASHINGTON, February 27. The office of General Inspector of the Navy
has been created, and Admiral Goodrich," U. S. N., has been appointed to fill
WASHINGTON, February 27. The Sundry Civil Bill, carrying appro
priitiens ,nounting to $13,700,000, has passed the House of Representatives.
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AFTERNOON CABLE REPORT.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 26. Edwin GoodalL head of the steamship
company of GoodalL Perkins & Co., is dead from apoplexy.
WASHINGTON, February 26. The State Department has asked that naval
vessels be sent to Amapala to watch Nicaraguan military activity.
BAKERSFIELD, California, February 26. Mrs. Beckman, a wealthy
widow, and her four children, have been burned to death in their home. Mur
der is suspected.
NEW YORK, February 26. President-elect Taft today declared that a re
vision of the tariff is a primary requisite for the relief of business conditions.
Mr. Taft said further that he hoped the extra session of Congress would
complete the revision by June.
350 MORE MARINES FOR,
PEARL HARBOR STATION
WASHINGTON, February 14. To add to the temporary accommodations
for the enlisted men of the Marine Corps at the several posts on the Atlantic
Coast, Pacific Coast, and Hawaii an appropriation of $20,000 is urgently required.
At Port Royal, South Carolina, 300 men have been ordered to duty, and at
Tearl Harbor, Hawaii, 350 men have been ordered. At each place additional
accommodations are required. More accommodations are needed also at Phila
delphia, Annapolis, and Norfolk. The regular appropriation is wholly insufficient
to provide for the 2000 ordered off the ships by the President.
10 KNOWS ABOUT
Ik 0. E.
Mayor Fern yesterday received a
letter from John J. Scott, an attorney
of Boston, asking for information con
cerning David E. Curtis, who left Bos
ton for Honolulu in 1827, and was last
heard of from this city in 1873. The
attorney wishes to know whether Mr.
Curtis is dead, and whether he left
any children. His letter-is as follows:
"Mayor of Honolulu, Honolulu, Ha
"My Dear Sir: I want to locate
David' E. Curtis, in order that I may
serve notice on him from the land
court in this commonwealth. It is
said that he left here in 1S27, and was
not heard from until 1S73, when he
signed a power of attorney before the
American Minister at Honolulu. He
also had some transactions with his
three sisters in regard to some estate
in Charlestown. Massachusetts, in
1S75. I am rather inclined to tninK
dead. If so. I would like
cret a certificate of his death. I
won I d like also to know if he left any
dislike to trouble vou. but write
letter at the suggestion of the
judge of our land court. If you have
not the official records at hand, will
vou please refer this letter to the of
ficial who has charge 0f the death rec
ords? W-ll yon kindly give this mat
ter ynur immediate attention? Should
Mr. ' Curtis he now living, will you
kindlv furnish me with his address? I
should like very much to hear from
vou at voiir earliest convenience, and
"wish to thank you in advance for your
kindness. ' '
There is a fair prospect of trouble in
the House today over some of the trans
lation work that is Wing done for the
Committee ou Printing and Revision.
It was expected that there would be a
flare-up in the House yesterday, but the
poi-eating resolution proved to bo
nonh of a safery-valve. It will prob
ably be sprung today. The trouble ap
pears to 'center in the Committee on
Public Lands, the members of which
claim that their biiJs are not properly
put into Hawaiian. One bill introduce!
by Coney, in particular, is claimed t
be a botch and so translated that thj
intent of the bill is lost altogether. In
the meeting of this comini'tee yester
day, at noon, all action on this bill
was deferred until the chairman of the
Printing Committee could be hunted up
and a protest lodged.
Kaleiopu is chairman of the Public
Lands Committee, and when he has a
kick coming he usually puts it in
strong, (,'orrea is chairman of the
Printing Committee, and he is n
slouch at the talking game himself.
When the two lo-k horns, an interest
ing quarter of an hour can be exjiected.
orrea states that he has lots to say
regarding the particular bill in ques
tion and is ready for any questions
that the chairman of the Public Land
Committee may have to ask.
Sheldon raised the point yesterday
that one of his bills bad not been cor
rectly translated, and Correa was quick
to defend himself.