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U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, March 23 Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, trace.
Temperature, Max. 76; Min. 66. Weather, strong trades.
SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, S.92c. Per Ton, $78.40.
88 Analysis Beets, 10s. Per Ton, $84.00.
VOI XLESL, NO. 8306.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ESTABLISHED JDL 2, 1856.
SHINGLE URGES HOUSE
TO LEARN WHAT IT IS
TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH
Amendments to the Ed
ucation Bill HaveBeen
Adopted in Senate
The bill reorganizing the Board of
Commissioners of the Department of
Public Instruction by providing for
county representation, is now ready for
the consideration of the Governor, the
Senate having concurred v yesterday in
the amendments to the measure made
in the House.
A statement by Senator McCarthy to
the effect that Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction Babbitt had said that the
Jboard was unnecessary, called forth ex
tended remarks from Senator W. O.
Smith, who took the floor and in op
posing the concurrence in the amend
ments took the occasion to de
clare that if the board was unneces
sary something was decidedly wrong
and in immediate need of correction.
He declared against the placing of the
sole responsibility in the hands of one
man and said it was contrary to all
the lessons of experience.
The Senate had a full attendance
when it convened yesterday morning.
An invitation from Adjutant General
Jones of the National Guard was read,
inviting the members of the Senate to
inspect the shooting gallery at 2 o"clock
Saturday. The invitation was accepted
on the motion of Senator Fairchild.
A communication was read from the
House of Representatives, stating that
it had failed to concur in the Senate
amendments to House Bill 140, the new
Enabling Act for the payment of muni
cipal employes and near-employes. Pres
ident of t' e Senate Smith named Sena
tors Moore, Fairchild and Quinn as
members of the conference committee.
A petition was read from the Y. P.
S. C. E. of the Central Union church,
protesting against a reduction in the
appropriation for teachers' salaries or
change in the age of compulsory school
attendance. The petition was referred
to the Education Committee.
The Judiciary Committee reported
favorably qn House Bill 134, providing
an addition to the laws relating to
gambling. The bill provides a misde
meanor penalty for the placing of bar
ricades in a house to obstruct the en
(Continued on Faee Two.)
HURT THEMODBE BILL
War to the knife may be declared
between the liquor ring and the deal
ers in wines, commonly known as the
California product, over the proposi
tion to kill otr "dago red," and if
the determination is persisted in to
eliminate the red wine from general
ale in the Territory, certain of the
dealers will muster sufficient backing
to mutilate the Moore whisky ring
measure, until it is laid away in the
grave where it belongs.
It is said that the brewery is back
ing the proposition to prevent the sale
of "dago red," the presumption be
ing that if the "red" is eliminated
there will be greater sales of the brew
cry output. It is likely that the local
agents of California products may ac
quaint their mainland suppliers with
the information of the "whisky inter
ests," and there is a thought expressed
that some back water may make it un
pleasant for the regular liquor dealers.
This is a case where some dealers in
light wines feel that, the "whisky
Ting" is trending on its toes. Should
dissension follow, it is believed that
the Moore bill will suffer.
PRICE OF LOAF OF BREAD
WILL ADVANCE IN A WEEK
Flour is going up in price, and there
fore a loaf of bread at the baker's
will cost more in about a week or not
contain so much material. That is, if
you're getting twenty-six tickets to
day for $1, you may get only twenty
three or twenty-four tickets for ifl in
about a week, or you may get a small
Flour has been climbing upward in
price by slow degrees for several
House Fool Time Away
on the Appropriation
Arguments A Bad
Agijin the House marked time on the
Appropriation Bill yesterday, taking up
the greater part of the afternoon ses
sion arguing as to whether they should
go ahead or not. The "nots" won. on
points. During the discussion, for the
first time, it was openly stated in the
House that the members were working
on the bill with the intention of bring
ing it into conformity with the 'Fair
child scheme of county segregation for
the different branches of government.
The Judiciary Committee yesterday
submitted a surprising measure. That
is a bill to create a lunacy commission
but allowing an appeal from the find--ings
of the commission to a Circuit
Court jury. In order to get this bill
into the House, the eommittee killed
a bill which did not contain the perni
cious right of appeal. Such a bill as
is now in the House would be no sur
prise if it came from the same source,
for instance, as the rediculous Kaniho
j Leprosy Bill, presented the day before,
' but coming from the Judiciary Com
mittee of the House, it was certainly
Not a cross word was spoken to the
press representatives yesterday and it
is generally supposed that the last has
: been said ab??t abridging the free
right of comment.'
During the morning session the
House resolved not to agree with the
Senate amendments to the Enabling
Bill, turning its case over to a confer
Business Was Slack.
There were no resolutions, no peti
tions, no new bills and no reports from
standing committees when the House
dailv menu was taken up yesterday
morning and the regular order of the
dav was reached twenty minutes after
the chaplain had invoked the Divine
blessing upon the members. Between
minutes and order of the day, one item
of business was transacted, that, being
the passing of a communication by the
Speaker to the Education Committee,
the communication being announced as
from the Christian Endeavor Society.
"I cannot see why all the individuals
sending these identical letters cannot
all sign one and get it over with instead
of each sending a separate letter. This
is getting monotonous,
Municipal Amendments Disliked.
The first business on the order of the
day was the consideration of the things
the House had done to the seeond En
abling bill. There was no discussion
about this matter, the House agreeing
to disagree without any debate. A
conference committee was named, con
sisting of Douthitt, Cohen and the intro
ducer. Senate Bill 61 was read a third time
and passed. This bill validates what
ever invalidity there may be in the
charters of the existing transportation
companies in the Territory.
The second reading of House Bill 99
was deferred on account of the absence
through illness of Waiwaiole, the intro
ducer. This is the bill providing for
the appointment by the county sheriffs
of the deputy sheriffs of Maui, Hawaii
This finished the' order of the day.
A petition from thirty-eight citizens
of Kapaluilu, Waikiki, was presented
by Kamanoulu. asking for $430 to ex
tend the Kiawe street water main an
other one thousand feet.
Another petition from forty citizens
at Keanae, Maui, asked for $1300 to
build a stone and cement breakwater
100$ feet long at Keanae. "to prevent
the damage of a flood to taro. rice and
other agricultural land."
One standing committee got a report
(Continued on Page Two.)
weeks. Baker's flour by the barrel is
quoted now around ."2-". and in an
other week will be still higher.
The various bakeries have tentative
ly agreed that the price of bread will
go up in about a week. The cause for
the advance in the flour rate is said
to be the present high price of wheat.
It us also said by local dealers that
the price of flour should go down again
in about two months, when the new
wheat crop is taken off.
DEATH LAST EVENING OF
REV. SERENO E. BISHOP, D. D.
THE LATE EEV.
Bev. Sereno Edwards Bishop, D. D.,
venerable scientist and clergyman, pass
ed away last evening at ten minutes
after S o'clock. Sinee last Sunday V.
had been unconscious, sinking rapidly
from that time. He was in bis eighty
third year, and was born on the
Island of Hawaii, the son of Rev. Ar
temas Bishop, a missionary from 1S22
to 1S73. Arrangements for the funeral
have not yet been completed, but it
is understood that the remains will be
Dr. Bishop was educated in America,
graduating at Amherst in 1846 with
WITH A BIG SUIT
Taking Rock From Wrong Land
Johnson and Cummins'
The City and County is threatened
with a big suit for damages. It is
charged with trespassing. It is alleged
that, in a way, the Moiliili quarry is
merely a "blind", a sort of "fence";
that in the past two years the City and
County has taken tons and tons of rock
that did not belong to it and crushed
it and spread it on the roads; in very
truth that every man, woman and child
who uses the streets is particeps crim
inis, and as good as a receiver of stolen
Incidentally, if the charge is true,
and the City and County is held liable,
it may have a claim over against Col.
Sam Johnson and Tommy Cummins and
the sureties on their bonds as road su
pervisor. It all depends on whose rock has
been used during the past two years
from the Moiliili quarry. The County
of Oahu on May 1, 1907, took a lease
for a number of years of three or four
acres of property at Moiliili from t he
.John Ena estate, as a quarry. The
(Continued on Page Four.)
JUD9E LINDSAY FOR
TIE JUVENILE COURT
Chief Justice Hartwell has appointed
Judge Alexander Lindsay. Jr., of the
First Circuit Court, as judge of the
Juvenile court as provided for in Sec
tion 2 of Act -2. entitled "An Art to
Define and Regulate the Treatment and
Control of Dependent and Delinquent
Children." A notice to this effect was
authorized yesterday, being published
through .!. A. Thompson, cierk of the
Supreme Court. It is rather a singular
coincidence that Honolulu's first judge
of the juvenile court should bear a
name so similar to the distinguished
iudge who mde the Denver, ('(dorado,
juvenile court famous, his name being
Judge Ben Lindsey.
.: .-V . -X
v - ?i
S. E. BISHOP, D.D.
the degree of A. B. He received from
the sarag - institution fifty years later
the degree of D. D. In 1851 he gradu
ated fsnm Auburn Theological Semi
nary, and in the following year he
married- Cornelia A. Sessions, the
daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman,
who survives him. His ordination 1 to
the Presbyterian ministry took place
about the same time. His return here
was by the old sailing route around the
Horn, during which time his vessel
narrowly escaped disaster in a storm
off the Amazon river.
Landing in Hawaii after a long sep
aration from his parents, young Bishop
(Continued on Page Foar.)
PETERS I F
OF APPEAL -BIGHT
Attorney Makes Argument Be
fore House Committee for
The Finance Committee of the
House held a session last evening,
which wa attended bv the members
of the Liquor Dealers' Association, anempting t0 mur(ier a negro named i wh'ch must have been unlocked at th
who were there in a body, accompa- E parker at the house of John Xash, tinip. contrary to the regulations, and
nied by their attorney, E. C. Teters. also a nogr0i escaped from the police : passed into the receiving station and
in advocacy of the Moore bill as station jail yard between 1:30 and 2 ; t,1'n directly out through the doorway
amended by the Senate and presented Gv-lock yesterday afternoon, and was or P " the main section of the build
to the House for action. Mr. Peters still at large at an early hour this morn- j in. passing out of the principal en
made an argument in favor of the icr although officers were scouring the trance.
amended Moore bill.
He stated that the bill did not take
away one iota or the power ror con-
trolling the liquor business. In fact,
he declared, it remains as strict as
ever, the only amendment being to
guarantee the right of appeal to the
court in chamhers-not before a jury,
His argument, further, was that, al-
(Continued on Page Five.)
ORGANIC ACT COMMITTEE
FAVORS GOVERNOR'S BILL
It is stated on what seems fairly '
good foundation that the proposed!
amendments to the Organic Act that .
the House is to be asked rr-e -.mmen-l I
will follow verv closelv along the lines I
of the amendments propose. 1 by the
Governor in the bill he advocated be- ; committee proposed by Kuiiio to do
fore the Pacific Islands Committee of ; thU work, or ? wallowing s'self and tak
Congress in the winter. One report in j ing back the resolution pae-l early in
circulation yesterday was to the effect j the session favoring and advocating
that the Governor's bill hid been tak- j th- Kahio bill, now in r.mzress which
en in toto by the committee and in- j turn over to the Legislature the power
cornorated in the report the committee ; to amend Hawaii's land laws.
will submit to the House. Another re-
port states that the committee will ad-
vocate striking out the clause in the
Governor's bill eiving the Governor
the right to settle all appeals in the
matter of disputes over public lands
and replacing the settlement of sueh
OF YOUNG WH1TLA BOY
One of Them a Woman in Whose Skirts Nearly
Ten Thousand Dollars Were Sewed
South Pole Not Found.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 24. Two men and a woman believed to be the
abductors of Willie Whitla have been arrested. The woman is said to have
planned the crime. Nine thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars were found
rewed in her skirts.
SHAEON, Pennsylvania, March 24. The Whitla boy reached home yes
terday and was greeted by a cheering crowd of thousands.
LONDON, March 24 The Shackleton expedition got within 111 xnilei of
the South Pole and was compelled to return.
PASADENA, California, March 24. The balloonists, after three days Of
wandering and hardship in the mountains, have arrived here safely. . .
WANT JAPANESE EXCLUSION
SACRAMENTO, -March 24. The Senate has adopted a resolution tulZog
Congress to pass an Exclusion Act against the Japanese.
RECALL MUST STAND
LOS ANGELES, March 24.
AFTEBNOON CABLE EEPOKT.
PASADENA, California, March 23. The occupants of the balloon America,
which was last sighted when near Mount Lowe, are safe and have reached a
camp located in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
BERKELEY, California, March 23. James Bryce, the British Ambassador
to the United States, delivered the Charter Day address at the University of
California today and was honored with the degree of Doctor of Laws by the
NEW YORK, March 23. Ex-President Roosevelt and his son Kermit sailed
today on the steamer Hamburg for Africa, via Naples, on their hunting" trip
for big game. Mr. Roosevelt was given an ovation by a huge crowd which
gathered at the dock to see him off. A committee of prominent Italians pre
sented him with a bronze tablet in commemoration of his services toward the
relief of the sufferers in the recent earthquake.
ESCAPES FROM JUL
Emory Harris, the noted negro crimi- j fleers in the receiving station is un
nal who was iailed on March 5 for i known. He had to slide the doors open.
city for him. This is Harris' third sue-
eessful escape from the police station,
and he also broke once or twice out ot
the Xaval Station brig during the time
he was a sailor on the U. S. S. Iroquois.
Sometime between the hours men -
tioned Harris was seen bv a trusty to
walk up the inclined way to the slid-
' . .
ing doors which open into the receiving
station. Prisoners are not allowed to
depute? in the courts,
" either of the above reports are
correct and there seems everr reason
() li(.,-(.vp ,hat onp or th( ,.th(..T j3
,1,,, one will dune fac- to faee with
the proposition of either turning down
: tie- work' of the special committ'-e, the
tranget tiling about tins is that
j it is believed that Kuhio him-elf is not
j verv anxious about hi own bill parsing
! and is favoring the Governor? bill, al-
j though he introduced Lis own bill after
ntroduc -d that of the Gov-
court has refused to enjoin the recall
walk up this p'atform. and the trusty
called the attention of the turnkey to
the matter. The turnkey replied: "Oh,
I guess they have sent for him up
stairs," ami with that dismissed the
matter from his mind.
Just how Harris got past the of-
.Some time ago a new regulation was
made concerning the method of keep-
la" !l lm u,Jr io '"e station yam.
j The kv 11:1,1 t0 be constantly in thu
I 1,1111,1 of the eaptain or the sergeant. If
j K'H'8 awa frotn the receiving of-
j f ''-'' tlie otht'r rctatns possession of tho
'f . tf't"ri,f tWant3 t0
, come up Irom ln-low he has to rap on
i the door, or give some sort of signal,
and the door is opened for him. This
door is not supposed to be left unlock
ed, although with so many trusties and
oUict rs passing through ail the time,
the rule is sometimes neglected, espe
cially if an oiJicer or trusty intends tf
Harris on two former occasion
climbed over the rear wail, but was
soon caught each time. He is a bad
"nigger." He has a lon2 record of
crime behind him. and i often in pris
on, lie has a penchant for carving up
people. He was let out of the Navy
as one of the most undesirable men
ever recruited aboard the Iroquois.
Harris has been wearing a bandago
his forehead since the fight on
March .", whea Parker, after beir.g shot.
took the revolver away from him and
pounded him in the faee with it. Most
likely Harris w;) take the bandage off,
but the scars on forehead and nose
The decision to give any publicity to
the escape of Harris was riot arrived at
untii' last evening, the first intention
of the department being to prevent it
from getting int.) the newspapers.
.Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff, .however, d
iblic into their con-