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Temperature, Max. 77; Minr 66. Weather, fair to cloudy.
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88 Analysis Beets, 10s. 3 id. Per Ton, $83.60.
VOi XL1X NO. 8319.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
T ' i 1 i i m in i i m ! i i in IT
HOUSE CUES WRONG ON
Tl IMPORTANT BILLS
The Direct PrimarylBill
- Debated at Length
in the Senate and
Effort to Delay Fails.
The Legislature received its
first "wireless" yesterday.. The
Shippers' Wharf Committee of
Hilo decided that it would not
wait for the mails to file a pro-
test, and yesterday petitioned
- the Senate as follows:
"W. O: Smith, President Sen-
- "We protest strongly against
eliminating the appropriation
for Hilo sanitation. Also against
- Hilo sanitary inspectors going
under county, iietter iouows.
"SHIPPERS' WHARF COM-
, ' MITTEE, HILO."
Consideration of 'the direct primary
bill consumed the greater portion of
yesterday's sessions of the Territorial
Senate. . Senator Chillingworth, who
introduced the bill in" the upper house,
5s apparently determined that the
"platform" measure is going to receive
all the consideration that it is entitled
to and despite a number of protests
succeeded, in having 'the bill taken up
.- f or serious debate. .-.. , ,
A number of those interested in the
fate of a direet primary bill were pres
ent. Ex-Senator Dickey, John Emme
luth, Assistant Attorney General Whit
ney and A. G. M. Robertson assisting
the members of the Senate in the in-
: terpretation of the measure.
The strongest protest against a fur
ther consideration of the bill at 'tie
present time was submitted by Senator
McCarthy, who insisted that a direct
primary bill could not be intelligently
judged until the Senate knew what
was going to become of Senate Bill
121, thejoew election law measure just
. passed... -;-
McCarthy denied that he was at
tempting to obstruct the passage of the
direct primary bill, Senator Chilling
worth maintaining that another post
ponement at this period of the session
would be the same as. killing the bill
at once. Senator McCarthy also ob
served that while he favored the theory
of the direct primary he did not have
a very high opinion of the bill as pre-
sented to the Senate,
A. G. M. Robertson used the direct
primary law now in force in the State
of Wisconsin as a basis for comparison
with 'the Senate bill, and pointed out
several important advantages it pos
sesses as a workable and practical law.
-- Assistant Attorney General Whitney
explained a number of 'the Senate bill's
provisions and Emmeluth arid Dickey
gave their opinions on several sections
that were taken up for debate.
Protest From Shippers. J
A communication was read from a
number of local firms interested in the
shipping business, asking that the item
for the salary of an assistant harbor
master be reinserted in the appropria
tion bill, it having been dropped out
ly the House of Representatives.
The communication bears the signa
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Passes Two-County Bill
and Tables One to Re
strict Prosecuting Of
ficers to Public Duties.
The House members yesterday made
up for 'the loafing some of them had
done the day before, the day being one
of the busiest the lower House has
had this session. Committee reports
by the dozen piled in, House and Sen
ate bills were put through their first,
second or third readings whatever1 the
ease demanded by batches, and peti
tions were received by the score, the
clerk's table being piled a foot high
with the accumulated documents of the
day. Between readings by the clerk
and the callings of the roll, there were
a couple of warm debates and some
back and forth talkine.
The division of the County of Ha
waii, according to a bill presented by
Kawewehi, was the principal matter of
the morning, a long debate resulting
from a report of , the Judiciary Com
mittee that the bill ought, to be tabled.
Kawewehi and Kaniho fought long and
hard to save the measure, their main
argument and their only argument be,
'ing that there would be money-enough
now under the new financial arrange-
ments to pay for two sets, of eounty
officers in' the Big Island.
. ' ' There is plenty of money," said
Kaniho, supposed to be quoting II. P.
r The bill passed second reading in
spite of the recommendation in the re
port. .. '
j The afternoon debate raged over the
question of allowing elected . prosecut
ing officers of the government to en
gage in private law practise. The
J udiciary Committe presented an ex
tended brief in favor of letting the
lawyers get all they could, in or out
of office, and the fight for free trade
was led by Douthitt.
Sheldon, who is in reality the father
of the measure introduced by Alfonso
i to makex the Attorney General, the
County Attorneys and their deputies
attend to the business for whieh they
are chosen, pointed out. the evils of
the present system and the chances for
a sort of grafting on the public that
The bill was tabled, however, and
another one was introduced making it
legal for Sheriffs and their deputies
to also engage in private legal prac
( tise if they happen to be lawyers.
Election Law Introduced.
The election law bill, numbered 121
in the Senate, was presented to the
House yesterday as the first matter to
be dealt with. The bill5 is a formida
ble looking document, some fifty-odd
pages in length. It was gravely re
ceived and put on one side until the
Senate sends over translated copies.
The Senate gave further proof of its
industry, four other bills being sent
over. One bill was to appropriate
$3002 to pay a judgment secured away
back in 1905 in favor of David K.
Baker of Maui, the Territory being
sued for trespass by Alatau T. Atkin
sony Arthur M. Brown and Lorrin A.
Andrews. This is Senate Bill 102.
Senate Bill 12-5, empowering the Su
perintendent of Public Works to put
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HALEIWA HOTEL WHERE THE
DR. ENGLISH AWARDED
THE SUM OF $11,000
AGAINST THE QUEEN
(Associated Press Cablegram.)
WASHINGTON", April 8. The Supreme Court of the District Of Columbia
has awarded judgment in favor of Doctor Charles English of Washington ia
the sum of $11,000 against ex-Queen
had contracted with Liliuokalani as her medical advisor for two years at a
monthly salary of $500 and a bonus of $5000, and that he was prevented from
fulfilling the contract by her. No defense papers were forwarded to Wash
ington by Liliuokalani.
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EX-QUEEN LILTUOKALANI VOF HAWAII.
John F. Colburn denounces the suit sued, the consideration being $1300. It
, , . , , . . I was a settlement in full. The papers
brought by a Dr. English against ex-.j were shown, to the Advertiser yester-
Queen Liliuokalani as an attempt at day. They were made out by Gear and
extortion. Yesterday he found among Davis, attorneys for Prince David and
. t. indicate that Dr. English, who had per
the papers of the late Prince David , formed n0 f urther sservices for the
an assignment to the Prince of the s Queen must have brought his recent
claim upon which the doctor lately suit to annoy her. .
Three Hundred Japanese Cadets
and Officers Visit
From Admiral Ijichi to the last of
the junior cadets, the three hundred
sailor men from the visiting Japanese
cruisers had "The most enjoyable time
of their lives. thanK you," on the ex
cursion to Haleiwa, arranged by the
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday.
From the windows of the train white
eaps and shoulders with keen brown
faces interposed, peered out and took
in the delights of the changing scenery
as the train wound its way round the
coast and past the ever-changing view
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VISITING JAPANESE SAILORS WERE ENTERTAINED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE s YESTERDAY.
LiliuokalanL Dr. English allegd that he
" . ,
Dr. 0'Day Contends That the
Legislature Should Aid
An erroneous impression has been
created concerning the part played by
Mrs. Atherton in the request made to
the Senate that the Palama hospital
be aided by appropriation, as told in
an interview with Dr. O'Day, publish
ed yesterday morning, an impression
which the doctor wishes to correct.
"Mrs. Atherton has had nothing to
do with the request made to the Senate
for financial assistance for the insti
tution," said Dr. O'Day last night.
"In a recent conversation with Mrs.
Atherton, she told me that she feared
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AH Suits Dropped on Payment of Additional
$!,000,000.Mr. Roosevelt Commends
Fleet Marines May Return,.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
, NEW YOEK, April 8 The American Sugar Keflning company has agreed.
io pay the remaining $300,000 of the $371,806 duties taxed against them by t&
government on the alleged shortweight of imports. If the company decides to
pay an additional one million dollars all other suits against the refineries will
ROOSEVELT SENDS WORDS
OF PRAISE FOR THE FLEET
EOME, Italy, April 8. Mr. Roosevelt left this city today. Before de
parting he sent a message to the American people commending the relief work
done at Messina and Beggio by the officers and men of the Atlantic Fleet after
the recent earthquake disaster. : . '
MARINES MAY RETURN TO
SHIPS, SAYS WICKERSHAM
WASHINGTON, April 8. Attorney General Wickersham has decided that
Congress is empowered under the Constitution to replace the marines upon the
warships. : .
WASHINGTON, April 7. The House of.Eepresentatives today adopted the
(amendment to the tariff bill that provides for free tea and removing the,
countervailing duty on coffee. This leaves coffee on the free list,
FOET DE FRANCE, Martinique, April 7. Former President Castro of
Venezuela landed here, today.
LONDON, April 7. The British torpedo destroyer Blackwood was sank
today in collision with the steamer Hero. No lives were lost.
ST. LOUIS, April 7. The Republican candidate for Mayor and almost the
entire Republican ticket was elected today.
LOS ANGELES, April 7. The will of the late "Lucky" Baldwin was pro
bated today. It is not contested. v
WASHINGTON, April 7. Former Senator Fulton ef Oregon has been of
fered the post of American Minister to China.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. The cruiser California arrived here today
with the passengers of the wrecked steamer Indiana. ' '
TWO COUNTY BILL WAS PREMA
TURE. The members of the Senate were
surprised yesterday on finding on their
desks, as if for second reading, copies
of the House Bill to divide the County
of HawaiiinJtoHko counties, with nice
little county'gents each for it
self. The 'members studied the bills
carefully, scanned the provisos and
made ready to tackle the measure,
when someone discovered that the bill
had only reached second reading in the
House and was a long ways short of
being assured of safe passage.
No one appears to know just how
the bill got before the Senators at this
stage of the game, a process of elimina
tion leaving the idea generally accept
I ed that the Strgeant-at-arms brought
! it over from the Houses side of the
out in nis wnissers.
The resolution presented the Legisla
ture by the leading business interests
of the city, with regards to the reten
tion of Captain Tripp as assistant har
bormaster, meets with the entire ap
proval, of everyone , having shipping
interests at this port. Captain Tripp
has done valuable work for the Terri
tory in his present position, which is
one thajt it would be difficult to dis
m The fact that Emory Harris, the jail
breaker, made the Foohng Sney his
medium of passage between here and
Maui pobibly set Captain Willett up
on his ear to a considerable extent.
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