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U. S. WEATHER BLTREATJ, May 25. Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, .00.
Temperature, Max. 80; Min. 72. Weather, fair.
SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.92c. Per Ton, 178.40.
88 Analysis Beets, 10s, 8VicL Per Ton, $85.00.
VOL. XLIX., NO. 8360.
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Some Strikers Object to
Makino's Handling
of Funds.
Evidences of weakening among the
Japanese strikers continue to multiply.
It is reported that the strikers of
Ewa end Waialua plantations have re-'
fusd to contribute further to the fund
for maintaining the strikers in idleness
unless such funds are collected and
placed in the hands of a repatable com
mittee of five men chosen from among
tne representative business men
The fact that the strikes are ordered
and swung by a minority, as they were
.l r:l i
uu ijna auu. Tiaiaiua piauianous, a case
of the tail wagging the dog, is evidence
to the planters that the majority of
the Japanese laborers are not in favor
of the strike.
The effect upon the strikers who have
wives and children is becoming appa
rent and many of the heads of families
are reported to have stated that it may
be all right for single men to ioin
the army of unemployed but it is a
hardship upon those with families.
iConsul Uyeno has issued "a strong
official statement against the strike pro
paganda. The managers of Ewa and Waialua
plantations have replied to the strike
committees on each estate refusing to
gTant the demands made of the plan
tations. Consul Uyenp's Statement.
Consul-General Uyeno, His Imperial
Japanese Majesty 's representative in
Hawaii, yesterday forenoon issued the
following statement to the Japanese
strikers, the English language of the
translation "being much milder, it is
said, than the original Japanese text:
"The fact that the Japanese resi-
dent in Hawaii since tneir arrival have i
been tmraired in various lines of busi- I
ness and trade beneficial to the Japa
nese and American people, is a cause,
of much gratification to me. It is in
accordance with my; purpose to perpet
uate the good relations between the
two countries. f
"Owing to the'1 higher wage ques
tion, the laborers on the plantations
struck and left their homes, much to
my regret. The high wage problem
is a matter that should be solved be
tween the laborers and planters. This
problem, however, may become so seri
ous as to effect the prevailing v good
will if the Japanese laborers should not
maintain the most reserved attitude,
and engage peacefully in their work,
disregarding unfounded , rumors and
avoiding careless and rash actions.
"(Signed) S. UYENO,
" Consul General.
"Dated May 25, 1909." ,
Manager Kenton's Answer.
Manager Kenton of Ewa plantation
yesterday sent the following letter to
the strikers' committee:
"To the Committee representing the
Japanese Laborers of the Ewa
Plantation Co., Ewa, Hawaii.
"Gentlemen: In reply to your com
munication of the loth inst., to me, in
which you made certain demands re
garding wages, I have to say that your
demands cannot be granted.
"Yours truly,
"(Signed) GEO. F. KENTON, -"Manager,
Ewa Plantation Company."
Manager Goodale's Answer.
At the office of Castle & Cooke,
agents for Waialua plantation, it was
stated yesterday that Manager Goodale
had also sent a similar reply to the
strike committee on that plantation.
Wanton Destruction.
When the Japanese strike agitators
on Waialua plantation on Sunday last
forced a strike to take place on Mon
day morning, Manager Goodale at a
late hour Sunday night asked that the
mill men be permitted to grind the
cane already cut. otherwise it would
spoil. The" leaders refused. This is
regarded in the light of a wanton de
struction of the property of the plan
tation. Had "Kill" on Minds.
That same night when the strike was
decided upon there was a gatnenng oi
ost of the Japanese laborers from the
Waialua side, and only representatives
from the camps of the Kawailoa sec
tion. The Kawailoa men did not wish
to strike. That night, when the mat
ter was put up to Manager Goodale
and he heard that the Waialua men
had said if the Kawailoa men did n.n
strike also that they would "go over
and kill them." Manager Goodale de
cided that it would be better not to
have anv elash on the plantation, an!
the men" who did not strike should not
be subjected to intimidation and lie
therefore sent word to the Kawailoa
men that it might be better that they
do not go to work Monday morning.
: rather than get themselves into trouble.
A large body of Waialua Japanese who
(Continued n Pase Two.)
s Miss M. Mundon Miss Pauline Evans
Mrs. Charles Siemsen Mrs Will Cooper
Mrs. Walter Frear gave an informal At Home yesterday afternoon for
on the Alameda today for Seattle. The young ladies will act as hostesses for
Augustus Knudsen, who is now in Seattle, and Mrs. Will Cooper, who is to
x will receive a big send-off this morning at the departure of the steamer.
Supervisors' Police Committee Recommends
High Sheriff for County Jailer Finances
Are Strained to Prevent Overdraft.
A new ordinance to prevent the in-
discriminate erection of tenements in
residence districts where they are not
desired by neighboring property-owners institution and absolute management
was presented to the Board of Super- jby a new set of officers; pay. of jailers,
visors last evening bv the Mavor on be- 'guards, lunas and cost for the mainten
half of P. L. Weaver, the attorney, who ncJ of prisoners for eighteen months
. , , . ' , ' . ending December 31, 1910, as well as
had been instructed to draw up the neeessary expenditures for hospital and
same by the Kaahumanu Improvement equipment. The committee reported
Association. Mr. Weaver, in his letter they had investigated the cost under
of transmittal, stated that he had gone manaSement UP to Deeem-
into the suibject carefully and had eTnd' th nrnnos(.(1 with
stndipd similar ordinances existing in
other cities, and he believed that this be per month $1150; for twelve months j name had been mentioned at Washing
one would tmss muster in the courts. $13,800; for eighteen months. $20,Joo. ! ton for Federal judgeship, not hav-
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This ordinance makes it unlawful for
any person to locate, Duiia, construct,
maintain or keep a new tenement house
in any locality within the Honolulu
district in which two-thirds of the
buildings as a whole or in part, within
five hundred feet of such tenement
house, are devoted to or adapted to
exclusive residence nnrnnses The orrli- hjuui, ovv itei woout-u
exclusive residence purposes, lne ord! nailg &nd labor $ 1QQ
nance shall not be applicable to any ketS) $200; 100 iron buckets, $50; 100
locality where the owners of a majority hammocks, $150; water cistern. $150;
of the lots which are located as a incidentals, $300; a total of $7275. The
whole or in part witlin five hundred aggregate of these estimates is $49,825.
feet of such tenement iiouse consent m Under the present management, that
writing to the location of such tene- js if High Sheriff Henry is appointed
ment house. : to assume control of the county jail,
New Prison -Arrangement. ' the salary payroll would be $12,870 for
At last night's meeting of the board eighteen months; niaintenance of pris
nmnv renorts were nresented bearinsr ners for eighteen months, $17,000, or
Lon the new arrangement of the finan-
cial system to coincide with the new W'"- ine committee snows tnat tne j is believed that there will be little de
duties imposed upon the municipality difference in estimates is $19,955 in j lay in acting on the appointment of a
bv the Legislature. The Committee on favor of management uuder High Sher- j successor to the place supposed to have
Wavs and Means reported on the coun- m nenry. ine committee ttieretore rec
tv "jail proposition stating they had ommended that the management of the
XKXXXKX00OCOOO00' 1 plaee? uin Jhe, hands ?f
wvwvwwwvwwwv Jligh Sheriff Henry, the warden of the
PI inrilfir nnnir
Ii! U H r N I t" lillllKr
,.,. ; eighteen months, $4o00.
TRKLm tllD TnilQICTi This report drew from the Mayor the
IfmLll lUn iUUnidl ;coniment that when the report is re
! f erred to the committee of the whole
On Saturday night members of the
Liquor Commission, accompanied by
icense Inspector I-ennell, made a tour He knew fm fhe figureg that t'hey
of nearly all the saloons m the city be- favored the High Sheriff's recommenda
tween 8 and 10:30 o'clock. They found 1 tion. He stated that his estimates as
all the saloons being conducted in an ! a membir of the Ways and Means Com-
j orderly and seemly manner, save one.
t..1...riu. ui u.ai .aioon was seen ter-8 fi favorinj! the High Sheriff
CTe'i1" i Sf CC "rS ?eiwere below his (Logan's) lowest fig-
conducted properly and he replied he llres 6 '
"fL-v. n J It" was finally agreed to have the
V"""'? M1: x, ,url '"u "1S
rounds, was accompanied by Clarence
Cooke. In one of the saloons Mr. Fen-
nell introduced Mr. Cooke to the pro -
'Glad to meet vou.
tender, pleasantly. "How do you like
our climate?" "
Mr. Cooke looked surprised, but re -
spomled quietly: '
"Oh, very much, indeed. I've got
used to it in the thirty-six years I have
nell, after they had left the saloon.
"Took you "for a tourist," said Fen -
lived here."
j ascertained the cost of buildrjg struc-
! ture adjoining the present territorial
; prison upon the basis of a separation
of the eonntv iail frrm thu nrcssenl-
a now -iaSla -rr.r.'mt.i n Au
These figures are for salaries only. The
.0:r f U v.
maintenance ot Tris.ners would he
$1200 per month or $21,600.
The cost of adjoining buildings and
eq'pment would be:
"Tn- S P"
enen range and cooking utensils, $1200;
jailer's cottage and furniture, $1800;
office furniture, $300; wash house and
bathroom for -women, $500; store room
1 11 ,i 1.. ... y , , dOllll. O . . 1 1
a total o salaries and maintenance of
I rermonal prison, i-onowmg this the
committee estimated the pay of jailers
of district jails and maintenance for
I board the sheriff of the county should
be asked to attend. The Mayor added
'that "We don't need the High Sher
iff " Af T r.. r, n-.A 1 . 1, . 1. A f
: tfie Cox.Quinn committed and the lat-
. sheriff present. The latter is the of-
ficer wh0 - ;'
j 4aji anvhow
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nts the jailer of the city
Although the figures were not pre
sented at last night's meeting it is
'known that the overdrafts of the city
! ani county for all departments at the
i end of the first six months' period end-
i ing June 30, will amount to about
$3000. It is reported that $900 of this
! is from the over-manned City Attor-
' ney's office. The Committee on Ways
CContlnued on Page Seven).
: : Advertiser Photo,
Miss Irene Boyd
Miss Wat tie Holt.
the young Hawaiian girls who leave
Hawaii in conjunction with Mrs.
chaperone the young folks. They
demons Declines to Accept
and the Bar Supports
A cablegram was received yesterday
morning by Delegate Kuhio, reading as
"Nomination Woodruff will be with
drawn. Appointment Charles demons
in case you can secure indorsement Bar
Association- McCLELLAN."
This information came as a complete
surprise, both as to the fact that Wood
ruff had withdrawn his name and that
Mr. demons would be appointed second
Federal Judge of the Territory if it
was agreeable to himself and the Bar
Association. The cablegram was the
first inkling Mr. demons had that his
mg been a candidate for the place at
t . 1
nr.,. -. . -
any time.
A meeting of the Bar Association was
called for yesterday afternoon, and at
the meeting Mr. Clemons stated that he
was not a candidate for the office, and
expressed himself as strongly support
ing the candidacy of Attorney A. G. M.
Robertson for the plate.
Cable Indorsement.
Eobertson's name was" then acted
upon and indorsed unanimously by the
members the Bar Association pres
ent. A. F. Judd and D. L. Withington
were named as a committee to draft
resolutions, expressing the sentiment of
the Bar Association as favoring the ap
pointment of Robertson. The resolu-
tion will be cable to Washington, and it
been secured by"Woodruff.
Coincident with the announcement of
Eobertson's candidacy comes the state
ment that Circuit Judge Robinson has
withdrawn his name and will be con
tent with his present place on the Cir
cuit bench.
It is understood that Robertson 's ap
pointment will meet with the approval
of Governor Frear. The withdrawal of
Woodruff and the wording of the cable
received from McClellan proves con
clusively that the indorsement of the
Hawaiian Bar Association carries great
weight with the appointive power at
Washington, and that in the case of
the second Federal judgeship it holds
the balance of power.
Governor Frear will review the
Kamehameha School Cadet Battalion
at 4 o'clock this afternoon at Aala.
Park. The battalion is now nattily
uniformed and the young fellows
prest-nt a soldierly appearance. The
battalion is receiving- instruction
from Captain W. H. Winters. I .
A., and since he has taken hold of the
young- men they have shown remark
s-able progress.
Free Trade Proposals
Louisiana Senator Argument on
Spreckels Demurrer on July 19.
' (Associated. Press Cablegrams.)
WASHINGTON, May 26. The Senate has begun consideration of the
sugar schedules. Senator McEnery of Louisiana strongly opposed free sugar, in
a speech made yesterday.
WASHINGTON, May, 25. Senator Murphy J. Foster, Democrat, of
Louisiana, spoke today on the tariff bill with special reference to the sugar
schedule. Senator Foster urged the retention of the import duties on both
raw and refined sugars as contained in the bill passed by the House. He stated
that free sugar would completely destroy the domestic industry, and furnished
elaborate statistics to uphold his position.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26. Argument on demurrer in the distribution of
the Claus Spreckels estate has been set for July 19.
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 25. The railroad has been brought to a stand
still by the strike of operatives, who demand employment of white men by
the road.
The Federal government will undertake to end the strike in Georgia that
l.aa tied up all the railways going out ofVtianta.
NEW YORK, May 25. Jack Johnson, the pugilist, announced today that
he will remain in America and will fight Al Kauf mann, instead of going to
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MONROVIA, California, May 25. George Burns, a detective, and son of
William J. Bums of Sam Francisco, died here today. ,
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WATER VILLE, Washington, May 25. An earthquake shock was experi
enced here today. No damage resulted.
' .
WASHINGTON, May 25. French Ambassador Jusserand has started for
San Francisco.
Sheriff Jarrett returned last evening
from a two days' tour of various plan
tations, part of his time being given
to investigating an assault made upon
a Japanese laborer on Ewa plantation
near Honouliuli on Sunday. The in
jured man, Tsuchiya Giichi, who is in
the Japanese hospital at Waipahu vil
lage, was badly handled by four thugs,
who broke his arm, made ugly bruises
on his back and just over his kidneys,
damaged his face and lamed his legs.
On Sunday morning Giichi went to
work as usual, although the others in
his quarters did not. He was working
at a pump when a friend asked him to
come back to the house, which he did.
He went to his room and was talking
with his friend. Three Japanese then
entered the house. Giichi did not know
them. They asked him to come down
stairs. He told them to come up if
they wanted to talk to him. They did,
and started to beat him. He picked up
a lamp and threw it, striking one man
in the face with it. Then he used a
chair and struck some one over the
head. During this time blows were
rained on hirn. He ran downstairs and
through a large crowd of Japanese and
took refuge in a canefield. The thugs
followed and found him and beat him
with iron bars. When they had him in
their power, they tied hirn with a rope
and carried him back to the house.
Afterward he received medical atten
tion. After the row Deputy Sheriff Fernan
dez went over to investigate. He
found a man who was bruised on the
face, but learned little from him and
he thought the row had been exagger
ated. Vesterday, however, both the
sheriff and the deputy learned that the
man with the bruised face was the one
struck with the lamp. He is laid up
and is receiving medical attention. He
is a gambler named Yoshida, and the
police know him well. Yoshida claims
he does not know who the other three
men are. They are said to be outsiders.
It is thought by the police that the
three thugs were hired to assault Giichi
because he insisted on working.
Jailed to Save Him.
The Waianae Japanese laborers have
Stoutly Resisted by the
shown a different spirit toward the ag
itators than those on other plantations.
They want no interference from them,
and a Japanese on the Waianae plan
tation who attempted to carry out the
instructions of the Makino crowd was
mauled fcy the Japanese whn h,i a,,.
termined to return to work on Monday
uiorumg, as tney ma. The agitator
was taken in hand bv TVmitr Mt.or;r
Gilliland and kept in the jail "for safe
ly. Aiier me matter blew over the
agitator and his wife were quietly
taken out of the village and sent else
where. Sheriff Jarrett confirmed this
report last evening.
According to the present indications,
the Canadian-Australian steamer Ao
rangi, which Is the next vessel on the
schedule to leave Australia for this
port, will be replaced by another boat
of the same line for the trip. It was
thought that, when the Aorangl was
taken off, a steamer of the same high
class as the Makura would be put
in her place, but on account of thi
fact that the government subsidy' al
lowed the steamsii.p company was
merely continued for one more year,
the probabilities are that the new ves
sel to come through here will be of
the same size and style as the Ao
rangi. The government and the stc-am-ship
company are still fighting over
the subsidy question, according to in
formation brought on the Makur-Srand
until the latter is guaranteed definite
financial a:d from the government, no
extra expense will be gone to in the
matter of keeping up the Canadian
run. The nxt boat sent out from the
Colonies, whether or not it is the Ao
rangi, will be used as an excursion
craft between Victoria and Seattle
for at least one voyage. The local
agents of the company expect heavy
passenger travel from Australia tiii3
summer on account of the fair in
Seattle, and Ss a eonejuienee, local
people will find it difficult to secure
accommodations on these steamers.

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