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U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, August 24. Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, .00.
Temperature, Max. 82; Min. 74. Weather, fair.
, SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 4.11c. Per Ton, $82.20.
88 Analysis Beets, lis. 5Vd. Per Ton, 588.40.
VOL. L., NO. 8438.
Mrs. Atcherlcy Charges
Dr. Peterson With
Opening Mails.
Mrs. Mary AVteherley has been to the '
County Attorney to,, make allegations
against Dr. Peterson, claiming that he '
had committed larceny by opening let-
ters which Dr. Atcherley addressed to
his wife and after reading them ab-J
straeted certain sheets and retained
them. The County Attorney fought shy
of the woman, and she finally secured
a blank, warrant and had her attorney
fill it out. This she took to Judge An
' drade1 yesterday morning, but the Judge
respectfully, but firmly, declined to
sign his name to the paper. He ad
vised Mary to go over and see the
County Attorney and get his opinion
about it. . As Mary had already seen
the County Attorney, her hopes 4were
dashed. The Judge also recommended
that she see the County Sheriff.
In Jarrett's absence, Deputy Sheriff
Rose heard the woman's story, but he
Superintendent of the Insane Asylum.
gave her no hope. At last accounts
Mary was wandering disconsolately
about with her precious unsigned war
rant and pictures of Dr. Atcherley 's
The County Attorney advised Mary
to have the matter investigated by the
police before she tried -to have any
body arrested, but this is not her way
of doing things. She wants to arrest
first and investigate afterward.
Mrs. Atcherley has also taken her
troubles to Deputy Attorney-General
Lorrin Andrews, he being the only offi
cial in the Capitol she had not seen
about having Dr. Peterson arrested.
That official listened patiently to her
tale of woe, and finally cut it short by
telling her that the legislature had so
remodeled the government that the
prosecution of criminal matters had,
unfortunately, been taken out of the
hands of the Attorney-General and now
rested with the County Attorney en
tirely. She said she had seen him and
received no encouragement.
"Then, Mrs. Atcherley," added Mr.
Andrews, in his most soothing tone of
voice, "I would suggest that yon go to
Mr. Catheart's employers, the Board of
Mrs. Atcherley gras'ped at the sugges
tion as a drowning man reaches for a
straw, and on Friday evening the Board
may expect a visit from the lady.
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Treasurer Conkling yesterday morn
ing turned over to George C. Potter, re
cently appointed treasurer of the Col
lege of Hawaii, vice Clarence Cooke,
resigned, a United States Treasury war
rant for 40.Hi. This is the share of
the college for this year of the United
iStates appropriation for agricultural
colleges. With the small number of
, students now enrolled in Hawaii's eol-
lege, there should be plenty' of money
to provide the lest of everything.
W Most of the land required for a site
for the permanent buildings in which
the ins-itution is to be housed has al
ready been acquired, only about seven
teen acres that are wanted not having
been purchased as yet.
Cigars Have Come Down, but
Liquors Are Now
The effects of the new tariff schedule
are already being felt in Honolulu in
the prices of goods.
The price of Manila cigars, for in
stance, has dropped during the past
week about fifty ,per cent. Manilas
were selling here (before at the rate
of three for a quarter. The price now
is five for a quarter, and it is said some
stores are giving the even half dozen
for two ibits. This is already having
an appreciable effect upon the cheaper
grades of domestic eigars, which are
obliged to meet the lower price of the
imported article, and it is probable that
even the higher grade cigars will be
lowered to some extent in price.
Lee Toma, as was stated in the Ad
vertiser some days ago, had 191,000
Manila cigars in the bonded warehouse
when the new tariff went into effect,
and, under a ruling of the Treasury
Department, may now get them out
free. This accounts for the sudden
drop in price of the cigars, as had it
been necessary to bring them all the
way from the Philippines, it would
have been several weeks, anyway, be
fore there could have been any change
in the price. Besides Lee Toma's
eigars, there are many thousand at the
custom house that belong to other im
porters. Liquors have also shown very sud
denly the effects of the new tariff, but
in the case of such goods the change
in price has been upward instead of
downward. The new tariff raises the
Tevenne on all spirituous liquors thirty
five cents per gallon above the revenue
duty that prevailed before the new
law" went into effect. Of course, the
liquor men think that they must get
this back. But they do not stop there.
The .price of gins and whiskies, and
brandies has been advanced locally to
the consumer on an average of twenty
five cents a bottled. AS there are five
"quart" bottles to the gallon, this
means that the consumer is paying
$1.25 a gallon more for the goods than
he was before and that, notwithstand
ing the increased revenue tax, the deal
ers are making ninety cents clear per
gallon on the change. All of which i3
very fine for the dealers but not so
pleasant for those who have to make
up the difference and then some.
Yesterday was a gala day for the
aged inmates of Lunalilo Home. Mr.
Wichman sent tickets to the moving
picture show and about thirty of the
old Hawaiians went and saw the mar
vel for the first' time. Their delight
was childish. Before that they had
gone down to the seashore, where some
of them had not been for years, and
even the most crippled of them in
sisted on a swim. One old fellow,
gnarled with rehumatism, lost no time
in plunging in and disporting himself
after the fashion of his aquatic youth.
The Spaniards and Portuguese who
arrived in Hawaii about two years ago
are beginning to embark in buiness for
themselves, on a small scale at least,
and the Japanese and Chinese no longer
enjoy a monopoly of the growing of
cane under contract.
Yesterday a bunch of ten chattel
mortgages was filed with Registrar
Merriam for record. The mortgagors
are all Spaniards of Olaa, and the
mortgages are to secure the advances
made to them on cane contracts. Most
of the amounts specified in the docu
ments are small, none running over a
few hundred dollars, but they show
that the new residents of the Territory
are beginning to get their share of the
cane-growing business. In all prob
ability the Olaa Sugar Company will
not be alone in giving the new set
Tiers this kind of a chance to obtain
an interest in the prosperity of the
Territory and its principal industry.
Yesterday the Higher Wage Associa
tion sent six men to the other islands
to collect funds to defray the cost of
court activities, to provide a bail fund,
oae. Sakai. Yamagai and Stiyeda are
the names of three of them. Two of
the agents went to Kauai, two to Maui
and two to Hawaii.
T. 111. C. A.
A. E. Larimer Will Assume
, Charge of the Educational
A wireless from the Lurline Mondaj
night informed the Young Men's Christ
ian Association that their new educa
tional director, A. E. Larimer, is
aboard and would arrive this afternoon,
ready to take up his duties the first of
Mr. Larimer is a graduate of Coe Col
lege, taking the degTee of Bachelor of
Science, and later the Bachelor of Arts
degree at the University of Iowa, in
1907. He is an all-round college man,
, having represented his college on inter
j collegiate debating team, track team,
and tennis team. His duties in the local
Y. M. C. A. will be the management of
the educational work of the association
and the pushing of membership work.
! For the past year Mr. Larimer has
' had charge of the educational work of
the Cedar Rapids Y. M. C. A., where he
made a good record. His services were
aeeured by Mr. Super while at the an
nual conference of Y. M. C. A. employ
ed officers at Omaha early in June.
Since that time Mr.' Larimer has been
J making an extensive trip through the
States and Eastern Canada, devoting
j part of his time to a study of the best
methods in educational work and get
ting ideas tor the new Y. M. C. A.
building for Honolulu.
The circuit courts of this circuit are
short one stenographer. Colonel Jones
resigned his position as stenographer
when he accepted the position of Adjutant-General
of the National Guard
of Hawaii, being unable to draw two
salaries, and nobody has been appointed
in his place as yet.
Judge Robinson, who has the appoint
ing of a stenographer, says he doesn't
know whom to appoint. Male stenog
raphers are scarce, in addition to which
court reporting is in a different class
from ordinary commercial stenography,
and it takes special knowledge to en
able a man to do it satisfactorily. A
woman will hardly do, as in the circuit
court much of the testimony is of a
character that few women would care
to listen to.
Since his resignation, Colonel Jones
has been working at a per diem, acting
as stenographer when he was called in
for the purpose. But he is now away
with the rifle team at Camp Perry, and
the courts are having a hard time to
get along with only two men on duty.
Japan Times. Mr. Iwaya, our Con
sul General at Manila, reports under
date of August 3 that one Steven call
ing himself a representative of the
Hawaiian planters r union recently
came over to Manila to collect emi
grants to Hawaii to substitute Japa
nese laborers. In spite of vehement
opposition of the Manila Chamber of
Commerce and newspapers against, the
emigration of Filipinos to the group
at the time of Japanese laborers'
strike in Hawaii the alleged repre
sentative managed to collect 500 emi
grants at Iloilo after strenuous can
vassing. However, the American au
thorities in Manila vetoed the emi
gration of the Filipinos under the pro
visions of the old Spanish regulations
prohibiting the emigration of laborers
under age.
Drags Anchor and Drifts Out to
Sea Despite Efforts of
Depleted Crew.
After dragging her anchors loose
from the coral reefs at the entrance
to Honolulu harbor on Monday after
noon the German ship Nordsee drifted
off to southward with only a few mem
bers of her crew aboard, and the cap
tain ashore. Last night the vessel
was more than a score of miles off
port, but fifteen additional men are
now aboard to work the sails and to
make an effort to hoist the anchors
and many fathoms of chain dangling
over the side and far down into the
While Captain Peitsmeir was ashore
attending to some final business mat
ters connected with the vessel, a
strong wind arose blowing off shore
and the vessel had yanked her mud
hook out of the coral and started off
to the open sea. Captain Peitsmeir
chased out to the vessel in a launch,
and then sent the chief officer back
into the harbor to engage the tug In
trepid to go after the runaway. The
tug "eaptain asked $200 to do the job,
for he knew that dredging anchors
and several fathoms of chain meant a
tough ; pull. The German officer re
fused to pay this.
Late in the night a boat was sent
ashore for assistance, and with a few
men the boat started back for the
ship. The men sailed far out, but
being unable to locate the ship in the
darkness, started for shore again, ar
riving here at 5 . o 'clock yesterday
morning. Then a real determined ef
fort was made to bring the runaway
ship back, for she was almost hull
down. The gasoline schooner Moko
lii was chartered and fifteen men were
picked up on the waterfront. . The
Mokolii chased after the Nordsee, the
intention being to put the men
abc-ard to work the ship back to port
where ;the . ahehor could be droppsd
into . the coral again, the ship swung
to properly and then have the hook
hoisted. This is almost impossible to
do out at sea for the chain drags
in such a way that it forms a bad
angle to the hawse hole and without
steam power cannot be drawn up.
The fifteen men were engaged at
the rate of forty cents each per hour,
making a bill of about $150 per day.
Some waterfronts . think it will be
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Judge De Bolt didn't get his vacation
after all. He has not had one for thir
teen years, and, although he says he
is not a believer in vacations as a gen
eral rule, yet he had made up his mind
that, after thirteen years of continuous
service, he owed it to himself to take
a few days off and rest up.
The Judge has never even been to
the volcano, and he is very anxious to
see it. So he planned that he woula
leave on the Mauna Kea on the 17th
and run down to Hilo and stay over one
steamer, which was as long as he fig
ured that he could be happy away from
his law books and the courtroom.
But the best laid plans . The con
spiracy case stretched over into the
night of the 17th, and -the Judge could
not get away. And as the new term is
so close at hand, Judge De Bolt has
concluded that he will have to make it
fourteen years straight, anyway. "But
I don't mind very much," he says.
"Only I would have liked to see the
The contempt case, in which Makino,
Negoro, Soga and a large number of
other Japanese are respondents, was
set to be heard at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. But the Scott-Kona De
velopment Company injunction case had
right of way and the contempt matter
has gone over until that is finished,
which will not be for another day,
The latter case is the hearing of the
motion of Mr. Scott to dissolve the tem
porary injunction restraining him from
bringing suit in the circuit court of
the third circuit against the Kona De
velopment Companv.
The Pacific Mail steamship Siberia
left San Francisco for Honolulu, and
is due to arrive here Monday morning.
The vessel brings the visiting party of
Congressmen who are to be entertained
officially by the Territory, under a pro
vision made by the last legislature.
The Siberia is also expected to bring
I a large number of tourists.
Sutton's Body Will Be Disintcrrcd-Johnson and
Kaufmann Are Matched-Harriman Home
Swinburne Is Retired.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
SAN FRANCISCO, August 25. Before the Congressional
delegation sailed for Honolulu yesterday, members of the Subcom
mittee on Naval Affairs declared Mare Island navy yard to be the
best and most important naval station in the country, with the ex
ception of Pearl Harbor navy yard in Hawaii.
WASHINGTON, August 25. The body of the late Lieutenant
Sutton of the Marine Corps will be disinterred and submitted to a
thorough medical examination by gunshot experts. This will be
done to. ascertain from the nature of the wounds whetter or not
it would have been possible for Sutton to shoot himself. '.Fhe body
will be reinterred in consecrated ground, Cardinal Gibbons having
granted the necessary permission, at the request of the mother of
the dead officer, on the grounds that the claim that Sutton commit
ted suicide has not been established.
NEW YORK, August 25. E. H. Harriman arrived here yester- 5
day from abroad. The home-coming of the railroad king was the r
most remarkable that any private citizen ever experienced. Great I
stock operations paused, and it seemed as though the entire financial
world had turned its gaze seaward.
Harriman looked sick and tired, and admitted that he lost ten
pounds while aboard. But he declares that he is satisfied with the
results of his trip and says that he now will take a rest cure for the
time being.
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RHEIMS, France, August 25. Curtiss record was smashed
yesterday when Paul Ham made a marvelous high flight here. The
flight was eighteen and one-half miles in length, and that in the
teeth of a twenty-knot wind. The flight showed many of the fea
tures of Bleriot's wonderful performances.
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WASHINGTON, August 25. Rear-Admiral Swinburne, late
ly in command of the Pacific fleet, was placed on the retired list
' SAN FRANCISCO, August 25. Jack Johnson and Al Kauf
mann have been matched to fight ten rounds here on September 9.
MONTEVIDEO, August 24. The Argentine steamship Co
lumbia has collided with an unknown German steamship, over one
hundred and fifty persons being drowned.
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas, August 24. A negro, crazed through
the use of cocaine, ran amuck today armed with a shotgun, wound
ing twenty-five people before he was captured. He was shot and
burned at the stake in a public square in the presence of thousands.
CHICAGO, August 24. The Circuit Court today issued an
order which permanently enjoins the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion from enforcing its order making through rates less than the
sum of local rates in re the Missouri river case.
RHEIMS, France, August 24. Bleriot, in his monoplane, made
six and one-fifth miles today in eight minutes four and two-fifths
Today and tomorrow are "Hawaii
Days" at the Seattle fair, and Gov
ernor Frear has already cabled his
greetings to the people of Seattle and
the fair visitors. A large number of
Honolulu folk arrived at Victoria yes
terday on the Makura, and doubtless
some of them will be in Seattle today
and nearly all tomorrow. Of this num
ber will be the Princess Kawananakoa.
Tomorrow night the exposition offi
cials will give a grand ball in the Wash
ington State building in honor of Ha
waii and the Hawaiians. The Seatile
Post-Intelligencer says of the plans for
Hawaii Days:
Coming in the middle of navy and
conservation week at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition. Hawaiian Days, Au
gust 25 and 26, will be attended by a
large number of government officials
and prominent citizens of Hawaii, who
will time their visit to the fair so as
to be here on Hawaiian Days. Commis
sioner Knudsen says that many promi
nent Hawaiians are in the United
States at present and that they have
assured him of their intention to be
present. He has not heard finally from
Governor Krear as to whether he will
be here for the celebration.
Navy and conservation week will
bring a largo delegation of government
officials to Seattle, and these will co
operate in making the Hawaiian Days
big affairs. On the first day the pub
lic will be invited to the building, when
badges bearing the Hawaiian coat-of-arms
in proper colors will be given
away, and each visitor will get other
souvenirs. Pineapple will also be served,
and the Hawaiians singers will give a
special concert during the afternoon.
The biograph lectures will deal entirely
with Hawaii both days, and pictures of
the islands will be shown. t

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