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U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, August 25. Last 24 Hours' Rainfall, .OV.
Temperature, Max. 83; Min. 74. Weather, fair.
SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 4.11c. Pr Tou, $82.20.
88 Analysis Beets, lis. 6d. Per Ton, $88.80.
VOL. NO. 8439.
Mott-Smith, in Report
to Governor, Says It
Can Be Done.
To make Hawaii one of the healthiest
p!aees in the world, -clean and sanitary
and free from all contagious diseases
ihis is the goal toward which President
Mott-Smith is working and which he
fels confident of attaining. "It is,"
he says in his report to the Governor,
' ' worth while to redouble individual
effort to accomplish that which is well
within the realm of possibility, to make
these islands one of the healthiest
places in the world. Eminent medical
authority here have said that this can
be accomplished. '
"Individual effort,' says President
Mott-Smith elsewhere in his report to
the Governor, "cleanliness and isola
tion, should not only succeed in pre
senting contamination from outside, but
in expelling all contagious disease from
Mr. Mott-Smith also feels that the
treatment of the insane in Hawaii, is
not all that it should be, and he ex
presses the hope that in time changes
can be made so that not only those
who are dangerous to the community,
but also those who are merely harmless,
can be subjected to humane restraint,
care and treatment. "It is to be hoped
that the time may come when the af
flicted, including those not dangerous
t o Jhe community, may seek, .or at least
become entitled to asylum. By asylum
is meant not prison but refuge."
The entire report of the President of
the Board of- Health to the Governor is
very lengthy and will make mora than
150 pages when printed. Most of it,
liowever, is taken up with statistical
tables, the reports of the various health
officers, and a special paper on the
quarantine question, written by Dr.
Hobdy. Mr. Mott-Smith 's introductory
report comprises only a few typewrit
ten pages, and is published herewith.
It was originally , twenty-five pages
long, and has been boiled down to its
present compact form. The president
of the Board of Health has been work
ing hard' on his report for several
weeks past, and he heaved a great sigh
Secretary Bivenburgh is busy these
days making out the invitation list
for the big luau which Mayor Fern will
give on" September 3 in honor of the
Congessional party. All arrangements
have been made to have the luau held
in the grounds of the Seaside Hotel
and the minor particulars are now be
ing worked 6it. The compilation of
the invitation list is proving no easy
matter as the number of people that
can be accommodated i limited.-
With the exception of the three po
licemen still stationed at Waipahu, all
of the regular members of the Poliee
Department who were sent to the plan
tations at the time the strike broke
out have been recalled. The Aiea men
came in last week, and the Ewa men
were relieved the week before.
The Waipahu Japanese elaim that
they fear injury from some of the ir
reconcilables, and demand that the po
lice be left there to protect them. On
the other hand, Jarrett is anxious to get
the men back as soon as possible, as he
has been very short-handed since the
strike made such serious demands upon
his force.
A cable order for 500 additional cases
of c:uined pineapples has been received
by Secretary Wood of the Promotion
Committee from the Hawaii exhibit
people at Seattle. The demand for the (
luscious island fruit continues unabat- j
otl. Mr. Wood says the average daily !
sales of pines at 10 cents per plate has ;
been $200. indicating an average dailv
attendance of 2000 people. '
The Attorney General Says
That He Will Not Be '
Whatever may be the merits of the
controversy between the Star and
Treasurer Conkling over his awarding
of a printing contract to the other
evening paper, the Attorney General's
offijee, according to the members of
that department, has its skirts clear
and has nothing whatever to do with
the matter. The Attorney General de
nies that he has ever been asked for
an opinion as to the Treasurer's right
to act as he has acted in the 'matter;
Tho question, be says, has never been
put up to him and it is ridiculous to
say that he has not backbone enough
to render an opinion.
The trouble all arises because of a
resolution adopted by the House of
Eepresentatives at the last session, to
the effect that the auditor should call
for or cause the heads of departments
to call for bids for all material need
ed or work to be done. This resolu
tion, however, was only a House resolu
tion and therefore of no effect, ex
cept as the Auditor might of his own
accord take it as a recommendation.
He did . so to some extent, at least,
and in some, if not all, cases, bids
were called for. But it was not the
intention that bids should be adver
tised for. One subhead of a depart
ment, however, did advertise for trfds
for printing for his subdepartment, and,
according to the Attorney General s
department, notified the Star it was
the successful competitor. But Treas
urer Conkling, who is the superior of
ficer of the official who advertised, re
fused to concur in the award, for what
he says were good and sufficient rea
sons. That,, it appears, is what start
ed all the row, as the government offi
cial wrote to the Star stating that he
had been instructed 'by the Treasurer
not to give that paper the contract.
; But Attorney General Hemenway
does not at all relish .being drawn into
the trouble, explaining that he had
nothing to do with the matter. beyond
(Continred f rom Page 5.) .
Wine Stores Are Visited and
Samples Are Taken for
License Inspector Fennell is out aft
er the men who are selling adulterated
liquor whether provided with licenses
or not. Yesterday afternoon Fennell
made the rounds of the liquor houses
in company with Food Commissionp.r
Dunean, and secured sixteen samples ,
of 'Dago Bed." These were sealed and
will Via ?i no 1 f?.a1 xt Tlrniitn
For some ime, Fennell has received
complaints of wine that seemed undulv
intoxicating. In many cases, it is
claimed, one -or two glasses have put
a man out entirely. Therefore the In
spect it determined to look into the
matter. He secured the assistance of
the Food Commissioner and visited
four stores where "Dago Bed " is
Samples were drawn from the casks,
and bottles were also taken from the
shelves, and these, duly sealed, Fennell
delivered into the custody of Duncan,
All of tho wine seized is of the variety
which sells at fifteen cents a bottle or
sixty cents a gallon. '
Under the law, selling adulterated
wine is a violation of license provi
sions. Though he is not certain where
it is coming from, Fennell has pretty
strong proof that much adulterated
wine is being sold, and he is determin-
d to break up the practice if possible.
Should mv of thfl samntM r.nxc- 4 Tr,
eans hands be found to be adulter-i
ated Fennell will stf rmno nrnuuints '
the proprietors of the stores from which
they were taken.
William C. Eoe of the Honolulu Iron
Works was taken to the Queen's Hos
frT lo-- - .
pi al la.t evening in a very serious con-
aition. His daughter Mrs. W. E. Dev-
ereaux, has been wirelessed to come
from Honokaa on the first steamer.
Mr. Roe has been connected with the
Iron Works for nearly thirty vears, and
is, an expert patternmaKer. He is well
known all over the Islands, and for
several years has been interested in
politics, having been a member of at
least two Republican nominating con
ventions. At 2 o'clock this morning word came
from the hospital that he was very low
and probably would not live till morn
ing. .
Motion to Reduce Bail Was
- Denied by Judge
De Bolt.
Mori, the Maui Japanese wlio stabbed
Sheba, is still unable to get bonds and
from present appearances, will have to
stay in jail. Judge De Bolt yesterday
afternoon refused to grant the request
of Attorney Lightfoot that the amount
of bonds required be lowered. Bail was
fixed some time ago at $3000, with the
provision that there must be at least
two sureties on the bond. The law re
quires that each surety shall own prop
erty to the value of at least twice the
amount of the bond, which necessitates
Mori 's getting two bondsmen worth
$10,000 apiece. This he is apparently
unable to do.
Deputy County Attorney Fred Milver
ton opposed the motion of Mr. Light
foot for a reduction in the amount of
bail required, saying that he knew of
no mitigating circumstances in connec
tion with the crime.
"I do," flashed back Lightfoot. "I
.don't mean," he hastened to explain,
"that there is any justification of the
crime, if Mori committed it, but if he
did commit it, there may have been ex
tenuating circumstances. If I were not
absolutely sure that Mori would not run
away if released on bail, 1 would cer
tainly not ' ask - for any reduction in
the amount required."
"I believe that the charge in the in
dictment fully warrants the bond as
fixed," said Judge De Bolt. "I be
lieve the Court would be warranted in
taking into consideration the facts of
the case as known to everybody but
I am not doing that. A fraction of an
inch eloser would have made it an of
fense not bailable at all. I don't be
lieve I would be justified in reducing
the bail below $5000."
Previously two prospective bonds
men had been examined by the Court
but failed to qualify.
An envelope with the following id-
dress has been delivered to the Advef
tiser: Commercial Advocate,
. Phillippine Islands.
Inside was a letter with this heading:
Hardware World T. M. Shearman Pub
lishing Co.
Organ of all Western Associations, .. .A
, Western Paper for the Western Trade.
San Francisco, Aug. 17, '09.
Commercial Advocate, Honolulu, Phil
lippine Islands.
Dear Sirs: I should be glad to re
ceive a copy of the Advocate and en-
close stamp.
Kindy address same to my office in
San Francisco, Calif.
The Advertiser with information as
to where Honolulu is nd a warning as
an extra "1" in' Philippine, goes
to Mr. Shearman by the next maiL
The condition of Charles M. Cooke
has again taken a turn for the worse,
iixonday the elderly financier. was so
much improved that his case began
to look hopef uL The convalescence
was of short duration, and yesterday
Richard Cooke stated that his father's
condition was rather more, serious than
it had been.. The warm spell of weather
has aPParent 7 a beneficial effect
, c uut. uespue mat-
he seems unable to rid himself of the
effect3 of tbe seeonf paralytic stroke.
Robert Mist of Alexander & Baldwin:
who returned last week from a vaca
tion trip to Canada and the Sound
country, sftso visited the Seattle Fair
and expresses himself well satisfied
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wuat lit? saw mere. me xiaait
exhibit was a eenter of attraetion anrl
visitm-a fhr-A tua v.;i.i; n av
!y Mr. Mist comes back with reports of
the enthusiasm manifested over the Ha
waiian pineapples sold in the Hawaii
building and says that as a result or
ders for pines are increasing all over
the Coast. He was told by Ned Adams,
formerly of Honolulu, that one big im
porter in Seattle has increased his
1 pineapple orders nearly three hundred
per cent. . The middle states are also
beginning to wake up to the fact
. that the Hawaiian pine cannot be ex-
celled. ... .
mum last to
Higher Wage President Puts
Up Cash in Lieu of
"The captain is the last to leave the
ship," remarked Makino Higginbotham
yesterday morning as he put up one
thousand dollars in gold as bail for him
self, after "sureties for the release of
Negoro, Soga a"hd Tasaka had been ac
cepted by the Court. He didn't say
sinking ship, but the inference was
When Judge De Bolt asked if Makino
had any sureties present, Attorney
Lightfoot was obliged to reply in the
negative, stating that for the time be
ing, Makino would have to put up a
cash bail, but hoped soon to have se
cured bondsmen. Makino explained in
an aside that he had been so busy rust
ling bondsmen for his fellow conspira
tors that he had not had time to get
any himself. But he added with evident
pride, there were three Japanese in the
room each with a big bag of gold to
make it certain that the president of
the Higher Wage Association should
not have to go to jail in default of bail.
Judge De Bolt apparently had some
hesitancy in accepting even a thousand
dollars in gold as full assurance that
Makino would not run1 away, and stipu
lated that Makino must put up the
money himself, rather than have some
one else put it up for him. Lightfoot
stated that by nine o'clock Saturday
morning he would have sureties to go
on Makino 's bond, and enable him to
draw down his cash bail.
Lightfoot made a formal motion for
a new trial, which was immediately
denied., After some little argument on
the part o .Lightfoot and Ballou, the
defense was given thirty days in which
to prepare and present a bill of excep
tions. This, of course, cannot be done
until the transcript is prepared, and as
there is about 1300 pages of evidence,
it wilTtake some considerable time for
the stenographers to get it out.. : .
Big Transactions in Securities
Is Recorded at Good
Twenty-five thousand dollars' worth
of Hilo Railroad 6s sold between
boards yesterday at 99. This is the
highest figure which these securities
khave reached, the last recorded sale be
ing having been at 98.
Coincident with the announcement
that the right-of-way for the Hamakua
extension had practically been secured,
the bonds began to advance in price,
and the upward march has been very
consistent. Yesterday's price is the
highest that Tias yet been realized, and
on the street the forecast is made that
the next transaction will be at par.
Olaa 6s sold at par, $3000 worth
changing hands before the session at
that price. During the session, hold
ers were demanding 100, and the bid
of 99.50 failed to attract them. Even
(Continued on Page Four.)
With blood streaming from her face,
a Japanese woman was picked up at
, Beretania streets at about
7:30 o'eloek last night. The woman
had fallen from a trolley car, and at 1
first sjght appeared to be seriously in-1
jiired. At the Queen's Hospital, where
sne was taKen ior ireaimeui, it was
found that she had sustained a gash on
the chin, but that otherwise her in
juries were slight. Her wound was
dressed and she was sent home. It is
believed that she tried to alight while
the car was in motion.
. Seeking cartridges for a gun cane,
a Japanese called at several local hard
ware stores yesterday. The weapon 13
of a type such as is commonly carried j
in Japan for self -protection, but is a i
wicked weapon from the very fact that I
in outward appearance it differs in no !
way from an ordinary walking stick, j
Cmnincr on ton nf tha rAnivrt nf ssrsral i
desperadoes leaving Maui for the pur- j
pose of finishing Mori's job and doing Chinese was taken up for supposed m
Sheba up, the news of the quest for 1 sanity. He was examined and dis-eartridges-
caused some little specula-1 charged. Xo record of his name was
j tion yesterday.
Paul Ham Surpasses Feat of Wrights Navy Is
Victorious in National Shoot at
Camp Perry.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
BEVERLY, August 26. President Taft intimated to visitors
yesterday that he will urge upon Congress the early establishment
of postal savings banks. He expressed the belief that such banks
would place several hundred millions at the disposal of the govern
ment. K The President expressed himself as being opposed to the
guaranteeing of bank deposits. , ;
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RHEIMS, August 26. The great flying feat of Paul Ham sur
passes that of the Wrights. During the last twenty minutes of the
flight there was a heavy wind blowing and rain fell in torrents.
Spectators went wild with enthusiasm at the performance of the
daring aviator. '
RHEIMS, August 25. Paul Ham, the Frenchman, beats all re
cords in flight, today making eighty-one and thirty-five hundreths
miles in two hours, thirty-five minutes. 1
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CAMP PERRY, August 26. -The National Rifle trophy yester
day went to the Navy teanj with a score of 38QI. The United States
Infantry team made the next highest score, namely 3752. ,
SEATTLE, August 25.- Today is Hawaiian Day at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition and great crowds have thronged the
Hawaiian building all day. . ' ?
Pineapples, sent direct from the islands, were distributed free;
as were also miniature bags of Hawaiian grown sugar.
. These souvenirs were handed out by the corps Hawaiian young
ladies who constitute one of the main attractions of the Territory's
exhibit. ' '
Princess Kawananakoa of Honolulu presided in Hawaii's build
ing and was the recipient of many courtesies.
SIENA, August 25. A great earthquake has practically des
troyed San Lorenzo and left ruin in other towns. Many people are
reported injured.
LONDON, August 25. The Australian squadron is to consist
of four first-class cruisers, one armored cruiser, six torpedo-boat-destrd'yers
and three submarines.
' MOJAVE, August 25. In a collision between freight trains on
the Santa Fe line here three haye been killed and five injured.
New Company Is Incorporated
to Take Over Plantation
on Hawaii.
The old Ookala Plantation Company,
which ceased to exist when its charter
expired some months ago, now appears
'as a brand-new corporation, under the
name of Kaiwiki Sugar Company. Ar
ticle9 of incorporation of the new coa
cern were filed yesterday. .
P. M. Swanzy is president of tha
new icomrjany. T. Give Davies is tiee
president, George F. Davies is. secre-
tarv. E. H. Wodehouse is treasurer and
H. M. Mist is auditor. The directors!
are: p. M." Swanzy, T. Clive Davies,
(Continued on Page Five.)
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"Lnknown" must be the legend over i
the grave of the Chinese whose . body j
was found floating in the harbor yes-,
terday . morning.
Thouch Detective:
Apana spent all day vesterdav trving :
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tw. iiuii aymc v ii'j cuujudurmn
the remains, his quest was unsuccessful.
Only two Chinese were willing to look
at the body, and both of them declared
that they "had never seen the man in
Hf e. Tbe Coroner's jury last night
brought in a noncommittal verdict of
death through drowning.
About three months ago tbe. dead
kept at the Police btation.
Hilo Trouble Will Be .Discussed
at Length by Members of
Vice President Dillingham, of the
Merchants'. Association, has called a
special meeting for tomorrow afternoon
to consider tnking action in regard to
the trouble that has developed in Hilo
owing t tha effort of the county au
thorities of the big island to collect
license fees from traveling salesmen
representing Honolulu houses,
hung on and landed him niheb dsid
It was confidently expected that a
wireless message would be received
from Hilo yesterday, giving some idea
as to the present status of the trouble
on the island of Hawaii. Secretary
Berndt, of the Merchants' Association,
said last evening that no such messnga
had been received and that the ar
rival of mail advices will now bo
The merchants are much wrought tip
over , the action of the Hawaii author
ities, and are anxious to get together
and ulk ))p mat owr amonff the.B.
wves. ' ' Tli have legal adv ice that
the authorities' act is indefensible, hs
far as the law is concerned, and they
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nose to nav licuse
One ClfV
As their plflce of business
is here, thev insif that 114 Honolulu
the fees must be paid.
In the meantime, th merchants
would like to know wherher or not
their drummers are nfc large in Hilo,
or are resting more or less comfort
ablv in some Hawaii Bast He.
It is possible that the Merchants'
Association members of the Promotion
Committee may be named tomorrow.
President Morgan named the Chamber
(Continued on page 5.)

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