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VOL. VII., NO. 362
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1909. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
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Cl.i Mtttac. Cndr Aft f OoaxrM V Mink I iSTS.
Iron Xing Promises Big Gift for
Public Library Building
in This City.
FREAR'S MISSION SUCCESSFUL
Territory Must Pay for Upkeep
of Promised Magnificent
Andrew Carnegie will give Honolulu
$100,000 to pay the cost of the erection
of a publie library building. A cable
gram to this effect was received by
Aeting-Governor Mott-Smith yesterday
from Governor Frear, who was at that
time in New York.
One of the things that the Governor
liad on his list when he left for the
Hast, a few weeks ago, was to see Mr.
Carnegie and find out what the Iron
King would actually do toward provid
ing Honolulu with a library building.
Mr. Carnegie had previously promised
to contribute the funds to pay for the
(erection of a building, if the legisla
ture of the Territory would appropri
ate money to pay for the upkeep. The
legislature did, at the last regular ses
sion, appropriate the sum of $10,000 a
year for that purpose, by an act intro
duced in the house by Representative
But Mr. Carnegie had not, when the
Governor went East, come down to fig
ures, and Governor Frear intended to
see him and get the matter definitely
settled. It is now evident that Gov
ernor Frear has been successful in his
mission and that Hawaii is to have a
Just where the proposed building
-will be located is still a matter to be
settled. It has been proposed by the
Y. M. C. A. to exchange sites with
the Honolulu Library Association, but
the negotiations have not yet been con
cluded. The Y. M. C. A. site is as
(Confinued on Page Five.)
Directors Return From Kauai En
tirely Satisfied With the
Alexander & Baldwin are to take
over the agency of McBryde plantation,
as it was previously stated in The Ad
vertiser that they probably would. The
investigating committee that went over
to Kauai to look over the propery re
turned yesterday entirely satisfied with
the prospects, and the announcement
was officfally made that the transfer
of agency would be made. This is in
accordance with action taken by the
directors while on Kauai.
Among those who went over to look
the plantation over with a view to
estimating its possibilities were Wal
lace Alexander, W. R. Castle and
George R. Carter. They returned to
the cifv on the Noeau yesterday. The
other directors are expected to return
this morning, and a meeting of the
stockholders will probably be held
shortlv to ratify the decision of the
directors. The transfer of the agency
is expected to take place this week.
While this is not an amalgamation
of Makaweli and McBryde, it probably
means much to the latter plantation.
It is more than probable that McBryde
will be able to get a part of the sur
plus water from Makaweli, and this
should go far toward putting McBryde
on its feet.
ONE SMUGGLER CONVICTED.
A sentence of one year's imprison
ment and the half of the costs of the
trial has been imposed by Judge Lobin
ier upon William Kennedy, the Chi
rese banker, convicted of illegal impor
tation into Manila of opium from Hong
kong. The sentence upon his eodefend
flntLouis T. Grant, has not been hand
ed down, as the defendant has 'asked to
If allowed to change his plea of suiby
for one of not guilty. Japan Adver
tiser. Nov. 11.
POLICE STOPPED PILIXIA,
Some soldiers and one Hawaiian, the
latter very much the worse for liquor,
started some pilikia directly in front
of the police nation last night The
police beine right there, the trouble
was sAon stopped. The Hawaiian was
reprimanded and allowed to reel hjs
war home, and the soldiers, after a
Ion's argument, were also told to gi
and behave themselves.
Members of the Order and Their
Friends Will Assemble This
This afternoon at three o'clock, in
the Hawaiian operahouse, Honolulu
Lodge 616, Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks, will pay tribute to the
memory, of Elks who have passed to
the Great Beyond. This is an annual
occasion when all Elks join in a cere
monious tribute to the worth of their
brother Elks whose names now occupy
the black-bordered frame. The pro
gram for the ceremony has been care
fully arranged, and those whose names
appear thereon are among the best
speakers, singers and players in Hono
lulu. Frank E. Thompson will deliver
the oration, and the eulogy will be by
J. L. Coke. Miss Helen Wood Lath
rop. a newcomer, will sing a soprano
solo, accompanied by Mrs. L. Tenney
Peck, and Henry N. Clark will sing a
baritone solo, accompanied by Mrs.
Hugo Herzer. A double male quartet
will render Main's "The Departed."
The opening number on the program
will be Schubert 's unfinished sym
phony, by the orchestra, which will be
under the direction of Frank Yierra.
During the rendition of this selection
the audience is requested to remain
seated and quiet, and the doors will
(Continued on Page Eight.)
GAMBLERS NOT THERE.
An ineffective raid was made on a
supposed Japanese gambling .joint
about half-past ten last night, by the
detectives. An informer had left the
place with fifteen Japanese shooting
craps. But bv the time the raiders ar-
the eame was pau ana eri
thing was quiet
PRATAS ISLAND RESTORED TO
Japan Advertiser. The transfer of
Fratas Island to China was effected on
the 19th inst., when the Chinese war
ship concerned fired a salute of twenty
one guns, thereby establishing China's
sovereignty over" the island. The Jap
anese and" Chinese commissioners re
turned to "Hongkong on the 21st.
Owing to a typographical error it
was stated yesterday that the rubber
growers' convention would be heldn
December 6. It should have reaa
Thursday, Dcember 16.
SAM HAS MADE UP HIS
WELL, I'VE LOOKED THEM ALL OVER, AND I'M FOR THIS.
DIES AT HOSPITAL
S. K. Mahoe, First and Last
Home Ruler, Passes On After
S. K. Mahoe, of Waialua, one of the
best known and most prominent of the
old generation of Hawaiians, and a man
who for many years has been closely
identified with the government of the
Islands, died at the Queen's Hospital
S. K. MAHOE.
yesterday of heart failure, after an
illuess of more than a month.
Mr. Mahoe was an old man at the
time of his death, and was well and
favorably known by all kamaainas not
only of Oahu but of the whole Terri
tory. He was prominent in the days
of the monarchy, an. I after Hawaii was
annexed by the United States, contin
ued active in public affairs.
Mahoe was one of the last, as well
as one of the first, of the Home Rulers.
In 1900 he was a delegate to the con
vention that organized the Home Rule
mm- an.l - n nm ; n o ,,!Un.
tative bv that parry, and was elected. to be a breach of the constitution, and
In lP'.tS Mr. Mahoe was elected a a usurpation of the rights of the coin
supervisor from the fifth district of 1 mons and of the people, was enthusiaa
Oahn county. In 19"4 he was elected a ' tically commended. The demonstration
delegate to the Democratic convention, ! octarred in Trafalgar square, the exp
and was nominated by the Home Rulers j cited crowd gathering around the great
for reiiresentative the same rear. eoiumn surmounted bv the statue of
In 19'6 Mahoe was elected a repre-
(Continued on Page Eight.)
LOCAL MEN GET
W. Q. Irwin Sells to Hui Which
Will Start a Cotton
What will be one of the largest cot
ton plantations on American soil will
probably be established on the Island
of Lanai by a hui composed of John T.
McCrosson, Frank Thompson, Cecil
Brown, Francis Gay and Aubrey Rob
inson. The men named have acquired
from W. G. Irwin the entire island, the
price paid by them being $325,000. The
papers have all been signed, the money
has been paid and the deal is completed.
It is stated that the survey of the
island mn.lp a week aeo. cave the new
I owners the idea that the water possi
i bilities are considerably greater than
have been suposed. However, it will
take some good engineering work to
I devlop the water resources,
t Although the Kalawai
! probably be devoted to rotton growing,
;the grazing business will not be aban
jdoned. Cattle and sheep will still be
' raise 1 as heretofore. It is estimated
that there are on Lanai about ,30niO
i acres of agricultural land aside from
it lie ranch lands. .
The island will be umed ove to the
"PVV h"' fie y,,e r iWfied
j Gh;- ;vh0 has f so lon r t ' J
, w.th Lana.. is to stay on the ,s land tl
; new owners caving arrange.
, to have a Virune there.
j The big deal was negotiated by the
Henrv Waterhonse Trust Company. W.
G. Irwin being represented in the deal
by his attorneVin-faet. M. Giffard.
i DHDI II ID wnmc APHIMCT
POPULAR VOICE AGAINbi
Tur CHlfil ICU I fiRfl
I III- LIIULIUI I WW ww ,
(Ey Associated Press.)
LONDON, December 4. Today there
was a great popular demonstration in
which thousands participated. The
house of lords was unmercifully con
demned for its recent action in reject
ing the budget, and the action of the
commons in passing Premier Asquith s
I resolution declarmz the lords ae.ion
j Lord Nelson, pressing to hear the
I passioned speeches of their leaders.
Caucus of Supervisors Results in
Its Tentative Passing With
After a half day's wrangling over
the general appropriation bill for the
six months commencing the first of the
year, the supervisors, meeting in cau
cus, tentatively passed the same with
a total but a little at variance with
that voted on and passed six months
, Convening at half past three yester
day afternoon in the assembly hall at
the city offices, the caucus was still in
session at six and much altercation
drifted down the corridor. There will
be but few extra items in the bill
when it comes before the supervisors
in regular session.
The only new osts created by the
bill as it now stands are the salaries
for two extra guards at the county jail.
At present the guards there are stand
ing duty twelve hours to a stretch and
the additional guards provided will
shorten the shifts to eight hours apiece.
Sunervisor Ouinn stated last night
., tlf.! l, more than
ed. Not a cent more, he says, has been
yoted for the bridges, parks, roads and
department gets the same
' 1 - . . .n- - - 1 '
appropriation and l ,e no p
huon that was fjr1
a-ked the board for an PP'"P"4,"
for .,u0 a month to be e . -nded hy
j himself to use as a secret service tuna
land further to be expended without
j a,,f.onntins? fr it to anyone except the
; r-hnirman of the noliee committee of the
shnwed no desire to let the sheriff learn
S U J J 1
The votinz of this fund would have
placed nt a minimum any necessity for
a repetition of charges against any
elref of detectives or other official i
the future. The board of supervisors,
however, failed to see it that way.
'He must have thought we were a
bunch of dabs." said Quinn last night.
CONSTABULARY IN HOT FIGHT.
(By Associated Press.)
MANILA, December 4. Tn a desper
ate encounter between the Philippine
Constabulary and a horde of fanatical
natives of Mindanao, eleven men of
the constabulary have lost their lives.
Twenty tribesmen were killed.
Requests an investigation of the
Charges Against His
IS DESIROUS OF VINDICATION
Wicked Reports Were Spread
Against Him and He Is
(By Associated Press.)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 5.
President Zelaya, alarmed at th ,
gathering forces of the United Statet
and realizing that his period for blus
tering has passed, has asked that the
American government send a commia
sion to Nicaragua to investigate con
ditions here, in the mean while with
holding the dogs of war.
He states that if the findings of
the commission are to the effect that
his administration of the Nicaraguan.
government is detrimental to the peace .
and interests of Central America, bm
will resign from the presidency. Th
belief of the President, as stated in
his request to Washington, is that
prejudicial information respecting him
and his administration" has been sent
to America by those interested in the
success of the revolutionists and that a
disinterested investigation will show
that the reports current concerning him
are unfounded or grossly exaggerated.
New to WaanlngtOB.
. WASHINGTON, December 5. The
report received here from Nicaragua,
to the effect that Zelaya has applied
for a commission to be sent there, is
not confirmed at the st&te department
here, the officials denying any knowl
edge of any such request.
PHILADELPHIA, December 4.-Th
U. S. S. I'rairie, which went ashore in
the Delaware, while leaving for Nicar
agua with seven hundred marines, ia
still aground. The Dixie was ordered
to take the troops from aboard the
HAN FRANCISCO, December 4. U.
S. 8. Princeton is coaling here and
making rendy to proceed to Panama or
HOLD-UPS AND MURDER
IN SAN FRANCISCO
(By Associated Press.)
.SAN FRANCISCO, December 5.
An unknown man held up and robbed
two all-night drug stores last night,
about midnight, forcing the night
clerks to give him access to the tills
and holding them at bay in both in
stances until he could successfully es
cape with his plunder.
After leaving the second store hs
made an attempt to rob the Hamniaa
IJaths. His attempt to hold up th
place was opposed by W. H. Schneider,
the bookkeeper. The robber ordered
Schneider to throw up his hands, and
when his order were not promptly
obeyed he shot the bookkeeper down,
killing him instantly.
In pife of the alarm raised by the
noise of the shooting, he ran out into
the street and escaped without being
CALHOUN SAID TO BE
MINISTER TO CHINA
Prominent Chicago Lawyer Believed to
Have Accepted the Post.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, December .".-It i
currently reported here that W. J. Cal
houn, the rhicago lawyer, best known
as having been formerly a member of
the interstate commerce commission,
has been offered the jxist of minister
to China and has accepted the offer
of the President.
A confirmation of the report from
the department of state has been asked
for but nothing has been given our.
Calhoun is a member of the legal
firm of Calhoun, Lyford & Sheean and
ha been practising fur thirty four
ANOTHER INNOCENT MAN.
(By Associated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, December 4.
On motion of Attorney Heori, the
charges of bribery preferred 8gamst
former Supervisor Wilson have beea