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their wives and friends.
Arrangements are cot complete, as
I the directors of the Y.iLCi. did cot
meet last evening; bat when the com- i
mittee that has ths matter in hand gets
to work, they are expected to ask for
a. tea or twenty years, lease oa tne i
property. la that event, they will be
i able to build permanent cottages, plat
the ground aad sell lots; and ere an-
rolls aroand another American
institution will have been planted
on Hawaiian soli the renowned summer
Chautauqua encampment.
The proposed grounds are up Manca
valley on the banks of a creek which
wiH afford aa elegant fresh water
swimming pool. On the sides rise hills
cf easy grade, where cottages can be
erected. At the base liss an excellent
pleasure ground. In the background
rise abruptly high steep hills. From
the site is a view of the harbor aad the
surrounding hills of Pacific Heights,
Punchbowl and Diamond Head, which
can be appreciated only by these who
have had the pleasure cf driving homeward
from upper ilanoa valley, Rest of
mind, recreation of body and inspiration
of soul are all combined in the
proposed site for Honolulu's Chautauqua.
FP.EDEBICK 3. OAT'S DEATH.
A Popular Ycuar Iilan of Honolulu
Passed. Away Sunday.
Frederick Brown Oat, a brother of
tae postmaster, died Sunday af teracon.
Ills death was from an acute stomach
trouble with which he had been
ed for several years. Ho-wan
""? Bf'asih9.J'laLbe.!ns jfl"
deat cf the Boardman bouse. This i
thought by his friends to have aggravated
his complaint
The deceased was born in Honolulu
in lw$. He was educated in. StAltans
Col'ege. He as cleric in the Wafer
Works Bureau and subsequently was
employed in the postojHee.
The deceased was a, member of the
old Honolulu kifles, the Hawaiian National
Guard and tne" Gitiien's Guard
during the revolutionife excitement.
He wa an ardent basa&rUl player and
a member of the HeaJani Yacht aad
Boa Club. He was abjo a member of
Mystic Ix'Jge. IC of P., and Hawaiian
Lodge, F. & A. M.
The late Mr. Oat was popular with all
who kn&w him. His funeral was held 1
yesterday afternoon and was conducted
by Hawaiian Lodge F. SA. M. It
was largely attended.
Tho interment was at Nuuanu Cemetery,
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JAP pAITGEROTJSLY
HURT BY A TRUCE.
Now Lies ia the Queen's-Hospital
not Ejected
to Beeovor. -
Two horses attached to a very heavy
dray became frightened at something
near the railroad depot last evening
and started en a wild run up King
street When they started a Japanese
who was at their heads was knocked
down and the wheels of the heavy
truck passed over his body and head,
badly crushing him. He was taken to
the Queen's. HopitaI, where he will
probably die.
The team of horses, which were very
powerful animals, dashed along King
street towards Palama, overturning a
hack and an express wagon in their
wild run. At the junction of King and
Beretania streets Harry Juen, who saw
the runaway, jumped upon the truck,
and, grasping the'reins, trie'do stop
the horsesr lleused 'tils best efforts,
but did not succeed until Liliha street
was reached. Tfte team belong to
& Co.
THEY DISTURBED THE PEACE.
Six Spaniard's Lectured by Judge
Wilcox and Fined,
Six Spaniards were up before Judge
Wilcox yesterday morning charged
with disturbing the quiet of the night
They wore arrested at the instance of
J. M. Vivas, 'who lives in the vicinity
of the place where the men reside.
From the testimony given It seems
that for a long time Sunday nights
have been chosen by the dons for
They have bean livings on
Puaehbowl AIVRres's place, aad on
the Sabbath thie fan has been fast and
furious. Last Sunday, as testified to,
tbe noise made 1 described as "infernal
,
"The police were called in and warned
the caroHserg to make les racket, and
on their- promising to be quiet, Captain
Holl and his man departed.
I.o scnor ware they out of sight
than the turmoil began again with renewed
vigor, and the officers made another
descent en the house and
gl tae mutate,
When, an the stand yesterday they
all testified as to their gecd behavier,
ssylner that none cf ihem had made the
row. The noise was made by people I
LtaJJa.'fed,epoBcffrf
ri'cd. Gfilcer Von Itasca translated i
for the Spaniards, and Judge Wilcox
gtve tfceia a lecture, closing with the f
remark that it night be a good Idea for
them to "renemoer toe Malsc"
J. J?. Viva?, the complaining witness
in the case, aaked the court to protect
him aad warn the Spaniards that
they must do Vivas no barn.
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Arrested For Cruelty-Ah
TAnc a Chinese teamster was ar.
rested yesterday for crnelly beating I
bis horse, due animal tell and broke j
bis lez ami the Chinaman was beatinsr
.the poor animal Joujake it do work
1 that it was "impossible far it to do in
its condition.
j
? Owin? to the sickness in the familv
of CR Campbell that gentleman will
j cot officiate as starter In the yacht
iiace to-morrow.
iTBE j TROUBLES
OF AX ATOM".
MlSS jHcXeifir'S
niony in the Mac-
Pherson Case.
TALKS mU 3IAKRIAGE.
TiiE WITNESS TELLS ABOUT I
A COUBTSHIP OF THE
PAST.
Lawyer Brooks Says That tho Suit
is 2roaght to Extort
DToney Oat of
Him.
Of willowy form Is Miss Gertrude
McKeig. She is of medium height, with
luxuriant black hair and of prepossessing
appearance. She was attired yesterday,
as she appeared before Court
Commissioner Lucas, in fluffy white.
Miss McKeig was present to givg evidence
in the action brought by Mrs. J.
H. MacPherson against F. 31. Brooks.
a member of the Honolulu bar, to re-
cover ?1,750. money alleged to have
cn loaned BrooRs when tho now Mrs.
J H' 5r3cFherson -Mrs- ? For-
tor.
Miss McKeig was accompanied by
Mrs. MacPherson, a comely lady, bordering
on the blonde type. She v-as attired
in a becoming gown of black taffeta.
Miss McKeig is about to leave the
country, and as she is an important
witness for the plaintiff, the Court
Commissioner was instructed to take
her testimony.
Miss HeKeig, when shc'nrat took the
stand, was somewhat embarrassod, bu:
as the hearing progressed, her perplexity
wore away. Goyiy she gave her
age as 22. She was acquainted with
Mrs. MacPherson when she was Mrs.
Mary A. Porter; in fact, she was her
intimate friepd. reidjng in Uie house
with her. This, was before Mrs. Porter's
marriage to MacPherson In January
last
When staying with Mrs. Porter she
became acquainted with the defendant
Mr. BrooKS. He used to visit Mrs. Porter
frequently, and finally Mrs. Porter
told her that the legal luminary, had
oncrca uu nju in marriage ana tnat
-The- couple- seemed
very much attached to each other, and
she inferred that there would be a wedding
and a luau.
It was under these conditions, with
the prospect of a pigiriaga in the near
future, that Mrs. Porter loaned the attorney
$1,C00. With this money Brooks
went to the Philippines to blaze a name
and make a fortune in a land where
the spat of the bullet could be heard
and the warwhoop of the Filipino resounded
through the tropica juqqles.
Mr Brooks t'o Honolulu. On
his return, Recording to the witness, he
told her that Mrs. Porter had given
him 31.600 to go to the Philippines.
Mrs. Porter had frequently told the
witness tuat she had given Brooks this
money to start him in business in, the
far off land. That Mj- Porter and the
defendant had first contemplated being
married in Honolulu, but on Mr.
Brooks departure they had clftngul
their minds,; that uppn Mr, Brook a being
nicely estahltabed ia a lucrative legal
business Mrs. Porter would go to
the Philippines and meet her intended
husband, and then wedding bells would
make the tropics vibrate with joy.
After Mr. Brooks return, continued
the witness, he didn't pay the plaintiff
much attention. Hf treated" Mrs.'Por-ter
frigidly and" was disposed to Eh.Qw
her "the marble heart
Mr. Brooks waa seen by a Republican
reporter yesterday afternoon.
"Mr. and Mrs. MacPherson and Miss
McKeig have conspired to ruin me,"
said he. "I didn't owe Mrs.
or anybody else in this town one
cent. I deny absolutely th chargsa
they hae brought against me.
has frequently said that he
would break me up la business. Miss
McKeig owes Mrs. MacPherson $300.
The latter told Miss McKeig that if she
would make this deposition she Mrs.
MacPherson) would coasicer the debt
Bquidatcd "
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THE con IN SESSION.
QUESTION OS SALAEY TOB
OFFICIALS.
Sussrcsiiou et Inspector Flint Abcat
ostoffice Other Hatters
cf Interest
The rczular council meeting was held
iwsterdar morning in the Governor's
.
office. There were present Governor
Dole. Secretary II. E. Cocper,
ney General E. P. Dole, TreasnrcrT. F.
Lansing, Superintendent of; Public
Works J. A, McCandless. Commissioner
cf Lands J. F. Brown ami
oj Ag.leiihure Wray Taylor. Superintendent
of Public Instruction A.
T. Atkinson was absent on account of -
sickness.
Mr. Wray Taylor, received his
commission Saturday last- was for
mally introduced to the members or tae
meeting and took his seat
Governor Dole readTthe
betweg llfaister
and Secretary of State Hay, relating to I
the pay of the present official heads of
departments from June 14 until the J
Legislature meets la aext tp
eorrespoadeaee shows thai Hr.
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TOLTDrK L 17 HONOLXTLXJ. H. T TUESDAY, JULY 3 1500 MICE FIYK CESSTS
AffllM DID
ifOT TAKE PART.
Held Back By Orders
Prom Fighting
at Taku.
SBMPFF IS ACTIVE NOW.
"TBANSPOBT GBANX
ABLY CABBY TB00P3
TOE CHINA.
Squadrons of Sixth Cavalry
v Expected to Sail on
Her from Saa
Francisco.
WAH1K0T0N. Job 21. The Navy
DftoVtawnt received a long cablegram
to-day fnm Kanpff,
which' was tbe most Important to the
State vai Navy Department which
Ittt reached Washington.
.Admiral Kemp now Inform the
world officially that tbe American
fsreart did not take pan is the capture
tit the fort at Tftkn. This discloses tbe
iacv that he had received, before" the
battle, iMdrnctfons from this Government
not to act Jointly with the pow-M
Is MT awreadre act against
Ghlaa.
Admiral Kempn, however,
dadarea that he & now making
conuaca cause with the foreign forces
for the general protection. This reveal
aaotfcer important atct that since the
attack ca the fleet, In which tbe
eaJa were as integral part, the
American forceaJn China are to assert
thetaaefrgcajuei m ia being done by the
other troops, regardless of previous
and by reaeoo of tbe act of
Bar nominated by China.
Other Important declarations by
Keopff are that there was an
attack m Hen-Tain on the 17th Inst.
wbicfc verifies the press rejwrtt, nndas
lie doea not mention Minister Conger,
tfcei la not information at Taku as to
the fate of tbe Ministers or legations at
Peking or the relief column.
It appears from this official bulletin
of Kotupff that there are 9000 troops
now at Takji. The cable from Kompn"
was severely edltfd nt the White
House, the State Department and the
Navy Department.
TJie President had the heads of several
departments boforo him this morning,
and criticised thorn for what ho
considers unnecessary delay in getting
slows to and from Taku.
There will in future be frequent
between Taku and Chee
Foo until the army of relief shall have
nt lonst captured and the cable
office.
While it is possible that the Russian,
Gorman, English and Japanese forces
will ndvanco probably to the relief of
Tion-Tsin at once it a recoanoissance
shows it to be feasible, it is not likely
that the movement agnfnpt Peking will
begin until the arrival of the American
troops from Manila.
GBANT TO CABBY
TBOOPS TO TATITJ.
"WASHINGTON. June 21. The Government
Is in a position to forward
to ChiKa from San Francisco
without the loss of nnjajj time, as
arrangements already have been completed
for tho dispatch of two squadrons
of the Sixth Cavalry, numbering
bet 900 men, and a battalion of marines,
nwaiboriag 220 men, to Manila
by the traaaport Grant, which is
to sail from San Francisco about
! let proximo.
I'co original Intention was to send
firv to Manila for the relief of.
w.rV' troops to be brought home
tr Uc 're Juae SO next. In case it
is dt.trwi i: will be a simple matter to
Chan?? the deettaatlott of tbe Grant
iio.n Manila to Tafen and )' 0 doln
ytar over 10 troops av
Ht disposal of the oWeer In command
of tbe Amerieatt forces In China.
Tho Grant' ia a fast ship aa4 can
Jjc ran bctvota San Francis
aid Taku ia about SO days. Sncb'ssx
itr.nr.t would h i a purpose
Jt WoaW a'lpnnt the strta :th of tJu
American ttr$ in China an J at the
'm time ssrve io
a farther depletitHi of ir? acrrJons ta
V.f PhiHppioaar a course whikh. U is
?M. would be aornr whet cirbarrassin;
to General Mac Arthur In the execution
v( bis ptaas for "the preservation of
onlfr in the dfetaat iahtads.
be dispatch from Shaaghai last
uicht Jo the effaet thai tjje United
Sratrs traaaport Tkoaias. with troops
from Manila. w diverted at
and Itad arrived at Taku with 159C
awn, hi said by the Y.'ar i)mrtmtnt
offidsls to be without foundation.
GBBTffAN CBTJ13SBS
TJNDEB BUSH OSCARS,
3JEBUN. June 21. "The
of tbe Chinese Government for
recent events, said a high official of
the Foreign Ofllce, "ia no- cJs?rly
proved. It has been ascertained that
10.0W Chinese troops who deserted to
tho Boxers did so under direct orders
Ireta the Chiaese Government, 'rtie
promotion to the highest positions cf
setorioea anti-European oJJteials also
points ia the same direction. Tfajf is
the war or Calwa against all foreigners,
lBcladla GraaBy, aad the poiat
tr is to go ahead yigerowsly, ck!yT
aad resolutely, so matter what the
final outcome may be"
The government has ordered the Ger
man Consul at Cbee Foo to establish
a service by sea between Chee Foo and
Talcu immediately. The gunboat
Lelchs, mhlch arrived at Kid jester-
been ordered to proceed to China, dad
is hastily preparing to sail to-morrow.
The new armored cruiser Faerst Bis
marck is under orders to be ready t:
sail for China withia a week. The naval
authorities io the shipyard at Kiel are
showing extraordinary activity. An
order has been Issued directing that
marines whose terras of service expire
next month shall be retained in service.
3Iajor General Von Hoepfer will command
the battalion of marines sent to
China.
UNCLE SA2 IS NOT
BACKING THE EMPEEOB.
WASHINGTON. June 21. The State
Department officials do not hesitate to
give a fiat denial to the story from
Home to the effect that the United
States has suggested to the powers tli?
restoration of the young Emperor of
China, with LI Hung Chang as his adviser.
The United States Govemmeu
has made no suggestion whatever" to
tbe powers respecting the restoration
of the Emperor; nor has it even discussed
measures for the future government
of China. All of the exchanges it
has had respecting China with foreign
powers have related solely to the succor
of the legations and missionaries
and tbe military aad naval matters
connected therewith.
CDSPilf B "HIGH MS."
Ott) AND NEW KS2S7JEBS HA7B A
JOLLY TTKE,
Waw Bine Evitt to bo !?aVn Tip
&&!? Boys 3?Ina in
. can Allatrlaacc.
Company' B. had a very enjoyable
"High Jinki" at their company room in
the drill abed last night About forty
of tbe bey turned oat and" enjoyed tbe
beer and soft drinks, interspersed with
crackers and music in tbe most informal,
but enjoyable, manner. Ex-Sergeant
Fraser was there, and assisted by
Corporal Kiley and Muslcjan
made some of the mu6ic which made
B street at Camp Jones so popular during
the quarantine times. '-Colonel"
Rodgers was not there to add his bin
voice to the chorus, he having left by
the Rio to take charge of a theatrical
business in the States.
Companies A, Captain Kiomme, au'
II, Captain Murray, had a drill in the
drill shed apd vicinity last night. The
music brought a good laauj ppap! to
their doors.
Preparations go on apace for the new
rifie butts. Something definite may be
decided upon at a meeting of the officers
of the regiment next Monday
night It will probably cost about
$1,200 to $1.50q to build a proper rifle
range and put in the Hppnrtenances in
proper shape, part of which sum they
expect the Board of Health to pay on
account of having used their old rifle
butts for a pest house.
The boys indignantly deny that they
consider the status of Jthe regiment is
changed on account of he Organic Act
having passed. They say the old oath
of allegiance required to the Republic
of Hawaii had also a clause which
made the applicant for enlistment
swear allegiance to the. Constitution cf
the United States, and, tie one of tie
officers remarked, "There can be no allegiance
to two powers. Jt would not
make any difference if you took an oath
of allegiance to the 'Republic of China,'
if in tho same oath you swore allegiance
to the United States and the
American ftnp floatfrt nvfr the country,
you would liavt? to bbe tiig orders
of the United States Government The
trouble with Wilson of
the artillery was that he thought he
was going to be pushed for a commission,
because ho was formerly in the
regular army, at the expanse of all the
faithful fellows who have stood by tho
regiaient nd fjejr companies. He
must underst'anu, "as all tbtf bov why
have belonged to the regiment any
length of time now understand, thati
&ae is a good as another, he
happens to be an offiear or a private in
the afr,"
The restart bMjes to turn oat ia
line form ter tbe rSoartfc of Julr
notwithstanding the diaru.ulnes
under which they have been )&boin
fver since the $aran:i&c was lifted.
$
AHTJSEMBNTS.
The Orpheam'wss lilted to tbs doors
hat night for Hie first production cf
"EI eapltfs," This is the best, bill th
Southwells have given. Qnlfa a qX of
special seenery was prepared for the
production, and it added much to the
stage settings. William Wolff, as Dan
Enrico Mcdigtn, the recently appointed J
Viceroy of Peru, was at hi? best His
drinking sens s great
Ladd has saver done anything better
than Uw hero-worshiping maiden, Es
trelda. Her singing v.aa ctarmip xnd
her acting lively. Wlnfwd Goff entered
lath the spirit of the ex-Viceroy, as he
has done In no other character that
he hiu partfayed here. Grafton Baker
sang and acted writ. VbU Branson,
as the poor chamberlain, extracted
all the humor there was in tho role.
Tillie Salincer and Bessie Fairbaira
were up to their usual good standard. I
MISS Adl rppjfl SUOIUU wtr
mented as" toiler makeup, jor it coald
give anyone the "headache." "All the
cjjerus sang well and marched as if
they euioyed L The climax of the second
act; 'with Its Starg aad gtripes
Forever as a finale, "receives encore
kisr encore. This Is .the best attraction
tbe ooutJjyeU's have presented
since their seasos Here bessa.
I HOST PROfflSIM
KEW IMSTRY.
HOWHOCkvaild
less Land Can "be
Utilized.
THE SISAL FIBRE PLOT.
vHAT 13 BEING DONE IN
ITS CULTIVATION
HEBE.
Praiseworthy Work of a Local Company
in Unking the TJosert
Blossom and
Produce.
At a recent meeting of the stockholders
of the Hawaiian Fjber Company.
Limited, the following stockholders
were elected officers: Cecil Brown,
prcsidcat; 31. P. Robinson, vice-president;
W. C. Veedon, secretary aad
treasurer, and W. G. Ashley auditor.
B. E. Dillingham and other prominent
business men, ns we&as the Swa plan
tation, are largely interested ia ta-
company.
icsterday Jar. v. eeden accorded a
Republican reporter a very Interest-
ing Interview on the work cf the com
pany and how barren and
land could be profitably utilized in
growing the fiber plant
"The company," said Mr. Weedon,
"Eaa secured ftova the railroad
acres of land. The land ia
two milts west of the Ewa plantation.
One thousand acres of this tract is laid
out Six hundred acres are fenced ta
with a stone wall built from stoaj
taken from tho land. Three hupdrel
and two acree arc cleared. We ha
planted SO.000 iflants, cr 213 acres. We
have built a. manager's house and comfortable
quarters for tho laborers. We
have sunk a well aad are getting a
good supply of water. We are pushing
the work, clearing ground, laying out
wifllts erecting permanent fctone
fences. The farm or plantation js
called "Sisal Farm," after tho nama of
the plant
"Sisal belongs to tho alecs family. It
is a das.nr plant andean be raised profitably
on "rough, -rock,, .eral Jats,
where a p!ow cannot be used land un-suited
and worthless for sugar growing
cr anything else. It can be grown
without irrigation, although tho fronds
of the plant, from which the cordage is
made, migftt j.e larger and plumper if
the plants were irrigated. During the
late dry and hot weather our 215 acres
set to the plants have grown surprisingly
well. We have scarcely lost a
plant .
"It takes from two and a half to
three years for the plants to mature
from the suckers. From plants two
and a )flf years old e obtained sisal
fiber four feet in length. The fiber was
made by hand specimens of it were
sent to experts en the mainland, who
pronounced it unexcelled in quality by
any sisal fiber grown elsewhere.
"Sisal is different from Manila hemp.
It is superior to hemp for marine or
naval cordage. Two years ago prepared
fiber broughj: in the market from 3 io
3& cents; now it"fetcneo from 654 to
SV4 cents a pound.
"The cutting of plants after they
reach their growth occurs twice a year.
hen the lower fronds obtain a horizontal
position they arc ready for cutting.
From 10 to 30 fronds are taken
from each plant The process of poling
continues for five to seven years. Each
frond makes a separate fiber. After
the frondr pre cut the pulp extracted
and tne fiber is washed and baled for
the market
"We -set the plants from nice to il
fet apart Tu Bermuda they art- set
much closer. The fronds of the plants
must not touch each other. There is
a hard, horn spike, sharp as a needle,
on tue end of each frond, and if they
come in contact tbe. sar end bxujh
and materially and injuriously aScct
'
tho fiber. t
"Tho company believes tha this industry'
wllr become oao of the mast
prbflteWd - Indsstrias cf tbe Islands,
taw! valueless for aay purpose can ty
Utilized, a$ I bare ?4d, in growin?
sisal; the cost"oproinetlon ij
and no irrigation hs necessary In lis
cultivation.
"Taee are isasy tliQUfajtds 0j a;res
cf land in the group that will
sisal and nothing else. When our entire
acreage cornea in bearing: we probably
shall erect a plant to manufacture
the Kbcr. It is a very nroteisias
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A CHATATJCITJ A I&AT
BE OSGANIZED HSHB.
Y. H. C. A. Came lass Enlarging
Bapidly Splendid Site ia
Upnirjalanoa Valley.
?
There is a prospect of Honolulu having"
a full-grown Chautauqua: It lies
with the Territorial government to say.
Thp rest can be -arranged, if tle Conu
missiGnejTof Lands will give the 20
years lease desired.
TJte Y. M. C. A. camp plans have
grown to this. Permission has been
given to hold tbe camp up oa the slqpes
of upper Maaoa valley oa go' verament
land. The Junior camp will open July
16aad last tea days, and the Scaler
will "then "have tea days to spend In one
of charmlpg spots ia
ful Manoa valley. When they are
ready to leave there may be another
I tea days siren tip to the members and
had sect a schedule of al- I
aries to be paid during that period. I
I Secretary Hay replied that the (
tics at vvasaiagtoa did not care to take j
any action In the matter. This leaves j
the present officials to draw the k
! aries which, undar th w !
paid for the correspoadins positions.
Under this Interpretation all the present
heads of departments will receive
a pro rata of $$.000 per year, except the
Commissioners of Public Lands and
Agriculture, the latter receiving but
$2,100 a year and the former about
52,400.
The Governor asked Superintendent
McCandless what had been done In the
matter of new plans for the rebuilding
of Chinatown. Mr. McCandless replied
that there were now completed two
maps, showing the new streets aad proposed
Improvements, which he would
shortly lay before the council meeting.
Treasurer Lansing read a petition
asking for articles of Incorporatloa for
the Union Soda Works of Hila This
was returned for the correction of an
error in the draft He also read the
for articles of incorporation
for the Hawaiian Orphanage and In-
ansinai association, Limited. In reference
to this application. Attorney
General Dole gave It as his opinion
there was no legal reason why they
should not be filed.
An application for a dealer's liccase
for Hilo, made by S. I. Shaw, was approved.
Treasurer Lansing stated that Mr.
Murray, chief of the postal money order i
department, had drawn his attention
to the difficulty they were having
Lin geltiag ,tt the pos tank
books and in issuing certificates
The certificates were difficult for
the layman to fill In, as he was not acquainted
with the technicalities thereof.
The matter was discussed, but no
recommendation was made.
A letter was read from , M. Flint,
postoffice Inspector, to Postmaster Oa',
about the Hawaiian postage stamps
lately ordered to be sent by the postmaster
to the United States authorities
for cancellation. Mr. Flint state-1
that the order had been issued under
the impression that the Hawaiian
stamps belonged to the Government;
but he had since learned tha.t Iu mot.
if not in a.11 cases, they had been purchased
pntrjght by the postmasters and
were their private property, Most of
the postmasters, hla lottcr said, had
obeyed his order and forwarded- in
stamps to Washington.
The matter was discussed and will
probably be settled by the United
States Government exchanging with a
the Hawaiian postmasters an equal
amount Pf current stamps for those
sent.
Superintendent McCandless spoke of
the recent meeting of theoard of underwriters,
at which he was present of
The underwriters had expressed themselves
as willing to do everything ir.
their power to help prevent fram?
buildings fror.i being ereotcd In thp
new Chinatown. They further said tint
while they could not make Jhe rates of
Insurance, prohibitive they wouiu place tu
them as high as they possibly ujiiU
under their system of rating.
Continuing, Surjfriiltoudeut
snirt that Mr. Chance, agent of
the Treasury Department, had called in
on him and talked over the matter of
the postoffice building and property;
Mr. Chance had suggested that the local
government should rent hv property
to the Federal Qieriiraent at a
reasougto ttijuru,
bommissloncr of Lands Brown drew
attention to a request from Messrs.
Hackfeld & Co. to lease a portion of
the Pilhonua (Hawaii) fore3t land, and
Governor Dole suggested tha.t Commissioner is
Wray Tayjnx UKe a" trip to Hawaii
duxinss tne' next few weeks and
look Into the advisability of having the
trees on the property cut,
IfBB AUTOMOBILE BALKED.
Ex-Queen Liliuokalani Ends Her
Bide in a Tram Car,
Ex-Queen LlUuokalant started out
for a ride to Walkiki on her American
automobile yesterday morning and returned
in aa English "horseless carriage."
It happened this way. The Queen
brought with her to Honolulu
of the latest pattern, propelled
by gasoline. Five gallons of oil will
run. tlie machine forty miles. Thinking
she had plenty of power In the tank,
she anticipated a pleasant ride to
The going was accordlac
schedule and part of the return, but
just outside of Hon. Paul Neumann's
house. lr machine stopped. Someone
had borrowed her Vehicle and the fuel
had run low. After telepheptug for a
hack and wailips; what seemed an in!
termipnhle time, the ex-Queen decided
to make baste slowly and took a passing
tram to Washington Place in the
most democratic fashion.
V3BY NEABLY
Serious Accident Ifarrovrly Averted
at Waikiki Sunday. j
I
Mrs. Al Hilleary. a recent arrival in
Honolulu came near being drowned at ,
the Hawaiian Hotel Annex white tn r
!
bathing last Sunday. She had been out
... . . ,,, .
prett far ?nd doubtless- became ?- ,
aausted, for she bad a bard time reaching
the neighborhood of the bathhouse
IanaL There were several other ladles
In the wafer. ht acme In her '
" T .
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A wave passed ner down, ana kz;
although she got up laughing, she fell
njr, t,, f.f.w nn th i
tC7::, .TrCTZlvirrr rZ .l. I
Ewa side of the bathhouse JUJU few saw I ,
her peril. A young na veil kaown J
tonm uflin na nn thf. !
-"vi hm - w.c
lang. of the bathhouse, quickly drew
off his coat and would have jumped
over the railing iato the water, fet
below, but a male com.p3nion appeared
in the nfcTg f m lie. at first did not j
sees tglhiak the lady In much peril,
and only npoa the people, who saw the
situation, crying repeatedly: "Pali her
oat! Pull her out;" did he fina,! sjewe I
her ana draw ner rc tae water by
saaia forces tortunattly. he was ia tixe
prevent aay aerioKs.results following
th ejtertefcf, , I
ATTOMEY GEAR'S
LiSTEM TRIP.
Object of His Tisit to
the National
Capital.
THE WORK ACCOMPLISHED
INTEBEST TAKEN BY HES IN
A CONSTITUTIONAL
QUESTION.
Harold U. Sewall'a Appointment as
a National Committeeman
Warmly Commended
What it Means.
George D. Gear, the well-known attorney,
returned on the China.
"I left here on the 1st of hist April."
said Mr. Gear to a Republican reportar
last bight "and went direct to
ington. I visited the national capttal
On a matter Cf vital Imnorman m tho
people of these Islands. It was to khar
for the appointment of able lawyws
and men of upright character to positions
on the of Hawalf.
"I had a very pleasant time in
Senator Gear of Iowa Is a
of mine, and through hfm 1 mat
many prominent men in Washington
among thom Congressman Dolllver of
Iowa, who was a prominent candtdato
for Vice-President at the Phlladalphla
convention. I saw the President a number
of times and was accorded several
lengthy interviews with him.
"This was my second visit to
The first, if yqu renumber,
was to test a constitutional quwrtJeu
through habeas corpus proceedings before
tho United States Supreme Dow
the Galiclan matter. On that
beforu I reached Washington, tho
Galithua were liberated.
"At Washington I met Mr. Steven?.
very eminent lawyer and attorney for
the Japanese Ambassador. We
the Ihara Ichignoro case, iharu
was charged with and tried for
committed, in the Kahuku riots. He
was convicted under the Hawaiian law
murder in the first degree, two jurors
dissenting, and this, too, at n'
time when Hawaii was under tho
American flag. My talks with Mr. Stevens
induced him to write to Governor
Dole, asking him to reprieve Ihara until
such time as his case could be heard
UiC" TvCerol wr TU..
know. Governor Dole granted. It is thtj
opinion of the ablest lawyers and most
profound jurists in the States that tho
Constitution of tho United States was
force here on the day the flag wan
raised.' In my Judgment thore Is no
doubt about the matter.
"Times in tho States are good, and
the majority of the people seas to bo
prosperous. I returned by way of tho
Canadian-Pacific. You have no conception
of the wonderful growth awl
development of the Dominion. The
wheat delds ci Manitoba are a revelation.
Sattie Is a flue business place, it
getting the cream of the trad with
Alaska.
""WVst do 1 think of the ticket? Puv
scally, I favored Dolliver for second
place. He extended many courtesies U
mo when m Washington, and, n
course, belns a friend of his. I should
like him to have been nominated.
Roosevelt In a strong man, and will
strengthen the ticket.
"Will I take an active part in Honolulu
politics? No. Just at present I
am out of polities. I wasn't here when
the parties were organized. In thf
States I used to be a Republican, ami
carried the banner and shouted with
the boys. But just at present I don't
feel like participating in political
torchlight processions.
"Cnc thing that heartily pleased mo
was the sMecticn of Harold M. Sewall
as national committeeman from Hawaii.
He will make an efficient member
of the committee. Mr. Sewall
stands well among the prominent leaders
of tho party. He commands respect,
and he Is influential. Kin Influence
will be exreised In building mj
the party in Hawaii and making ltd
power felt nationally.'
j
Bicycle Biders Arr03teL,
The police nr fetil! on the lookout
for bicycle riders who pass in tho night
without showing a light. Iwt uiichb
Ah Ch'ui nod Oliver were looked up for
not carrying a light on their vehicle.
Was Boabery Intended?
L. Endloeb. a young man with a
pocket fall of money anil a skin full of.
bad Trhiskcy, was brought to the polico
.station early thU morning and locked
cp for- investigation. J. S.Kahahawai
was on bis way home last night and was
stopped at the corner of School ami
uuaia by IBadloch. Kabahawai yelled
fo hf)Vi Eadloch started to ran.
He was followed by the man he stopped
uuu uiun'r xsjuuun, uvuriUK IOC CTiei
for SAsistance, ran. np and arrested
Eadloch. . He siariea for tne policu
afutin'ictHi rrft fIl? nl wKnn T s. , -
,: , v L ?
t 1 v
J"ry ; rued Eutlloch turned
oa tho oflfcer and a. hand tusseJ en-
sued In which LsplnOa coat was bad-
tn qT,a - .,,., x. .
thfi station where, " whea searched, j,&
was found to Lavo unite a sum of gold
on his per&ou.
lie was Jockeu np and begau to cry
thea to pray in a fashion tW would
have done credit to a revivalist. Tho
man claims to be tlie 00a of the UritLdi
Consul 111 Cqjon. He appeara. to bo u
sailor.
Matt Howard th horseman was taken
dangerously ill at LourB ranch on San-day.
He was attended byPrs.Winslow
and Murray at the resort aad later re-
saved to hk hoae oa Vineyard streM.

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