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t." . JT " A- '-" - - & V s - t v - w: un-- e-" THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. volume i, m 137, HONOLULU, H. H, PPJDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS THIS i IRE DEBAUCH liS Four Sudden and Unusual: Deaths Will Have to be Legally V Accounted For. Kinsmen of Jose Silva Who Attended His Wake and Drank His Long-Praised Liquor Follow Him to the Hereafter. PALL bangs over the Portuguese A at the base of Death has been a merciless visitor there for the last tbree or four days. Four of the leading citizen We cold In their graves and eight SffEP womt'H and in in arc more or less mtjaMy 111. Most of this is the result of a wake and a Jong continued of the excise law at which tjje police department winked, if it did not abet. It Is a similc proposition, despite its tragfe features. Jo is the head Center' ef the story. Silva was no ordinary mmui. He was horn on the island of Madeira, some sixty odd years ago, took to the sen anil followed It many yoars. There are mauy evidences that he wiw'nOne too in his methods. He came to Oahu loaded with cold, but Hot the sort that is current in the realm. It was all in the nature of jewelry, which Ite had erfdently stnugsM in and which he disposed of as occasion proented Then he obtained some government land on Ptinehliowl street, where he created a nursery and established a wine industry. He was unquestionably a clever tnau. He had !cen all over the world. He had learned the methods of crooked iwople and the process of making crooked wiins and liquors. Naturally he took Honolulu' police, already crooked, into his camp, and then began to sell his doctored wine to his countrymen. To increase the sale he would provide seductive lunches iKipular with his countrymen. Ho did a thriving business nnd pros pered. It is not known whether he was so bmvlh by the police department that he was compelled to further adulteration of his wines, or if "doctoring" of his product had leeome a mania or ho hnd grown unduly avaricious. Anyway, ho went from one extreme to another nnd continued his unlicensed and illegal business under the protection of the police. Hut Silva reached his end on Monday last. He is dead and has three of his countrymen to accompany him over th dark river, with a fair chance of others to follow. In the very spirit of diablerie he came near cajjhing a olieo officer, who is still in the hfttid of his physician. Well, old Silva. the florist, the wine-maker and the keeper of n Portuguese "spank-easy" under the control and privilege of the police, is dead. He has gotten out of the hands of the model police of Honolulu only to drop his friends into the hands of the Honolulu board of health. What killed old man Silva has not been established. On Saturday evening and Sunday he entertained his friends at his residence on Punchoowl street, near the Mormon. church. It is agreed in the neighborhood thnt it was a festal occasion aud that there was quite "a hot time' in Portuguese town on that night. What the consumption of liquor was no one Can tell. Whatever the truth may bo in that respect. Silva was alive on Monday morning and was seen to walk nlont his garden. On Tuesday morning the milkman found Silva dead on the lanai of his home When the undertaker came he could not take away the Iwdy because the dead man had not been attended to by a physician in his last moments. Dr. Pratt, the executive officer of th board of health, was then summoned and he gave a certificate of death based on syphilis. He made no other than a superficial examination, yet declared on his honor as a medical practitioner that Silva was not poisoned. On this point Dr. Pratt is quite likely to be severely Had he taken ordinary prudence, locked up the deserted premises and protected the property the alleged theft would have been averted and three lives and much suffering would have been prevented. After the funeral of Silva his friends, male and female, returned to his former residence nnd honored his memory with" an old-fashioned wake. Naturally, the found two large gin bottles fdled with what thev to be "old Silva's 'fine old wine." The policeman. J. F. L. "Silva. look a drop for his namesake: Joaquin Silva did it Vor his stomach's Nike: CabraL the undertaker's assistant couldn't refuse out of respect to the corpse, and the rest did it for custom's rake. So three of the wakers are dead and eight or ten are thanking their stars thnt thev were built more stoutly than others or drank less of the so-called poisonous liquor. The dead are: Jose Silva, married; wife in the Arores. Antonio Mapejro married; leaves wife and eight children. Joaquin Silva (Hotel Joe), married, leaving wife and nine children. Jose Cabrau married, leaving wife and children. -v At a late hour last night Eit was re- MURDER DEEPLY SHROUDED? ported that Antonio Viola, another of thoe who attended the wake and partook of this "rare old Silva vintage," had alo died. The report lacks confirmation. Among those who partook of very small quantities of the liquor was Mrs. Gertrudes, who has been very sick, but was better last etcning. Her daughter Mrs. J. Xavier, tasted lightly of the stafT and suffered lightly. The younger Madeiras. Mn of the dead man, also drank of the liquor and has been very ill and last night was uot yet out of danger. He is under the care of Dr. Camp, as are two other men aud a lady, whose names he will not reveal, but all of whom were present at thewake nnd partook of the liquor. That all these ieople were poisoned from the same .source is undeniable. That Silva was a 'doctorer" of wines is certain. The supposition is that he for once doctored too much. It has been suggested that he died from natural causes and that the liquids were prepared for another purpose. But there is evidence that he dealt out the drink to at least one person, first drinking some himself. Silva was prosjierous and suicide and wholesale slaughjer are out of the question. There remains one possibility that of crime. Silva is said to have leen as miserly ns he was prosperous. It is said, too, by his friends that he had large sums of money hidden in his place. This suggests- murder by poison. The answer, happily, is not "in the stars." hut in the hands of the analytical chemist, and fortunately for the sake .of justice, in those of a thoroughly competent, capable and honest oue. STORY OF SILVA'S SAVINGS. Great Supriso That Less Than Fifty-Cents "Was Found. Shortly after the death of Joseph Silva. the florist, Consul Canavarro and J. A. Osorio took an inventory of the property of the deceased. The friends of the man were astonished to learn that less than ."0 cents was ryU the money found on his person or nlwut his cottage. It was generally known among his neighbors and the people of his nationality that he hoarded money about his premises, ne had queer notions alwut banks and safety vaults and would uot entrust his coin in lie keeping of other hands than his own. He was'of a miserly turn and had odd prejudices against banks. -,M. J. Silva. speaking on this phase of the subject, said : "I am sure he had money. I have no doubt that somewhere around his lot he has hidden his gold. He would not entrust anyone with a dollar. I went -to his house a few months ngo and found him in, a shed hauling over some vegetable sacks. He was not 'ware of my approach and when he 'ooked up and saw me he was greatly embarrassed. He had his money sack in bis hand. I asked him for a small Io.ii. He said to me that he had only lately loaned ?2.000 and could not accommodate me." His Debt in Hapahulu. Some Uiw i" Aiupst "ie bought some proierty in Kapahulu. paying ?T00 down and executing a mortgage for the balance, which was $300. Only last Monday he told John Silva. the dairyman, that he had the money now to pay off the Kapahula mortgage. "Is your money in the bank?" asked the dairyman. "No." replied the florist, "it is in my house." Attorney n. E. Correa drew up the papers for the transaction and said last' evening that he had expected the old man would be ready to pay off this mortgage some time soon, Mrs. J. Xavier. a neighbor lady, saw the old gentleman with a number of gold pieces last Saturday. Simous. the keeper of the little store on Punchbowl street, has given the old mail many a gold piece in exchange for silver money and made transactions of this; kind last week. While the failure to discover money hi the house is a matter that astonishes the people who knew the old man. no one has been found who believes that his money was the motive for foul play or that the beverage was drugged by anyone with designs against his life. SOAXD OF HEALTH INTEREST. Why W&s There Xo Autopsy on Joee Silva's BodyP The expensive and autocratic board of health has a deep interest in this case. Clearly a serious mistake has been made by it. When The Republican reporter called on the chemist 'to the board. Mr. Shorey, yesterday afternoon he found that very competent .official at work on j th contents of a part of several large gin f bottles containing the so-called Silva are. He hid evaporated the alcohol it J contained and was enraged in down the residiurn. probably to crystalize I its mineral and vegetable substances. Mr. Shorey said he had no doubt that the greater part of the bottles contained mythdated alcohol wood spirits. But they also contained other matter a vegetable decoction, he was inclined to think, and one that emitted a spuy odor, as was shown when the residiurn liquid was raised from the boiler and sniifed at. He rather scouted the idea of fusil oil poLsoainr. which had been so frequently suggested. "I am testing the liquor first," said Mr. Shorey, "because I have plenty of that and so little of the contents of the stomach, which was largely emptied by the vomiting. If I find a poisonous substance in the liquor I will know what to look for in the liquid contents of the stomach." While the reporter wag speaking to Mr. Shorey. Dr. Garvin made his appearance and he was asked if a certificate of death bed been given in the first case, that of Jose Silva. He said it had not. Dr. Pratt who has succeeded the lordly Garvin, then also came in and, being asked the same question, said that he had assigned a cause of death, adding, "but you do not want to give it in the newspajiers." In response to a further query he said it was based on syphilitic ailments. Dr. Pratt, bfcing asked if a post-mortem had been held on the Itody. distinctly said "Yes." and on being pushed as to the date said he "thought it was on Tuesday." Turning toward Garvin, who had taken a seat. Dr. Pratt asked: "Doc, when did we hold that post?" to which Garvin, in his usual churlish and boorish way, said something through las nasal organ that only God could have understood. Later in the evening Dr. Pratt denied over the telephone that a post-mortem had been held and that he had based his opinion on what Dr. Alvarez had told him. The Republican reporter had had an interview with Dr. Alvarez several hours previously and had told him about the statement of Dr. Pratt as to the cause of Silva's death, and that estimable gentleman and successfulpractitioner said: "I cannot say as to the syphilis. It is a long time since I attended Mr. Silva. but 1 know he was an extreme case of anemia, but the cause of it I cannot recall." AUTOPSY ON JOAaUIN SILVA. An Active Irritant Poison Caused His Death An autopsy was performed on the liody of Joaquin Silva at the morgue yesterday. Dr. Emerson and Dr. MacDonald conducted the operation and were assisted by Doctors Herbert, Walters and Garvin. Dr. Herbert was seen by a representative of The Republican last eveuing. ne said : "It was a very out-of-the-way poisoning case. -It was very unusual. The autopsy showed conclusively that the man had died from some irritant poisoning, not only in the stomach, but in the brain and its membranes. We that the ioison was something in the nature of fusil oil or wood The action of the poison had caused a deposit of lymph on the surface of the brain. There was engorgement of the stomach and aesophagus showing acute congestion." Dr. Herbert was a warm frieud of Joaquin Silva, frequently coming in contact with him at the Oahu insane asylum, where he was a keeper. He was very much impressed wifh the case and went on to say : "Joe went to the florist's house Tuesday and drank too much of the stuff that has caused this trouble. He reported as usual for duty at the asylum at S a. m. Wednesday morning. When T went out at 1 :30 iu the afternoon to make my usual rounds I passed Joe in the corridor aud instead of speaking as he usually did, he merely saluted. Soon after-he began to act queerly and insisted that the patients were feverish. He at the asylum office that the patients were all turning red and feverish. At intervals through the day he was seiied with fits and vomiting. However, he made no complaint to the doctor and quit his watch at 4 p. im, took a hack and drove home. When he arrived home his wife said: "'Hello, Joe: did you kuow that Portuguese with whom you were drinking is dead? "This shocked Joe. He said: 'I am feeling badly myself. I am going to see the doctor." "He called at my office a little past o o'clock. He said. 'Doctor, I think I am going to die.' "His pulse and breathing were good and he walked about the room, apparently strong and robust. The pupils of his eyes were normal in size, 'but he complained that he. could not see well. T gave him nerve sedatives and something to settle his stomach and didn't anticipate that we should have serious trouble with him. But in the night I was called at 2 a. m. I found him in a collapsed condition and. unconscious. He died two hours later." DENOUNCED BY EELATIVES. Nephew of Antonio Silva on the Board of Health. M. I. Silva, a nephew ot one of the deceased Portuguese. Antonio Silva. was seen by a Republican reporter last evening. Mr. Silva said that the leading representatives of the Portuguese people bitterly reseat the part played In the sad affair by the board ,of health. He himself roundly denounced the bun-ling officials. He said: ," "Last Tuesday, the board of health was called npon to investigate -the death of J. A. Silva, the. florist. A certain. j ber of that body. Dr. Pratt, called at ' the premises of the deasel and made a superficial examination. Without kcowinr from his examination whether tlie deceased bad died by his ownhand. from natural canses or from violence without knowing whether he had been murdered. Dr. Pratt permitted the body to be buried. "This territory pays large snms of money to maintain this incompetent body of men known as the board of health. The taxpayers know they are in he clutches of this incompetent board. But the board, ignorant, foolish and lax as it is. and has been, should at least know the law which it arbitrarily created. It should know that when a person is found dead it is their duty to find out the cause of the death. Where no physician has attended the deceased it is its plain duty to make an investigation. Under procedure as in this case the gates are. thrown open to all persons who might be tempted to indulge in the crime of a Lucretia Borgia. When one is dead and the opportunity is given to inquire as to the cause of the death it seems a desecration to reopen the grave and subject the corpse to the treatment it will necessarily receive. Especially is this true when there is no other reason for it than the failure of those who are paid thou- f sands and thousands of dollars to follow a law that every child knows, nad these gentlemen attended to their duties and had the proper autopsy been performed on the body of the florist instead of chasing after poor Chinamen who don't put proper plumbing in their houses, or looking after men who buy their plumbing fixtures of John Doe instead of Richard Roe. whom the board of health is protecting if the board of health had attended to its business instead of holding star chamber proceedings behind closed doors for the purpose of doing what God only knows, the death of three other men might have been averted. It is well known that poisons have their antidotes, and had the board of health held an autopsy as by law provided it would have discovered the cause of his" death. This would have enabled the three men who now lie" in their graves to call in physicians and tell them from what they were suffering. This might have saved three lives. The board -of health stands before God guilty of the crime of murder. Every member of that board who is lax in his duty or failed to obey the strict letter of the law stands today before the world with themark of Cain uixn his brow." SB. CAMP'S FOUB PATIENTS. Their Symptons and the Treatment He Gave'-Them. i n .. . . : "i.es, said Dr. Camp last evening "I am attending young Madeiras. I was called to see his father, but he was dying when I got there. I am also treating one woman and two other men who were there, drank of the stuff, but not enough to kill them. The symptoms in all the cases are the same burning sensations, desire for water, followed by vomiting and later by rapid movement of tlte heart nnd final collapse. On the first day there are none of the symptoms i of arsenical poisoning, though the second day symptoms are not at all unlike. Vomiting usually intervenes and that is , helpful. The treatments under which I have saved my patients are those which would be helpful iu poisoning by irritant. "What do I think? Well, I am convinced that it is due to the drinking of wood spirits. The effect on some persons is greater than on others, "that's why some escape. Then, again, some drank more than others, I think a gill of the stuff would do the work for most men." Dr. Camp had a bottle of the liquor that has-caused all this havoc. He also had a bottle of wood spirits and a bottle of absolute alcohol. The best test between true alcohol and wood (spirits is the reagent permanganate of potash. This is a reddish liquid. In pure alcohol the reddish color will prevail for ten or fifteen minutes; in the other it will be absorbed in a few seconds. The known liquids proved the rule. The unknown, that which killed Madeiras, had the same action as the wood spirits, which it favored in odor and appearance. Dr. Camp is satisfied that the Punchbowl people died from the use of alcohol, mixed with browp sugar and spices. Notes and Comment. Deputy Sheriff Chillingworth was notified of. the strange deaths among the Portuguese yesterday morning. He at once took steps to look into the matter. At noon yesterday he swore in a coroner's jury consisting of C. J. Hutchins, W. E. Bivens. S. Kubey, C. Dickerson. Ed Paris and R. Dexter. They viewed the dead bodies and as the report of the autopsy on the body of Joaquin Silva was not ready, they were dismissed. They will be notified to appear as soon as chemical analyses have been made of the contents of Silva's stomach by Chemist Shorey, say Monday next. Fnsil oil is a product of the distillation of grain or potato whisky, being more plentiful in the latter. Cheap liquor contains plenty of it. In the higher grades it is evaporated. It is an active and irritant poisonl J. J. Silva, another Portuguese who drank heavily of thefdeeoction. went to Kauai on Tuesday. His friends here expect to hear of his death by the first returning boat. Madeiras was a horseman and a hard drinker- He was well fixed. Some time ago he sold property at Alapai and Kins u for $7,000 and bought his present borne for $4,000. A Portuguese named Bimenta. who attended the wake and drank of the goods, went to Ewa the next day and has not been heard from since. It has been suggested that Silva had Coatlased oa Eighth PageJ IT WANTS I COKT FOR 8H Ml American Book Com-. pany Submits an Offer. TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MB. GIBSON OPENLY OPPOSES PROPOSAL GIVING HIS SEASONS. ? Representative of the Trust Ex plains in Detail Mr. Atkinson's Letter to Board of Health. The board of education has a proposal from the American Book company to supply all the books for the Hawaiian schools for the next five years. It was the main question for discussion at yesterday's meeting of the board and. as is generallv the case on such occasions, a representative of the mammoth book concern was on hand. The board inerely took preliminary action in the matter. That consisted in reading the written proposal, discussing it and deciding at the close of the meeting to ask the attorney general for an opinion upon the legality of allowing such a contract. This was by far the most important matter before the meeting. The letter of the book concern, which is in reality the book trust, is in the hands of the board, but while no action was taken upon itjthe superintendent expressed a desire that it be not published in full at this time. The letter, however, was read in the meeting and it provided much discussion. Mr. Atkinson briefly reviewed the history of the book business ns handled for years by the board of education. In the old time it was never necessary to ask the legislature for money, as the board handled the books itself, getting enough profits to pay the freight and insurance. But a change was made some years ago by which all money from sale of books goes to the treasury arid it is hard to get anything at all. Xow the board is still in the book business and has books on hand which the American Book company offers to pay $(5,000 for, and the board, in the event of closing the contract, will go out of the book business entirely. The book concern agrees to furnish the books at list prices. If the list prices should decrease, the people wil get the benefit of the reduction. If prices go up. the company agrees to make no advance. The board is to have the selection out of a large number of text books. The company boasts that it publishes TO per cent of all the school books used in America. From ten to thirty varieties of authorship are guaranteed in every branch of common school knowledge. The company further agrees to attend to the handling of the books, probably through some 'local bookseller. A. F. Gunn, representing the book company, explained to the board the details of the proposal. The consumption of books here is" about $33,000 in five years. The company would give a surety bond of any amount demanded. The company would not agree to bear the expense of freight for distributing the books. The books now on hand would be bought for .$0,000 by the company at this time. A regular stock of $10 000 or more would have to be carried here all the time. Mr. Gibson asked if old books could be exchanged, to which Mr. Gunn would not agree. Prof. Alexander-asked if the contract would bind the successors of the present board. Mr. Gunn said he would be willing to chance it. Mr. Atkinson said it would be well to hand the letter over to the executive council. Mr. von Holt quickly asked if the board was not competent to manage its own business without advice of the council. Mr. Atkinson replied that this would be done only to get the" matter into the hands of the attorney general for an opinion.- Mr. Gibson said he preferred that the books should be selected first and a contract made later. He said the arrangement for the past five years had not been satisfactory as to variety. He said the board should select the best, regardless of what company furnishes the books. Mr. von Holt characterized the ?G,000 offer as a kind of bait to draw the board into the contract. He would be willing to loan the books to the library. Dr. Rodgers claimed that of the books on hand $.".000 worth are brand new and are worth as much to the board as to the company. The book question will come up for further action Monday at 10 o'clock at a meeting of the board. Mr. Atkinson read a letter which he has sent to the board of health relative fo the custom of stripping the school beys in classes for medical examination, to which no reply has been received as yet. In the letter he said : "It may be true, as surzested. that many boys, perhaps most boys, are in the habit of bathing together and are qnite willing to strip or be stripped in each other's presence. But in a school of the sire of Kahcmann. havinc an enrollment of some TjQO of both sexes, there is to be those who do not care to strip or bathe in this promiscuous fashion and whose parents would object most decidedly to their so doinr. Sucb caes, be ahey many or few. are entitled to consideration and respect. Again. a boy who has some mark or blraish npon his person, which, thonch in no way dissracefnLaeither h nor his parents would be willins to hare needlessly exposed or commented on. The plan proposed to be followed by Dr. Howard entirely ignores both thee classes of cases. "As retards the time required for makinz the examination, that appears to me to be quite a secondary consideration. There is no desire oa the part of myself on any member of the department to waste the physician's time or any unreasonable obstacles to the di-charge of his duty. But as 1 understand the matter, the only reason alleged in favor of the somewhat wholesale way in which it was proposed to conduct the examination uas that it enabled the physician to get through with his work with a minimum expenditure of time and trouble. "I submit that the board of health, having ordered such an examination and made it compulsory, should provide whatever force and take whatever time is necessary to conduct the same in a proper manner and with the least friction possible." Several matters of greater or less importance came tip. Upon recommendation the board decided to move the Mountain View school from the twenty-two-mile point to a building furnished by the Olaa plantation sixteen and three-fourths miles distant. The petitiou from the patrons of the Kau school, on the Island of Maui, for the-removal of the school to a more central location was considered briefly, the board deciding to communicate further with Mr. Keliinoi before final disposition of the matter. ,. The resignation of Sidney C. Beddell of the Knliuku school was accepted. The trustees of the B. P. Bishop es tate sent in a brief communication regarding the proposed exchange of lands at Waialua, stating that it had been referred to F. S. Dodge, estate land agent, and the board will lie advised when his answer is received. A letter from Hilea was read regarding the removal of the Punaluu school b.ouse. It appears there are only two school rooms at Hilea and three teachers. Where to put the third teacher is the problem. Punaluu. by the road, is three miles from Hilea. but only a mile and a half by the beach. The discussion of this matter brought out some estimates of the relative cost of small and large schools. Mr. Atkinson said in a small place" $20 a head is the cost for pupils, while in the larger places $10 covers the expense. Mrs. Hall thought it not much of a hardship for the pupils to walk a mile or two. when in the old days back in MinneaKlis a walk of four miles and return in the very coldest weather was the usual thing. The superintendent calleti the board's attention to the action of the principal of the High school in closing his department on election day directly contrary to th orders of the board. Mr. Atkinson said he inquired into the matter and learned that the sole reason was thnt the principal allowed the pupils a holiday because they all were good enough to come to school that day. This caused a laugh from tli members nnd Mr. Gibson said the orders were given purposely to keep the children off the streets. The committee on teachers recommended an increase of the salary of Mrs. E. W. Estep to the amount for five years' service to take effect November 1. Miss Teuira nenry, who has served the board satisfactorily as a teacher for ten years and who holds the best certificates from France, was granted a life certificate. Mrs. Alice Brown, for ten years service and an average of 00 per cent, also gets a life certificate. A very favorable report of the condition of the night schools in, Honolulu was placed on file. It shows an enrollment of 311 for the week ending November 3. and 30-1. November 10. These nunibers are unprecedented. The normal instructors of Ililo and Hanna submitted reports of examinations. In the former there were ten six of whom passed ; in the latter four, all of whim passed. In accordance with these reports certificates were granted as follows: First grade, Mrs. Lara Shoemaker and Mrs. Mara G. Barbour; second grade. Daniel Kuhns. Lilinoe Hhpai and Jennie Kawaiaea : third grade. Emily Ewaliko, Rebecca Macy. Annie L. Renter, Rachel Kaiwiaea and Andrew Hina. TAXES NOW DELINaUENT. Busiest Day Ever Known at Honolulu Tax Office. The la3t day for paying taxes, yesterday, wris perh'aps the busiest 'day ever known at the Honolulu tax office. From the time the office opened in the morning until the hour of closing there was a continuous stream of people. The window was crowded and most of the time there was a line of people waiting to pay. Collector Jonathan Shaw said that the collections this month would exceed $200,000 and that the percentage of payments notwithstanding the increased valuation of property is greater than ever before. The offie? was closed at the regular hour and today aD unpaid taxes will be delinquent and subject to ten per cent penalty. $ A. Hot Time et Lund'a. 'Jack Lund was fined ?5 and costs yesterday morning for beating his wife- Mrs. Lund said on the witness stand that her husband came home krhe night be fore, yanked her out oVPro by the hair and proceeded to sacash things in the front room. He tore down the lace pulled down the oil paintings and stepped ou thea, and ssade a general wreck. 3Ir. Lund said he hadno recollection of the matter. lllliiii ATHLETES' PRH TO UNITE Organization Will Include Every Kind of Sport GLEAN CONTESTS ARE DESIRED PACIFIC TENNIS CLUB TAEXS INITIATIVE IN ASSOCIATION. Football, Bowing, Tennis Clubs Eamehamoha and Punahou Colleges and Y. 2T. C.A. to Act in Concert. A special meeting ofthe Pacifie Teania club was held yesterday afternoon In 'the rooms bf the Hawaiian Trust ami Investment company. There wre several of the most active members of the clefc present to make arrangements for an invita tion tournament to take place In Decem ber. It was decided that the! tournament would be a gentlemen's doubles ami the Beretnnia. Punahou ami KaiuebBiehu clubs and all unattached players will be invited to participate. The date -et for the games is Saturday, December 1. and during the followiug week, the finals to be played on the following Saturday. The books for entries will be at Pearson. Potter & Co.'s and will close on Novem ber 27 and the drawings will be made by the committee the following day. Salt- able trophies will be hung up for prhes. After the business for which the was called was finished a discussion arose as to the advisability of a meeting being called in the near future at which will be expected to be prcsout a member of each of the clubs or athletic organizations on the islands. Thest delegates are proposed to be called from the base ball, foot ball, golf, rowing awl tennis clubs, Kamehntneha and Pnnahou colleges and the Y. M. C A., for the purpose of forming mi organization for the control of nmnteur sinirt on the islands. W. II. Babbitt, who ever since his arrival here has been interested in amateur sport, is the father of the proposition, which it is thought will meet with the approval of all those interested in sport in this city and on the other islands. - - The only organization of the kind at present is the Hawaiian Rowing association, which ever since its Inception has kept the sport of rowing clean ami without the stain of professionalism. Now it is proposed that an association be formed that will include rowing and yachting and all forms of amateur sport under one rule nnd by its sanction keep up the interest in sport nnd the sport clean. Of course, to do this a general meeting will have to Ik had at which the powers of the propose association will b discussed and determined upon ami the status of amateur nnd professional sport will be decided. To make the new sitlon a go it will be necessary to make every athlete now active in sport an amateur, as heretofore boys ami men who under the strict interpretation of the amateur laws of the United States would be termed professional have competed together in amateur events. Several of the bicycle riders who dur ing tiie bicycle races some time ago rouo ns professionals have since rode as ama teurs. There seems to have been a feel ing that although a man might ride a bicycle for money, he could row a boot in a contest in which there was no other prize but a club trophy and not be a professional, ruder the American rules a professional iu one branch of athletics is a professional in all branches ami any one who competes with him loses his amateur standing. Most of the ball players are professionals under a strict ruling, as they have played for the gate receipts. As far as rub's for the association are concerned that will not be hard, to decide upon, as there are the rules orthe A. A. A. V. to guide any action of th Hawaiian association and will be feaitd to fill the bill almost without change. After the association is it will be an easy thing for it to control sport here and keep it clean if all the clubs, as clubs, enter into the spirit of thft thing and pledge their members to stay with the association and abide by iu ruling. As it is now there is no head to sport here other than rowing. In case of a disagreement over any contest there is no committee in authority to which an appeal can be taken or which may be asked for a ruling. There w no set nil by which games may be controlled ami as' a result sport has not been as healthy as it should be here. With a regular organization disputes can be easily settled. Under the proposed association competitors in athletic and aquatic events will feel that their interests and actions on the field or in the water are bin? watched; that in case of any dishonest action on their part they will be punished, and that in case of a protest en their part they will have something substantial to appeal to for a ruling, something more than the decision of an umpire or judge who may have other than a general interest in the event and on that account be biased in his determination. The gentlemen espcially interested in the furtherance of the project and under wnose efforts it wil! take form are AY. H. Babbitt, Jack Atkinson, A. F. Judd. "Kauka" Wilder, A. G. M. Robertson, A. A. Wilder. W. A. Wall. E. R. Adams. C. F. Cooke. A. F. Brock, E. A. T. W. Hobron, Frank Atherton ana outers. ,- . " 'T? yr '? 1 !-? - f p JftfcVi '. -. ",'-' -- rf v . A-l H",; - "SjV?i ' ' I iSfr' JVC v -K J. j? v-. 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