More local news from a hundred years ago, 1915.

LOCAL AND GENERAL

Regular meetings of Schofield lodge, Leilehua, this evening at 7:30 o’clock.

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On the ground of non-support Judge Whitney today granted a divorce to Julia Nott from Wallace Nott.

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According to recent news from Washington there will be no legislation to exclude the orientals from federal contract work in Hawaii.

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A private letter from Washington says that the Kalihi harbor project is likely soon to be decided by the federal rivers and harbor board of engineers.

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Joseph Green was ordered by Judge Whitney today to pay his wife, Lu Green, alimony of $25 a month pending the disposition of the divorce suit brought by her.

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According to information from Washington, Congress has not yet reached the bill providing for the sale of the present public building site in Honolulu and the purchase of another site.

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The “Old Bachelor” will give a dance in Phoenix hall, Fort and Beretania streets, tonight, beginning at 7:300 o’clock. The Royal Kawaihau Glee Club will furnish the music for the dance.

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A study of the common animal type, to illustrate the evolution of animal forms, will be the subject of a lecture to be given at 9 o’clock this morning in the laboratory of the College of Hawaii, Manoa.

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A declaration of intention to become an American citizen has been filed in the office of the clerk of the federal court by Ernst Hans Schmitt, a sailor by trade and a native of Berne, Switzerland.

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Asking a commission of 6 per cent or $720 for the sale of 12 Ford automobiles, George S. Ikeda has filed suit in circuit court against The Schuman Carriage Company, defendant, and the Bank of Hawaii, garnishee.

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Property owners of Manoa valley will appear before the board of supervisors next Tuesday evening at 7:30 to petition the board for immediate improvement of the valley roads under the frontage tax statutes.

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Hilo supervisors are considering the employment of Catholic sisters in the hospital of the Hawaii metropolis because of the many resignations of nurses who get married. The sisters to be employed will have had special training.

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The board of equalization, which sits annually to fix the tax assessments uniformly has been called by Territorial Treasurer McCarthy to convene at Honolulu, March 8. Its sessions will continue for about a week.

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George H. Fairchild, who appeared before the senate committee in charge of the Jones bill and who represented the sugar interests of the Philippines, declared the immediate withdrawal of the United States would be a calamity for these islands.

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Alleging a statutory offense and bigamy, John James has filed a petition in circuit court asking a divorce from Bertha James. He avers he was married to her in 1900 and that although no legal separation has ever been obtained she married W. B. Avery on June 14, 1914.

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Governor L. E. Pinkham will deliver an address at the annual meeting of the Associated Charities in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, Kauikeolani building, at 3:15 o’clock Friday afternoon, Jan. 22. The annual reports of officers will be read and a new board of directors elected.

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Meeting at noon today with the leaders of the various local musical organizations, James D. Dougherty, director-general of the Carnival, outlined the plans for the celebration and paved the way for the formation of a monster massed band whose concerts will be a feature of the festival.

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Palau Poe, on of the four young fellows who burglarized the storehouse of the reform school at Waialee, received a sentence of a year’s imprisonment at Oahu jail from Circuit Judge Ashford this morning. Two of the other drew similar penalties some time ago while the fourth was sent to the reform school.

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Of the passengers who arrived in Honolulu in the Mongolia yesterday 18 were golf enthusiasts, who made many inquiries at the Promotion Committee headquarters as to links, conditions, etc. A. P. Taylor, assistant secretary of the committee, now is preparing an article for one of the leading mainland golf magazines.

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Circuit Judge W. L. Whitney ordered an annulment this morning of the marriage of Leslie Russell Allen and Lillian Magnolia Allen. The annulment is on the ground that when the wedding took place in California the bridegroom had not attained the age of consent fixed by the statutes of that state. The annulment was asked by the young husband.

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The Mercantile Printing Company has been awarded a contract for printing a new supply of Hawaii and Maui folders for the Promotion Committee. The contract was awarded yesterday, the winning bid being $18 for lots of 2000 folders. Other bidders were Paradise of the Pacific, $22; Hawaiian Gazette Company, $20, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin, $24.

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To fill the vacancy in his office staff created by the death of Samuel Upa, Attorney-general Stainback has appointed Miss Anna Harrison, formerly with the Hawaiian Electric Company, as stenographer, and Miss Eva Robinson, who has been serving temporarily as stenographer, becomes chief clerk. The young women began the duties of their new positions today.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/16/1915, p. 3)

LOCAL AND GENERAL

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXII, Number 7103, Page 3. January 16, 1915.

 

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