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Roll culled and absentees noted,
nnroins of committees.
The Attorney-General leported
from the select committee to whom
was referred the Railway bill, 10
commending that with certain
amendments which they offered, tlio
bill pass. The report was received
and laid on the tabic to be consider
ed with the bill.
Minister Thunion askedfor fur
ther time in which to answer the
questions of Rep. Nakaleka.
Noble Makee oll'ered theiollowing
Bo it resolved by the Legislature
of the Hawaiian Kingdom: It is the
sense of this House that the Cabi
net should act upon their own re
sponsibility irrespective of any pre
vious action taken by this House,
in determining upon further suits or
prosecutions in respect of duties
upon wines and spirituous liquors
withdrawn from the Custom House
upon oillcial orders.
The Attorney-General said he had
hcaid that such a resolution was
coming, but did not know until now
its import. He saw no reason why
this resolution should not be adopt
ed, and should support it.
Noble Wutcrhouse asked to have
the resolution of September y, 1887,
read and also this one read again.
The request was grauted and both
resolutions were read again.
Noble Waterhouse said that as
members of this house, wc should
not go back on our last record. lie
should therefoie move to indefinitely
postpone this resolution. The Gov
ernment have done their duty in un
earthing the frauds perpetrated aud
we should encourage them in so
Rep. C. Brown said he could not
agree with the Hon. Noble. The
Attorney-General has assured us
that it will not in the least interfere
with the discharge of his duties,
and he thought that he (Attorney
General) should not be restricted by
any such resolution as was passed
Noble Baldwin said he was in
favor of this resolution. He was
satisfied that the Attorney-General
would do his duty. He said
that the resolution passed last scs-
sion was cast iron in its provisions,
and thought itwiong for this House
to pass such resolutions as will
hamper the Ministry. He thought
that they should be allowed to exer
cise their own disci etion.
Noble Young was in favor of this
resolution, hast bession when the
House convened they found every
thing at loose ends, and cast iron
resolutions were passed because the
members were hot and excited.
Rep. Kinney asked the Ministry
if it was true that G. W. Macfarlane
& Co. would be obliged to give
bonds for 70,000, for amount of
suits pending against them, before
a licence would be granted them?
The Attorney-General said that
there had been some coricspondencc
and interviews with members of the
firm, and the Cabinet had the mat
ter under advisement. If it is
thought that this is a personal mat
ter between the Macfarlane's and
members of the Cabinet, persons so
thinking are very much mistaken.
The Cabinet have not reached
any decission in the matter. He
had tried through the Council of
the firm, to compromise the matter
in some way, but they stand defiant
and as yet nothing has been accom
plished. Rep. C. Brown asked if when a
suit is pending against any one,
said party should transfer an' of
his property to other persons, such
transfer would bo valid?
The Attorney-General said he
thought that such transfer would
not be valid, but a transfer of real
estate, and that of merchandise are
two different things. A linn's mer
chandise may be disposed of and
not replenished. However he pre-
ferred to say nothing about the
manner in which people conduct
their business; he did not think it a
matter for parliamentary discussion.
Rep. Kauhanc spoke in favor of
tabling the resolution.
, Noble Richardson supported the
motion to adopt the resolution and
endorsed the remarks of Noble Bald
win. Noble Smith said he had rather
give tlio discretion to the Cabinet
in granting a licence, but ho was
not so certain in regard to other
provisions of the resolution.
Rep. C. Brown moved to amend
the resolution by adding the words,
and in the matter of issuing licences.
Noble Wideinann said he believed
that if the Ministry knew that cer
tain money was duo the Govern
ment, they would get it, whether a
resolution to that effect was passed
Tho ayes and noes were called on
the indefinite postponement of the
resolution. On motion tho Ministry
wero excused from voting. The
motion to indefinitely postpone was
lost on the following division : Ayes
12, Noes 20.
The resolution was adopted as
amended by Rep. C. Brown,
onnr.u or Tin: day.
Third reading of the bill to con
fer certain authority on Circuit
Second reading of the bill to pio
.vidc for tho bringing of suits by
and against the Government. Tho
bill was read by title
The Attorney-General moved that
the original bill be taken up, and
that the substitute bill introduced
by tho cominittio bo indefinitely
Noble Smith spoke in favor of the
bill introduced by the committee.
lie said that there weio only two
cases that that bill allowed to
go before the Court. 1st by
parties who have performed any
labor under a lawful contract nuido
by the Cabinet, and by persons in
jured in limb orpiopeity through
the cariyiug on of any public woik.
He argued that a private individuals
should be allowed to bring suits
against fhe Government.
Rep. Kinney said lie did not sign
the bill intioduecd by the committee-
and did not believe in it. He
said tlicro had never been any trou
ble about bringing suits against the
Pending discussion of these bills,
the House took recess until 1 p. in.
The House reassembled nt 1:10
p. in., and resumed the considera
tion of the bill relating to tho bring
ing of suits for an against tlio Gov
ernment. The original bill with
amendments passed to engrossment.
Second reading of the bill sub
mitted by tho Judiciary Committee
in connection with their report on
the petition of Noble Wideinann
for a refund of taxes alleged to
have been paid twice.
Minister Green moved the indefin
ite postponement of tlio bill.
Noble Smith moved it pass to en
grossment. Rep. C. Brown moved an amend
ment which was adopted. '
The bill with amendments passed
to engrossment to be read a third
time on Saturday.
Second reading of the bill relat
ing to possession of spirituous li
quors. Passed as amended to engross
ment to be read a third tune on
Second reading of the bill relat
ing to travelling agents.
Passed to engrossment to be read
a third time on Monday.
Second reading of the bill to
abolish the Hospital tux.
Noble Hitchcock moved the bill
Rep. C. Brown moved it be inde
finitely postponed. Carried.
Noble Hitchcock moved to recon
sider the vote of yesterday by which
the bills relating to the encourage
ment of the growth and manufac
ture of Ramie and Taro, were re
ferred to the Committee "on Com
On motion they were referred to
a special committee, consisting or
lions. Hitchcock, Smith, Dole, Ka
wainui aud Daniels.
The President read an invitation
to the otlicers and members of the
Legislature to a hop at the Ai moiy
of the Honolulu Rifles, this evening.
The Clerk was directed to ac
knowledge receipt of the communi
The House then .took recess until
7 p. m.
The ..House reassembled at 7 p.
m., and went into committee of the
whole, Noble Townscud in the chair
to consider the Election Bill.
Section 87, relating to corrupt
practices was taken up and consid
ered paragraph by paragraph.
The 12 paragraphs of the section
passed with a few amendments.
The section then passed as amend
ed and the committee rose, reported
'progress and asked leave sit again.
lhc House resumed and adopted
the report of the committee of the
Noble Makee moved reconsidera
tion of the vote taken yesterday by
which the civil service bill was in
Pending this motion the House
adjourned until 10 a. m. Saturday.
The following extract is copied
from the u-port of a scimou delivered
by a popular clcigyniaii on Sunday
Wo have in our land what aio
called "trusts" the Wheat Trust,
tho Sugar Tuist, the Lumber Trust,
the Coal Trust, the Oil Trust and a
host of others. They arc becoming
very numerous. JL'hcy arc without
soul or conscience, and nothing can
stand before them ; they absorb
everything. They remind mo of
the great sea monster called the
devil fish. There is no greater dan
ger threatening the life of our great
nation to-day than this accursed
trust system. There is no good
reason why coal should cost in San
Francisco S18 and $20 per ton when
it can be purchased at the mines
and at Seattle for SI and $f per ton.
Coal should never no above S 10 per
ton in San Francisco markets. Why
is it that it costs twice as much to
build a frame house in San Fran
cisco as it does in the Fasti The
only answer to this is because of
the Lumber Trust. When up in
Puget Sound a few weeks ago a gen
tleman told me of a lumber-null in
that place with large capacity which
was not sawing up a single stick of
timber, and gave as the reason that
the proprietors were paid $7,000
per year by a Lumber' Trust of San
Francisco not to woik their mill,
and they had bound themselves to
take this amount for seven years for
lying idle I This is highway rob
bery on a large scale, and the men
who enter into such trusts ought to
be treated as wc treat highway rob
bers. The great political contest of
the future will be between monopoly
and an outraged public. The trod
den worm will become a serpent.
This extract will strike the reader
as being deserved. These trusts
arc nothing but schemes to swindle
the public. There can be no mis
take in asserting that lliey sue the
greatest outrage which has yet been
attempted in the United States.
What is to be dfmo to get lid of
them? In the first place wc have
been too ready to form incorporated
companies. Vo have au incorpora
tion for nearly everything. A com
pany is organized and then it is
given the privilege to swindle tho
people. No act of incoiporation
should be permitted to exist here
tho company engages in combina
tions to contiol or advance the price
of any commodity. And then it
should be made a criminal offense
to engage in schemes against the
public interest, either by companies
or by individuals. Somuihiug will
have to be done very soon to put a
stop to all arrangements akin to
trusts. fs. F. Call.
DINNER AT THE PALAGE.
Last evening, His Majesty the
King gave a dinner at Iolani Palace,
in honor of the Captain and Ofiiccrs
of the U. S. S. Omaha.
Those present on tills occasion
were, Capt. F. V. MoNair, Lieut.
Ohas. A. Foster and Dr. Geo. R.
Bush of the TJ. S. S. Omaha ; His
Excellency Governor Dominis, lions.
11. A. Wideinann and G. W. Mac
farlane, Col. C. P. Iaukea, II. M.'s
Chamberlain, Mr. P. P. Hastings,
U. S. Vice Consul-Gcneral, Messrs.
F. S. Pratt, John Ena, P. M. Hatch,
Paul Neumann and W. W. Rcisen
ger. Aug. 17.
APPROACHING A JUDGE.
Judge Wylie of the Supremo
Court of the District 'of Columbia,
had a case under advisement, in
which one of the parlies was named
Pitcher, and although his case had
been judiciously managed and ably
aigucd by Ins attorney ot record,
Pitcher thought ho could strengthen
it, by calling on Judge W. privately
at his house, and arguing his case a
little. As soon as tho Judge dis
covered his object, he rose fiom his
seat, took hold of a largo pitcher,
which happened to be in his room,
and advancing towards Mr. Pitcher,
said, "if you don't go out of this
room very quictfiy, tnero win be a
collision of pitchers here, and if
your skull docs not get tho worse of
it, that will not bo my fault. v
Whereupon Mr. Pitcher did go,
"without standing upon the order pf
Judge W. had already examined
the case, and reached the conclusion
that his decision ought to be In favor
of Mr. Pitcher, but this tampering
with him by Pitcher, so exasperated
him, that he determined to re-examine,
the case carefully, to see if tho
case could bo more properly decided
against Pitcher, but finally decided
in favor of Mr. Pitcher.
The late Capt. Charles Nilsson,
(a notice of whoso death by drown
ing appealed in our issue of yester
day) was a native of llelsingborg, a
sea-port town of Sweden. He was
born in July, 1800. Consequently
at the time of his death was 28 years
and 1 month old. He arrived in
these Island in 1880, and shortly
after took command of the schooner
Geneial Seigle and ran her in the
South Sea Island trade for o
years. He then commanded tho
Waioli in the coasting trade and
subsequently he commanded the
schooner Mana and took a lot of re
turning laboiers to their homes in
the South Seas. The vessel went
ashore on a coral reef and became a
total wreck, but the passengers and
crew with all their effects were
safely landed. Returning fiom that
ill-fated voyage, he again com
manded a schooner for the Pacific
Navigation Co. and continued in
that employ until they gave up the
business. When the vessels of the
above company were sold, he pur
chased tho schooner Waiehu and
put her on the Kuau, Maui, route.
Capt. Nilsson was a man highly
respected by all who knew him for
his upright and honorable dealings,
and his many friends mourn his un
timely demise. Ho leaves a widow
and one child, olso a father and
several brothers and sisters. One
brother is a resident of San Fran
cisco. Aug. 28.
This great American lawyer was
walking along a street in Boston,
and came to two men on tlio street
with a five dollar gold piece in hand,
about which there was a difference
of opinion between tlicm, as to its
genuineness, one maintaining that
it was genuine, and .the other, that
it was cotintorjeit; thoy agreed to
submit the question to .Mr. Choate,
and placed the piece in his hand.
After looking at it caiefully, Mr.
Choate said, "I think it is genuine,"
put the money in his pol.et and con
tinued his walk. Whereupon, tho
men said: "Hello! Mr., Choate, we
did not intend to gic you tho
money!" Choate mined to them
and said: "You slopped mo and
asked me for my opinion as to its
genuineness, I gave you my opinion,
and for being so slopped and giving
my opinion, I charge live dollars,
and having the five dollars in hand
J appropriated it in payment of the
five dollars duo mo,"
On another occasion, while Choate
aud a friend were bathing leisurely
on the sea-shore, his friend asked
him a short legal question, wlijch
Choalo easily answered in very fow
words. Soon after ho returned to
his olllce, hu Mint that friend a bill
for that advice, mid made him pay It.
JL most popular paper published
THE VETO POWER.
The President and also the gover
nors of mot of the fetal cs are vested
by the Constitutions that prescribe
their duties with a ncgatlvo power
over legislation. They can cheek,
if not prevent? what seems to them
unwise or unconstitutional. This is
one of tho conservative principles in
our system of Government, but yet
leaving tho people masters of their
own affairs. It is a means of secur
ing the sober second thought of tho
people's direct representatives, in
stead of relying wholly on original
popular impulses. It is on the same
principle that the legislative body is
divided into two branches, that ono
may hold the other in check.
Benjamin Franklin, who was up
wards of eighty years old when lie
sat in the constitutional convention
101 years ago, was a strong advocate
of this division of powers and res
ponsibilities. He was thoroughly
radical, and had yet with this com
bined a wise conservatism befitting
his years. Some one of the mem
bers of the convention asked what
advantage there was in having two
houses of Congress. Franklin wit
tily replied that it was done for the
same reason that people poured
their tea fiom cup to saucer, in
order that it might cool. The veto
power means much tho same thing.
It is to let the tea cool still more.
This is a wisely conservative trust
when properly used. It is some
what curious that while the veto
power seems to be a contravention
of the expressed popular will, if it
be used on any reasonable grounds,
it is generally popular. It is well
enough "to talk about the people
governing themselves directly. In
practice they are rather glad to see
their representatives occasionally
snubbed by an executive veto. But
the veto power, popular though it
be, yet must be used with great
discretion. Too many vetoes give
the idea that the Executive is set
ling himself up as a "boss" of Con
gress. All the people wish is to
maintain the proper balance be
tween these different departments
of the Government. If vetoes arc
issued too freely, the people will
side with their diiect representatives
Gen. Jackson first developed the
possibilities of the veto, and was
himself a good illustiation of its
proper use. lie had an indomitable
will that made him a natural born
leader of men, and the people
cheerfully followed him. There is
among even the ficet people an in
stinctive desire for a leader, and
this feclimr has been the wor.st dan
ger to most popular governments.
Washington saved us from this dan
ger by refusing to try to make him
self dictator, though possibly as
much, if not more, is due to such
patriots as Franklin, Jefferson, Pat
trick Henry and others, who created
a public sentiment that made dicta
torship an impossibility. Wc pos
sibly owe as much to those states
men for whom our Constitution was
modified to conciliate that favor, as
to those other better-known states
men who framed the Constitution
and did the conciliating.
The veto power, as it is itself a
conservative measure, needs, how
ever, especially to be used within its
proper limitations, it gives an rx
eculivc no power to interfere with
pending legislation, but only to.
check what the legislature has done
and secure a re-hearing. Any other
use of this power is an executive
impertinence tlyit can scarcely be
too severely censured. Years ago
there was much greater sensitiveness
on this subject than has prevailed
lately. The time was when sena
tors and members of Congress re
sented the intimation of how the
President regarded bills under dis
cussion as a breach of the privileges
of their honorable bodies.
The Constitution makes it the
duty of the Executive to advice
Congress from time to time of the
condition of the country. But this
by no moans implies that ho is to
instruct Congress what to do about
it. After he has given his inform
ation about the condition of the
country, the Congress is supposed
to be able to meet the emergency.
If the President then thinks that
Congress lias made a mistake, he
can veto its acts and let tho people
judge between tliem. -iqoy can
every two years elect a qcw Con
gress, and every four years choose
a now President. With such short
terms lack of harmony between the
executive and legislative branches is
not likely to work sorious harm.
It is the universal experience of
men that those unequal to the duties
of their olllce ate most likely to
abuse the powers with which thoy
are invested. It is the little men, or
the accidental Presidents, who have
made most of the trouble aud whoso
administrations have been tho most
scandalous. It is because they
know and feel their weakness that
they stretch their powers to doubt
ful extents in order to strengthen
themselves. Really great Presidents
will not get into squabbles with Con
gress, nor will such try to uso the
iullueuce of their position to ulfect
its legislation. Alter the Congress
has done its work is time enough for
the Executive to give either his cen
sure or approval. Boston Uudget,
wholo tho colonics are a little asham
ed of thcmscUcs over their much
ado about nothing. With tho ex
ception of the real mischief which
seems to have come of tho intem
perate conduct of the "lanikin"
Government and Legislature in Syd
ney ,it is probable that on the whole,
the people of the colonics have been
rather bettered by their outbreak of
stupidity, nnd it is not improbable
that oven the fnct of New South
Wales having "put its foot in it"
may tend ultimately to the Chinese
question being put'on a more ration
al basis. Certainly the false step
made by the Government of that
colony will have' the result of mo
derating the sentiments of the oilier
colonies, which will derive a kind of
wicked pleasure in seeing the
bounccable colony endeavoring in a
hectoring make-believe soi t of way
to "keep it up." Our own colony,
never particularly rabid on this sub
ject, has been saved even from a
measure of folly by our Legislative
Council; nnd once again wc have
had reason to" thank Heaven wo have
a House of Lords " As will have
been observed from our telegrams
from time to time, there has been a
sort of block between our two Cham
bers of Legislature over this Chi
nese question, and that managers
having been appointed by the House
of Representatives, to meet similar
delegates from the Upper Chamber
auent certain amendments in the
Chinese Prohibiton Bill made in the
Council, the members of the Coun
cil, after conference held, have re
fused to give up their amendments ;
and so it stands. The principal
contention of the Legislative Council
is against prohibition of certain Chi
nese fellow-subjects of ours who arc
residents of her Majesty's colony of
Hongkong, the Council taking the
rather logical position that all parts
of the Empire being equally subject
to Her Majesty's control, Her Ma
jesty's subjects, whatever the color
of their skin, or the shape of their
ayes, or the size of their feet, should
have unrestricted access to all paits
of her dominions so long as they be
have themselves. Those people who
will "stand no nonsense fiom no
body" of course don't sec this ; and
naturally say that Her Majesty has
nothing to do with it, and no doubt
they feel, even if they don't say it
though perhaps they do that if
Her Majesty takes a word to say in
it, they will teach her a lesson for
her pains. This is the spirit, wc
apprehend, in which the Managers
of the House of Representatives
must have approached the Council ;
but the Lords say that while pre
pared to place all reasonable restric
tions to prevent being overflown by
the hordes of his Imperial Majesty
of the Flowery Land, they arc re
luctant to forbid free access to any
class of her Majesty's subjects.
The result, of course, is that the
bill must be dropped, unless the
Managers of the Lower Chamber
waive the point in favor of the
colony of Hongkong: but the fact
that the people of New Zealand arc
looking on with a half-amused, half
encouraging smile, at the Council
balking the House, without a word
of wild remonstrance at such unheard-of
"tyranny" on Urn part of
the Lords, shows in a very signig
nillcant way how the Chinese excite
ment has gone off in a fizzle. New
Zealand Herald, July 1(1.
SUPREME COURT-IN CHAMBERS.
THE CHINESE QUESTION IN THE
The story of tho late anti-Chinese
explosion in the colonics has much
in it that is laughuble, but instruct
tlvo withal, The durance of any
emotion is always in inverse propor
tion to its violence, aud taken as a
Wednesday, Aug. 22.
The King vs. G. W. Macfarlane ;
conspiracy. Exception in relation
to the jury.
Written decision of the full Court
(except Mr. Justice Dole, absent on
Kauai), per McCully J. is read,
overruling the exceptions.
Attorney-General C. Yf. Ashford
for the Crown j P, Neumain for de
fendant. Defendant in person.
In the matter of the bankruptcy
of W. P. AUau, of Honolulu, Oahu.
Petition of the bankrupt for dis
charge from his debts. , Partly
heard nnd continued for one week.
F. M.-Hatch for petitioner; bank
rupt in person; W. C. Parke the
assignee ; J. F. llackfeld a creditor.
IlEKOHE PRESTON .1.
Tiiuushay, August 2!1.
In re guardianship of Benito
Guorrero, a minor. Petition of
guardian for allowunco of final ac
counts and for discharge as such
Ordered that accounts nro ap
proved, that guardian is discharged,
and that his bond be cancelled.
J. M. Monsarrat for petitioner;
B. Guerrero Sr. guardian in person';
B. Guerrero minor in person.
At tho complimeiilaiy band con
cert given to the Captain and Olll
ecrs of the Dolphin and the Espic
gle, on Thursday night, at the Ha
waiian Hotel, two gentlemen,
strangers to each other, oasitnlly
met on the front balcony and enter
ed into conversation. One of the
gentlemen was a landsman, well
known in this community ; the
other a natal gentleman, a stranger
here. Being both men of the world
they needed no introduction in order
to the interchange of ideas. It was
not long before a free and easy talk
was established between them.
The naval gentleman remarked
that the stream of people ascending
and descending the stairs presented
a variety of races and shades of
color, which afforded quite a study
to a stranger.
Yes, said the landsman, but one
soon gets used to that kind of thing,
and then the novelty is gone. I am
aware that what you say is correct,
but it does not seem at all strange
to me; 1 am accustomed to it. Be
sides, the view which one takes of
such a mixture depends mainly upon
his experience. Au Englishman,
for instance, brought up in a narrow
school, would be likely to consider
this company an unseemly mixture.
True, said the naval gentleman,
but travel modifies a man's home
training, whatever his nationality.
A man who has seen something of
the world views things in a different
light f i om a person who lias not en
joyed that advantage. As for my
self, I have seen considerable of tbc
world, and the intermixing and in
termingling of races which I see to
night is not at all startling to me.
The landsman suggested that it
was not everybody who imagined
that he had seen the world who had
actually done so. There arc, said
he, -globe-trotters and travelers.
The one does not imply the other.
People who follow the sea, for in
stance, often get an idea that they
have seen tho world ; whereas, as a
rule, they seo nothing of it. They
travel across a vast expanse of ocean
where there is nothing but water,
and occasionally call in at poits.
After spending a lifetime in this
way, what have they really seen of
the world? They get au idea that
the world is familiar to them ; but
in reality they know nothing what
ever about it. The' are of all men
the most incapable of tolerating or
appreciating the blending which we
nave netc, and oi wiucn mere arc
many counterparts that I have seen
in different countries.
Here there was a little lull in the
conversation, which gave the lands
i..an, the last speaker, an opportun
ity to enquire if ins friend was a
stranger in the land.
The naval gentleman replied that
he was, that he had been here only
a few days.
The landsman presumed he had
come in the Australia and was a
tourist. Supposed he was intending
to visit the volcano and would take
in the other natural wonders of the
Not exactly, rejoined the stranger,
I came here in a war-ship a few days
ago, and shall bo leaving again
shortly. I should like to seo the
volcano and learn more of your mix
ed population, which you 6eoin to
think is something unknown to a
man who lias spent years in a great
navy, but shall not have time on
Light began to dawn upon the
landsman, and he commenced to
think that he had put his foot into
it. To make the best of a mistake,
he said, 1 presume you are a naval
Well, something of that kind,
said the stranger, but it is nearly
time for me to be going.
Oh yes, I sec, your leave of ab
sence has nearly expired, and 3'ou
have to be on board your ship.
Well, scarcely that. The Cap
tain of a man.of-war docs not require
to obtain leave to come ashore, nor
is he compelled to return at any
specified hour. I am sorry to part
with you so soon, but rest assured that
Captain .who "knows noth
ing whatever of the world," will bo
glad to welcome you on board his
ship whenever it suits your conve
nience to come. Good-ni"ht, sir.
The body of a Japanese man was
found in tlio river at Kealia, Kntini,
last Tuesday. Tho Jap was a la
borer on Kealia plantation, and was
pi obably trying to swim the stream
at the time of his drowning. His
clothes in a bundle were found tied
on top of his head.
Mr. Farnsworth's house on Kinau
street was burglarized last night, by
two kanakas. Petty stealing has
been carried on in that neighbor
hood of late and last night Mr.
Famsworth's Chinese cook saw the
parties who probably have been
doing all the mischief. Mr. Farns
worth, who has been working like a
beaver on the Elcu's boiler for tho
past several day, slept so sound by
last night that ho did not hear a
man get in the bath-room window,
which is (5 or 8 feet from the ground.
Neither did he hear this person open
the outer door from the inside, and
let in a second party. But when his
cook came home after the Chinese
theatre was over, and shouted "haul
in," on discovery of the robbers,
Mr. Farnsworth got out of bed just
in time to lie too late to get a shot
at the fellows. The burglars got
away with a few trinkets and a few
dollars, which the owner would not
care much about if they would re
turn the keys the took. Aug. 17.
SQUEEZING THE TRUST.
or THE ERRATIC MOVE
T1IE SL'QAR MARKET.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
At the annual meeting of tho
Clmmber of Commerce this morn
ing, the only business of importance
done was the election of ofiiccrs for
the ensuing year, as follows:
Chas. R. Bishop . .President
F. A. Schaefer Vico-Prcsideiit
J, B. Athcrton
Secretary & Treasurer
Messrs. T. R. Walker, P. A,
Schuefer, P. C. Jones, W. G. Ir
win and f. F. llackfeld wero ap
pointed a Committeo on Arbitration.
A committee on, by-laws was olso
The Captain withdrew, evidently
amused, while tho landsman Re
solved to bo morn cautious in future
iu his remarks to sti angers.
rPHE WORKINGMAN'S PAPER
JL "Thu UtUly Bullutlu." 50 ctuta
For San Francisco, per S. S. Ma
riposa, due here on the 2th:
A. E. Ilccht and daughter, Joe
Dunn, II. E. Molntvre, N. S. Sachs,
A. Marques, C. L. 'Wight, S. Roth,
J. F. Colburn, S. C. Allen, Masters
G. and C. Long.
For San Francisco, per S. S. Aus
tralia, Tu&day, August 28th:
Mrs. S. A. Bod, Mrs. M. Rose,
daughter and infant, T. R. Poster
and wife, W. C. Parke, Mrs. L. R.
Wallbridge, J. Mott Smith and
wife, Miss Brewer, E. Bailey, wlfu
and girl, Mrs. pr. Hillcbrund, II.
IMUobrund, .Miss Musgrave, Mrs.
Amy Ciockcr and maid, Mrs. Ben
der, II. Gillig, II. Graves and wifo,
Sanford Sachs, C. J. Doering, Jus.
Otis, P, Otis, Mrs. Kitchen, 11 chil
dren and maul, Miss h, C. Smith,
W. K. Foster and wife, G. W.
Smith, M. Pico and wifo, Joe Pico
Jr, Mrs. G. II, Ken, Mis L. A.
Barker, Miss Carrie Green, 11, P.
Baldwin, Miss M, Baldwin, Harry
Baldwin, Willow Baldwin, S. S,
Curtis, G. B. Grilllu, Mr. Oliver, J.
A curious sugar war is being ear
ned on by the California Refinery
and in the East by the trust and the
outside refiners. The local market
is being manipulated at will by the
California Company, the object be
ing to cinch the American Company.
Prices go up and down every few
days in an exceedingly erratic man
ner. At present the market is stiff
ening, but a reaction is expected
next week. The fluctuations are a
part of the battle against the trust,
advantage being taken of a rule re
garding prices and delivery recently
adopted by the local refinery in the
Sonic time ago tlio American Re
finery changed its rules regarding
the prices that should be charged to
purehasoij. It had always been
the custom to sell the sugar at the
figures ruling on tlio day of delivory,
and not the day that the order was
given. Thus, if a thousand barrels
of sugar was ordered on Monday
and not delivered until Friday, the
purchaser would have to pay the
prices current on Friday, whethsr
higher or lower than those of Mon
day. When E. L. G. Steele retired from
the control of the American Com
pniry, this rule was changed. It
was provided that the sugar should
be billed at Monday's prices if
ordered on Monday, and not accord
ing to the price of the day of deliv
ery. This is where the opportunity
for the fight comes in, both hero
and in the East.
At the tune that Clans Spreckcls
cornered the raw sugar market and
gauged the trust, their refineries
were loaded up witli orders, but
they had little or no raw sugar. He
had them at his mcrey and shoved
up the price all around, while tho
trust refiners had to fill their orders,
at the prices current when they
were given. In many instances,
they had to buy raw suizar of Spree-.
kelsatGj cents a pound, refine it
and sell it at the same figures.
Their losses wero heavy, and for
a week or so they carefully abstain
ed from accepting oiders. Taking
advantage of the situation, Prazer"
Harrison & Co., E. C. Knight,
Spreckcls and the outsiders gene
rally gathered in all the orders they
could. They had plenty of raw
sugar, but knew that before deliv
ery prices would go down, In this
way they caught up plenty of busi
ness, the jobbers were not affected
much and the trust suffered badly.
As soon as the trust refiners sec
ured somo raw sugar, they com
menced to receive orders again.
Prices, in the meantime, had fallen,
and they offered to deliver sugar at
the low quotations. This was a
signal for Spreckcls to put up prices
onco more, so as to compel the
trust to deliver more sugar at a loss.
Thoy are compelled to go to him
for their supplies of the raw article, -he
having control of tho available
raw sugar. This little sea-sawing;
game is likely to be carriod on as.
lon: as there is any cluvicc to worry
the trust, which will bo until they
can get somo sugar from abroad.
They are mad, but thoy are help-,
Since July 30lh sugar has ad
vanced nearly every day, the in
crease being about i of a cent all
around. Yesterday threo advances,
each of -k cent, were made, and to
day the market was buoyant, with
the chances favoring another rise.
Granulated sugar is 1 cents a
pound, with other grades of sugar
corresponding. Clans Spreckels
gets his raw sugar from Manilla for
about 1 cents a pound, and as he
has 70,000 tons to bo delivered in
San Francisco und New York his
ability to squeeze tho other side ii
not questioned. Post.
JL lor U tliu
em's per month
PAPER to bubscriba
"Daily llulletin." 60
PHE ONLY PAPER read
JL olabtei. "Tho DaiJyUullotln.
Cents per month.
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